Monday, February 10, 2020

Funding: 2020 Barclay-Giel Seed Grants

2020 Barclay-Giel Seed Grants
The PHS Commissioned Officers Foundation (COF) for the Advancement of Public Health is pleased to announce the 2020 funding cycle of Barclay-Giel Seed Grants is now open. Requests for funding will be accepted online until the deadline of February 21. Grant awards are expected to be announced in June 2020.

Eligible Applicants

Any non-profit entity, including 501(c)(3) or local/state/tribal organization, whose primary mission is addressing one or more public health issues. This includes local/state/tribal governments and health departments.

Grant Amounts
The maximum grant amount is $10,000. The typical grant amount will be about $5,000. COF may elect to provide less than the full amount requested. All the grant-awarded funds must be used by June 30, 2021, and there is no opportunity for additional or continuation grant funds for the same grant.

Eligible Public Health Issues
The grants are open to all areas of public health. However, areas of prime interest for this grant cycle are the Surgeon General's Priorities. These include Opioids and Addiction, Tobacco, Community Health and Economic Prosperity, Health and National Security, Oral Health, and Emerging Public Health Threats.  Funds may be used for any type of public health project and may include such things as community initiatives, strategic public health plans, or "proof of concept" intervention projects. Each proposed project or program must have a strong disease and/or injury prevention component that impacts the health of a community by promoting wellness, early detection, and early interventions.  Funds are not intended for clinical care or patient treatment.  We also encourage applicants to consider how projects may support Healthy People 2020 Topics and Objectives.

Rating Criteria
All applications will be evaluated and ranked competitively based on the following criteria:
  • A clear and concise description of the intended use of the funds
  • Defined public health goal(s) associated with one or more Surgeon General's priorities, and measurable outcomes
  • The likelihood of making an impact and obtaining a successful public health outcome in the community
  • Innovation
  • Ability to leverage grant funds to obtain more funds to address the same public health issue
  • Ability to describe the "next step" to be taken by the applicant organization after the COF grant funds are used to address the public health issue
  • Community support and/or partnerships with other organizations

Apply Online

Additional information and a link to apply are available at