Empowerment Grants

This grantmaking initiative supports organizations of less than $1 million annual operating budget that are ready to take their work to the next level. These are one year grants that may range between $50,000 to $100,000.

The grant initiative may support projects such as the following:

  • Launching a new initiative
  • Develop tools to maximize the reimbursement of federal and/or state funds (e.g. Medicare and/or Medicaid funds) for program services
  • Improve capacity building efforts, including capital projects
  • Improve organization’s evaluation capacity
  • Expanding or sustaining a successful current initiative or program
  • Starting or strengthening community collaborations
  • Collaborative planning with other agencies and community members

Key Dates and Deadlines

RFP Release Date July 7, 2017
How to Apply Webinar July 7, 2017
Deadline for Application August 18, 2017 @ 12pm Noon EST
Review of Application August 18 to October 27, 2017
Award Notifications Complete November 1, 2017
Public Announcement November 13, 2017
New Funded Partner Orientation December 8, 2017