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COVID-19: Mobilizing Communities for a Just Response in Wisconsin Grant

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Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Nov 15, 2021

Matthew Collie


The Wisconsin Department of Health Services will provide grants to engage local and tribal government agencies and community-based organizations in Wisconsin to address COVID-19-related health disparities and advance health equity by expanding community capacity for equity and change.

Projects should focus on:

  • Removing barriers to following public health guidance related to the pandemic, with particular focus on social determinants of health and institutional bias
  • Building broader upstream efforts that will help to address overall COVID-19 prevention, such as paid sick leave, childcare assistance, and housing programs
  • Addressing structural and systemic barriers; enacting evidence-based or promising practices; and/or community-driven policy, system, and environmental (PSE) changes that will foster meaningful engagement and help communities be empowered
  • Addressing the broader consequences of the pandemic through systems change as opposed to direct service provision, including chronic disease prevention; violence prevention; social connectedness and cohesion; substance use; infant mortality; and social determinants of health, including food and housing insecurity
  • Strengthening internal system capacity
  • Building partnerships for change
  • Aligning with the Fair and Just Recovery Initiative for building power in communities, led by the University of Wisconsin (UW) Mobilizing Action Toward Community Health (MATCH) program

Applicants must be based in Wisconsin, work in Wisconsin, and be one of the following entities:

  • Local and tribal government entities
  • Nonprofit organizations certified as a 501(c)(3) by the Internal Revenue Service
  • Projects sponsored by another 501(c)(3) organization
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $100,000
Award floor: $25,000
Estimated number of awards: 40

Application process

A link to the application instructions is available on the program website.

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Tagged as
Health disparities · Infectious diseases · Networking and collaboration · Planning and strategy methods and resources · Policy · Public health · Social determinants of health · Statistics and data · Wisconsin

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