Funding Opportunities- April 4, 2014

Accepting Applications for Learning Together and Connecting Communities
Northwest Health Foundation is pleased to announce a funding opportunity to strengthen the capacity of communities o­f people with disabilities to self-organize, and to build relationships with organizations and communities for a broader conversation about disability, race/ethnicity and geography.

Northwest Health Foundation wants to:

  • learn more about efforts in Oregon and Southwest Washington that are engaging and led by people with disabilities;
  • promote self-determination and build relationships among and with these communities;
  • and inform the Foundation’s organizational practices.
    Learn more here.

2014 Kaiser Permanente Community Fund Cycle
We are excited to announce the 2014 Kaiser Permanente Community Fund Grant cycle!
The cycle will open on April 10. Organizations and/or collaboratives must submit their intent to apply by noon on May 14 and their Letter of Inquiry by noon on May 23.
To learn more,visit our website and join us for one of four information sessions during the last two weeks of April.

Call for applications for Fall 2014-2015 Oregon Health Authority VISTA members
The Oregon Health Authority VISTA Partnership Project aims to alleviate, prevent and reduce poverty by engaging new public health professionals in a year of full-time service in public health organizations in order to improve public health systems capacity.

The applications are due by 5 PM on Monday, April 14, 2014. We have changed the application due to some program changes at the federal and program level, so please review it carefully.  The VISTA Assignment Description (VAD) needs to be more detailed than in previous applications, and every objective needs a strong tie to the VISTA anti-poverty mission. I have attached a document, “How to Write Effective VADs” as guidance.

Please mark on the application whether or not you will be able to cost-share: $13,136 for rural Oregon, or $13,352 for metro areas for the year. Host sites choosing to cost-share and meeting the goals, mission, and vision of VISTA and our project will receive approval upon application and review. Based on final CNCS approval, we will be able to award several standard VISTA members which will cost $2,500 for the year. The number of standard placements will be based on federal resources and the approval of the Corporation for National and Community Service. If your site can cost-share, you will have a stronger chance to be guaranteed a VISTA resource.

The application also includes the additional request for consideration for grant funding from the Performance Management Program to support a VISTA who will address health department accreditation.
Whenever possible, completed applications should be returned electronically in MS Word format via e-mail to Applications will be accepted in hard copy or fax and should be sent to:
Eric Gebbie
OHA-Public Health Division
800 NE Oregon Street Suite 465B
Portland OR 97232
Fax: 971-673-1309


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