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Connecticut Health and Environmental Justice Grants

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Sponsor
Connecticut Community Foundation
Deadlines
Oct 15, 2021
Contact

Ellen Carter
203.753.1315, Ext. 114
ecarter@conncf.org

Purpose

The Connecticut Community Foundation provides grants for projects in Connecticut that focus on health, environmental justice, and disparities in health outcomes based on geographic location.

Activities that are supported include:

  • Collaborations that improve access to basic needs (such as food and housing) and to preventative healthcare especially for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)
  • Evidence-based prevention and chronic disease management programs for diabetes, obesity, tobacco use, asthma, mental health first aid, and falls
  • Housing advocacy efforts that address high eviction rates, safe housing (lead abatement), and affordability
  • Expanding access to behavioral health and substance abuse interventions, especially in multi-lingual and rural communities
  • System improvements that support increased access to medical and behavioral health services (such as transportation and telehealth)
  • Efforts to advocate for environmental justice and work toward reducing environmental disparities across communities
Eligibility

Eligible applicants in Connecticut include 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, organizations with a nonprofit fiscal sponsor, and municipal entities seeking a grant for public purposes.

Applicants should have a Board of Directors that is representative of the community it serves and which a majority is neither employees nor relatives of employees.

Geographic coverage
Connecticut
Amount of funding

Award amounts are not stated. Past grants have ranged between $5,000 - $76,000.

Application process

A link to the online application portal is available on the program website.

Applications are accepted twice a year with deadlines on February 15 and October 15.

Tagged as
Access · American Indian or Alaska Native · Asian · Behavioral health · Black or African American · Chronic respiratory conditions · Diabetes · Environmental health · Food security and nutrition · Health disparities · Hispanic or Latino · Housing and homelessness · Human services · Limited English proficient · Mental health · Obesity and weight control · Population health · Substance use and misuse · Telehealth · Tobacco use · Transportation · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention · Connecticut



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