The Maine Health Access Foundation (MeHAF) is seeking applications for the Systems Improvement and Innovation Responsive Grants Program (SIIRG) that focuses on creating change that is responsive to community identified health needs at the system and organizational levels, with a major emphasis on ensuring that the community of focus has a meaningful and ongoing voice in shaping improvements and innovations that address their barriers to health equity.
The program provides funding for organizations to improve health and access to care in four strategic priority areas: rural health, aging/older adults, behavioral health, and maternal and child health.
The SIIRG program was developed and established as a compliment to MeHAF’s Community Responsive Grants (CRG) program, launched in 2019. The CRG program supports projects that align with MeHAF’s goals and advance health equity, by funding community-led organizations responding to community-defined health needs. The CRG program grew out of the recognition that those closest to a given problem are often closest to the potential solutions. They also recognize that some community health services and access to care needs require action by systems and organizations – “the providers” of care.
Align with one or more of four MeHAF strategic priority areas:
- aging/older adults,
- behavioral health/substance use disorder,
- maternal and child health,
- and/or rural health.
The SIIRG program provides opportunities for either one-year planning grants up to $30,000 or implementation grants of up to $50,000 per year for one or two years.
A 501(c)(3), local, state, or tribal government entity or educational institution. Applicants must be organizations based in Maine. If your organization is not eligible to apply independently, and you need to apply via a fiscal sponsor, please contact MeHAF before applying so that they can assist you with the steps. Individuals and private foundations are ineligible.
For more information, visit https://mehaf.org/grants-center/siirg