Applications Open: Grants to Improve Children’s Health

Deadline: May 3, 2021

COVID-19 dramatically altered the ways we live, work, and play, in part by laying bare the racism and inequality inherent in all of our communities. In response, many cities created rapid response pilots and programs to meet immediate and emerging needs. Our 2020 Healthy Babies Bright Futures (HBBF) and Mayors Innovation Project (MIP) grant program supported cities’ immediate needs to address COVID-19 with efforts to reduce toxic exposures in pregnant women and babies.

Request for Proposal Description & InstructionsThis year, HBBF & MIP will provide $10,000 grants to five cities that identify and implement strategies to scale and sustain projects that have demonstrated potential for improving children’s health and reducing health disparities. We invite concise proposals from US cities to participate in this grant program designed to scale up pilot projects and share this learning with other cities. Both cities funded in our 2020 grant cycle and new cities are eligible to apply.

We invite concise proposals from US cities to participate in this grant program. To be considered, cities must submit 1-3 page proposals that follow guidelines outlined below by May 3rd.

5 Selected Cities will Receive:

  • A $10,000 grant to improve children’s health and reduce health disparities, specifically those that decrease neurotoxic exposures.
  • Access to technical assistance from HBBF and MIP staff (e.g., consultation, peer-learning, case studies, and best practices).
  • An opportunity to present at a future (virtual or in person) MIP meeting to showcase work and share lessons learned with peers.
  • Sharing of your accomplishments through HBBF’s and MIP’s national networks, including development and dissemination of a case study featuring your project.

Guidelines & Apply

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