Health Impact Project: Call for Proposals -- Opportunity for Health Impact Assessments

Funding Agency:
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The Health Impact Project offers funding to communities and organizations seeking to promote the consideration of health in policy and decision-making. Eligibility varies based on the specific call for proposals (CFP).

The goals of this funding opportunity are to: 1) Support the use of health impact assessment (HIA) to improve health where it is shaped—in families, neighborhoods, schools, and jobs; and 2) Build the capacity of organizations to conduct HIA to bring both health evidence and community voice to decisions made in sectors outside of health care. 

This Call for Proposals (CFP) is focused on addressing the social and economic factors that contribute to health, including education, employment, family and social support, and community safety. These factors can be affected by decisions in a range of sectors such as housing, transportation, criminal justice, community development, and others. The CFP will support grants for health impact assessments that address health in one or more specific counties located in the following states (and listed in Appendix A: Places of Interest): Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and West Virginia. Applicants may conduct an HIA on decisions at the local, regional, or state level but should articulate how the proposal will address health in one or more of the specified counties identified in Appendix A. Successful projects will use an HIA to inform decisions made outside of the traditional health and health care sectors. For definitions of key terms, please reference Appendix B: Glossary

Proposals due: To be submitted via the online application system by September 15, 2017

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Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must be a tax-exempt organization, including educational institutions, as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code that is not a private foundation or non-functionally integrated Type III supporting organization; or a state, tribal, or local agency.
  • Applicant organizations must be physically located in one of the eligible states at the time of application and be performing work in one or more of the Places of Interest. Eligibility of organizations registered as a nonprofit in another state will be handled on a case-by-case basis.
  • Proposals from less populated or rural jurisdictions are encouraged as there is no minimum population size that must be served by the proposal. 



Amount Description

This Call for Proposals will support at least four, two-year grants for amounts up to $100,000 each. 

Funding Type





Community Outreach and Engagement
Medical - Clinical Science
Social Sciences

External Deadline

September 15, 2017