2020 Spring Grant Cycle:

In keeping with the recommendations of the October 2019 update to the 2015 Community Health Improvement Plan, the Greater Milford Community Health Network Area (CHNA 6) is pleased to solicit proposals from eligible nonprofit and government organizations for the following four Priority Areas: 

  1. Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
  2. Mental Health and Substance Use
  3. Violence Prevention
  4. Access

Click here for all 2020 grant documents:

  1. Notification of Intent to Apply Form - required *
  2. Grant Guidelines
  3. Grant Coversheet 
  4. Project Narrative
  5. Budget Terms
  6. Project Budget and Narrative:
    1. PDF version
    2. Google drive version: Please download and save in order to use document to create budget 
  7. Sample Project Budget and Narrative 

2019 Fall Grant Announcement:

The CHNA 6 Steering Committee recognizes that valuable community projects may fit with the overall priorities of the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) but do not address specific objectives and strategies.  The Community Grants Program was designed to support these projects, with a special emphasis on smaller community-based and/or grassroots organizations.  We would like to congratulate the following grant awardees:              

  • Abundant Care Inc.: "Personal Products for Underserved and Immigrant Populations”
  • Franklin Senior Center: "Treadmill Replacement"
  • Hopedale Public Schools (Bright Beginnings Center): "Bright Beginnings Center Pyramid Model Implementation"
  • Medway Public Schools: "Rachel's Challenge”
  • Milford Public Schools: "Botvin Life Skills Training”
  • Milford Youth Center: "MYC Boxing Ring”
  • Tri-Valley Inc.: "Benefits Enrollment Counselor”

We would like to thank everyone who applied and applaud all the great work that is happening in our community. We would also like to extend a huge thank you to all the members of the Grant Review Committee, who volunteered their time to review the grants!

2019 Fall Community Grants:

The Greater Milford Community Health Network Area (CHNA 6) is committed to working with municipalities and nonprofit organizations to improve the health of the region.  In recent years, CHNA 6 has offered grants to address specific objectives of the 2015 Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP).  This “collective impact” strategy will allow for lasting social change around health issues identified as part of the Community Health Assessment.    


The CHNA 6 Steering Committee recognizes that valuable community projects may fit with the overall priorities of the CHIP but do not address specific objectives and strategies.  The Community Grants Program was designed to support these projects, with a special emphasis on smaller community-based and/or grassroots organizations.   

In keeping with the recommendations of its 2015 Community Health Improvement Plan,  CHNA 6 is pleased to solicit proposals from eligible nonprofit and government organizations for the following four CHIP Priority Areas (to review the CHIP, click here):

  1. Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion: To create healthier communities and prevent chronic disease by improving nutrition and increasing physical activity.
  2. Mental Health and Substance Use: To increase emotional health across the lifespan and build an accepting community for those who are affected by mental health and substance use issues.
  3. Violence Prevention: To promote non-violent behaviors across the lifespan.
  4. Access: To Increase availability, knowledge, and use of services and resources that promote health, wellness, and access for vulnerable populations in CHNA 6 communities.

Click below for Notification of Intent to Apply, 2019 Fall Grant Guidelines and Narrative and the Project Budget and Budget Narrative: 

Notification of Intent to Apply
Notification of intent to apply form PDF[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [72.4 KB]
2019 Fall Community Grant Guidelines and Narrative
2019 FALL Community Grant Guidelines PDF[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [1.4 MB]
Project Budget and Budget Narrative
Project Budget and Budget Narrative (Fal[...]
Microsoft Excel sheet [33.5 KB]

2019-2020 Grant Announcement:

In keeping with the recommendations of the 2018 October update to the Community Health Improvement Plan, CHNA 6 is pleased to be able to award grants this year that target our priority areas. After reviewing 8 applications from our partner organizations, the CHNA 6 Steering Committee is very excited to offer funding to 2 projects at $32,133.00 for our forth year grant cycle. We would like to congratulate the following grant awardees:

  1. The NAN Project
  2. Wayside Youth and Family Support Network

We would like to thank everyone who applied and applaud all the great work that is happening in our community. We would also like to extend a huge thank you to all the members of both Grant Review Committees, who volunteered their time to review the grants! For complete list of grant awards, please click below. 

2019 Grant Annoucement PDF.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [171.7 KB]

Spring 2019 Update:

Thank you to all those who attended our last CHNA 6 meeting and Bidders Conference on January 18, 2019. We would also like to thank all those who signed up to be on the Grant Review Committees. For the Spring 2019 Grant cycle, we have received six level one grant proposals and two level two proposals, for a total request of $278,597.00. We wish all the agencies good luck! Final decisions will be announced on March 18, 2019.

Spring 2019-2020 Grant Info:

In keeping with the recommendations of the October 2018 update to the 2015 Community Health Improvement Plan (on main page), the Greater Milford Community Health Network Area (CHNA 6) is pleased to solicit proposals from eligible nonprofit and government organizations for the following four Priority Areas: 

  1. Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
  2. Mental Health and Substance Use
  3. Violence Prevention
  4. Access

The Steering Committee of the CHNA was charged with revisiting the CHIP each year to “improve and further align expectations with outcomes.”  During the fall of 2018, the Steering Committee worked to evaluate the outcomes of current grantees and how well they met the objectives of the CHIP.  In addition, the Steering Committee reviewed the 2018 Community Health Assessmentconducted by Milford Regional Medical Center.

Click here for all 2019 grant documents : 

  1. Notification of Intent to Apply Form - required *
  2. Grant Guidelines
  3. Grant Coversheet 
  4. Project Narrative
  5. Budget Terms
  6. Project Budget and Narrative: 
    1. PDF version
    2. Google drive version: Please download and save in order to use document to create budget 
  7. Sample Project Budget and Narrative 

2018-2019 Grant Announcement:

In keeping with the recommendations of the 2017 October update to the Community Health Improvement Plan, CHNA 6 is pleased to be able to award grants this year that target our priority areas. After reviewing 12 applications from our partner organizations, the CHNA 6 Steering Committee is very excited to offer funding to 8 projects at $193,161.50 for our third year grant cycle. We would like to congratulate the following grant awardees:

  1. United Way of Tri-County
  2. Family Continuity Inc. 
  3. Edward M. Community Health Center
  4. Hockomock Area YMCA (Level 1)
  5. Hockomock Area YMCA (Level 2)
  6. Milford Youth Center
  7. Medway Public Schools
  8. Franklin Food Pantry

We would like to thank everyone who applied and applaud all the great work that is happening in our community. We would also like to extend a huge thank you to all the members of both Grant Review Committees, who volunteered their time to review the grants! For complete list of grant awards, please click below. 

2018 Grant Annoucement PDF.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [74.5 KB]

2017-2018 Grant Announcement:

In keeping with the reccomendations of the 2015 Community Health Improvement Plan, CHNA 6 is pleased to be able to award grants this year that target our four priority areas: Chronic Disease and Health Promotion, Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse, Violence Prevention and Access. After reviewing 21 applications from our partner organizations, the CHNA 6 Steering Committee is very excited to offer funding to 10 projects at $247,277.23 for our second year grant cycle. We would like to congratulate the following grant awardees:
  1. United Way of Tri-County
  2. Family Continuity Inc. 
  3. Milford Police Department & JAG
  4. Riverside Community Care
  5. Edward M. Community Health Center
  6. Hockomock Area YMCA 
  7. Kennedy-Donovan Center
  8. Town of Milford Ruth Ann Bleakney Senior Center 
  9. Milford Youth Center
  10. Hockomock Area YMCA  
We would like to thank everyone who applied and applaud all the great work that is happening in our community. We would also like to extend a huge thank you to all the members of both Grant Review Committees, who volunteered their time to review the grants! For complete list of grant awards, please click below. 
2017 Grant Announcement .pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [484.2 KB]

2016-2017 Grant Awardees:

2016 Grant Award Announcement
CHNA_Grants_March2016.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [73.6 KB]
  • Click here for 2016-2017 grant report summary. 
2016 Mini-Grant Award Annoucement
2016 Mini-Grant Award Announcement.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [227.9 KB]

Join the Steering Committee:  The Steering Committee is looking for new members! The steering committee meets every other month to set agenda for general CHNA 6 meetings, approve recommendations of the grants committee, and members serve on one of the subcommittees; finance, outreach/education or grants distribution. The commitment is about 10 hours a month. If you are interested, please submit this brief application by February 7, 2020 to coordinator@chnna6.org

Keys to Successful Grantwriting!
We would like to invite CHNA 6 members to participate in a grantwriting workshop!

 

  • When: Thursday, February 13, 2020 (Snow Date: Thursday, February 27, 2020)
  • Time: 8:30 am – 12 noon
  • Presenter: Dodi Swope, adjunct faculty member at Clark University and Senior Consultant at Investing in Girls Alliance.
  • Location: Ruth Anne Bleakney Senior Center (located at 60 N. Bow St., Milford, MA 01757
  • Fee: $10/person. Light breakfast included
  • Audience: Those new to grantwriting and those who want to assure they’re up-to-the-minute in their grantwriting approach. 
  • To Register: Submit this form by Friday, January 24, 2020. You will receive an email confirmation. Space is limited and registration is not complete until payment recieved. 
  • Cancellation policy: Because we incur costs and may be unable to fill your seat, refunds will not be made for cancellations made within one week of workshop.

 

Writing successful grant proposals doesn’t have to be a mysterious process. Whatever your funding target may be – a particular foundation, corporation, or government funder – there are certain steps that are generally the same and key areas that deserve special attention.

 

 In this session you will focus on:

  • Asking good questions up front – “Are we the right organization to do this and why?” and “What is the amount of change we can promise?”
  • Clarity of goals and objectives
  • The roles of needs assessment, logic models, theory of change, and partnerships
  • How to stay “in the know” about grantwriting trends
  • If you have a project in mind, or an idea that you’d like to develop, bring it with you. If you don’t, come anyway! You’ll leave with a solid understanding of what goes into a competitive proposal that, combined with research on funders likely to have an interest in your project, will position you for success.

 

Presenter Dodi Swope is a training and technical assistance specialist at Oklahoma University's Southwest Prevention Center. She teaches a graduate level course in grantwriting at Clark University through the International Development Community and Environment department. Dodi is also a public health consultant, facilitator and trainer.

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