Community Health Center Special Projects Grant

The League is very pleased to once again announce the Community Health Center Special Projects Grants for primary care providers through the generosity of Partners HealthCare, Inc.

The Community Health Center Special Projects Grant was developed to assist centers in the retention and professional development of providers at community health centers by providing funding to support qualified and approved projects that match the clinical or career interest of selected providers and the programmatic needs of the Health Center. This year, the funding made available by this grant will assist up to 6 community health centers in offering paid designated employment time for a primary care provider (or group of providers) to undertake the special projects, mini-fellowships or international health experiences.

Under this Request for Proposals, the League is inviting applications from health center providers and their respective community health center employers. The grant may be used for salary, fringe benefits and tax expenses, and other direct costs of the projects as defined in the RFP. All applications will be required to have a 15% contribution from their respective health center and may request up to a combined $40,000 for the proposed project. For instance, an application with a total project budget of $40,000 may request $34,000 to be awarded by MLCHC and $6,000 to be contributed by the CHC. CHC contributions may be in-kind, capital purchases, and other direct expenses associated with the completion of the proposed project. The grant period will be one year, and projects, fellowships, and international health experiences need to be initiated and completed during the year (July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016). Applications will be accepted until March 13, 2015.

For a summary list of recent CHC Special Project grant recipients, click below: To access the Application Materials, click below:

Please forward questions about the RFP to Leslie Bailey and Lauren Rockoff.


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