Monday, April 10, 2017

Aetna Releases 2017 Cultivating Healthy Communities RFP

Are you interested in increasing safety through built environment strategies that encourage biking, walking, reduced speeds, and inviting public spaces? You may be eligible for the Aetna Foundation's 2017 Cultivating Healthy Communities Grant Program. 

As the Foundation's only open RFP this year, they are looking to award up to $2 million in grants to organizations that increase opportunities for low-income, minority communities to make healthy choices in the places they live, work, learn, and play. Grant requests can range between $50,000 and $100,000 for projects that span 18 to 24 months. They seek partners whose work addresses pressing issues in the following domains: Built Environment, Community Safety, Environmental Exposures, Healthy Behaviors, and Social/Economic Factors.

This will be a highly competitive funding opportunity structured in two stages. Stage 1 involves a short application. All eligible organizations are invited to submit an online Stage 1 application by April 14, 2017 at 3PM ET. Upon reviewing all Stage 1 applications, they will invite a smaller group of applicants to submit a full application for Stage 2.

Please visit their website and read the RFP, which includes a detailed FAQ section, for more information and other materials to assist you in applying.