Now Available: Lead Poisoning Prevention Grant Funding Opportunity
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COLUMBIA, MD (February 19, 2019) — To help communities in building local capacity and advancing evidence-based lead poisoning prevention efforts, the National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) will offer bundled awards of coaching and support over 18 months to a minimum of eight applicants. The grant opportunity opens today.
Via the 2019 Lead Poisoning Prevention Grants: Equipping Communities for Action through the National Lead Poisoning Prevention Network, each grantee will receive an award consisting of the following:
- Coaching and support: Eighteen months of coaching and support from national experts at the National Center for Healthy Housing, Environmental Defense Fund, ChangeLab Solutions, National League of Cities, Earthjustice, and more;
- Peer learning: Opportunities to interact and learn from other communities tackling the same issues;
- Cost/benefit analysis: An analysis of the costs and benefits of lead poisoning prevention policies tailored to their jurisdictions, conducted by Altarum Institute. The analysis is intended to help communities estimate the local burden of lead exposure and the benefits of specific lead remediation policies
- Grant award: A $25,000 grant to support activities and travel.
Funding should be used to build capacity within a community and help communities achieve policy, practice, or systems change.
Priority will be given to applicants who articulate plans to advance policy and system changes, such as those outlined in the 10 Policies to Prevent and Respond to Childhood Lead Exposure. Applicants may apply to use funding for an initiative that is already underway if they can demonstrate how the additional funding will substantially enhance the impact or reach of the work.
Applicants may apply to use funding for either a new activity or one that that is already in the planning stage. Applicants may not use grant funds to support attempts to influence legislation through direct or grassroots lobbying. For example, funds cannot be used for signage that endorses pending legislation or an elected official.
Eligible applicants include local or regional nonprofit and community-based organizations (including public health institutes) and county, local, and tribal government agencies that are based in the United States and serve small-to-mid-sized cities (populations of 50,000 to 400,000 inhabitants). For-profit and state-level organizations and agencies are not eligible to apply for this award.
Online applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. ET, Friday, March 22, 2019. This competitive solicitation is being led by the National Center for Healthy Housing with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and additional support from the New York Community Trust.