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Equity-Focused Policy Research: Building Evidence on Income Supports for Low-Income Families with Young Children

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Letter of Intent (Required): May 21, 2019
Application: Aug 9, 2019

Gina Hijjawi, PhD.


The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation provides grants for action-oriented research that advances health equity, builds knowledge base, and informs policy making on income supports for low-income families. Income supports may reduce poverty in households with young children; provide critical resources to help families support children's development; diminish families' stress levels; and thereby advance health equity.

The Foundation is particularly interested in research on two types of income supports:

  • Tax credits
  • Cash transfer policies

Research should affect families of color, families living in rural areas, and other groups of families who experience gaps in access to supports and face disparities in outcomes related to health and well-being.


Eligible applicants include:

  • Academic institutions
  • Public entities
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • State, territorial, and local government agencies
  • For-profit organizations
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. territories
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $500,000
Award floor: $50,000
Project period: Up to 24 months
Estimated number of awards: 10
Estimated total program funding: $1,500,000

Application process

Links to additional guidance, application instructions , and the online application portal are available on the program website.

Submit a brief proposal by May 21, 2019. Selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal, with a deadline of August 9, 2019.

Tagged as
Access · Benefit enrollment and application · Children and youth · Educational attainment · Employment and unemployment · Families · Food security and nutrition · Health disparities · Housing and homelessness · Human services · Income · Income support and assistance · Policy · Poverty · Racial and ethnic groups · Research methods and resources · Self-sufficiency · Social determinants of health

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