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Maine Community Responsive 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.

Maine Health Access Foundation
Letter of Intent (Required): Jul 5, 2023
Application: Aug 24, 2023

For programmatic or technical questions:
Frank Martinez Nocito
207.620.8266 Ext. 116

For questions regarding eligibility or the application system:
Holly Irish
207.620.8266 Ext. 115


Community Responsive Grants are intended to help Maine communities address inequities in health access and outcomes by focusing on changing policies, practices, and perceptions that create barriers to healthcare and good health. The program provides funding to organizations in Maine to carry out planning or implementation projects to identify emerging opportunities, test innovative approaches or new ideas, and implement programs informed by local experience to better meet community needs in the foundation's four goal areas:

  1. Equitable access to care through insurance coverage/free care; recruitment of health, mental health, and dental workforce; rural healthcare transformation; and lowering healthcare costs
  2. Systems change to address critical health issues, such as ensuring access to quality dental care and building an integrated behavioral health system to advance treatment and recovery for substance use disorders
  3. Better health for specific populations by addressing social determinants of health and building capacity in communities that experience health inequities, with particular focus on the health needs of children and older adults
  4. Shared leadership to increase public commitment to achieving health equity and efforts to build leadership skills and capacity to improve healthcare access and health outcomes in Maine

501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, local, state, or tribal government entities, and educational institutions in Maine are eligible to apply. Organizations that do not meet eligibility requirements may apply through a fiscal sponsor.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding
  • Planning grants: up to $30,000, with a project period of one year
  • Implementation grants: up to $50,000, with a project period of up to 2 years
Application process

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

Letters of intent must be submitted through the online application system by June 5, 2023. Selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application, with a deadline of August 24, 2023.

Tagged as
Access · Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Children and youth · Dental workforce · Elderly population · Health disparities · Health insurance · Health workforce · Leadership · Oral health · Planning and strategy methods and resources · Poverty · Public health · Recruitment and retention of health professionals · Social determinants of health · Substance use and misuse · Maine

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