Healthy Communities Application

Healthy Communities


Deadline has passed. Applicants who did not submit a letter of intent by noon on January 22, 2020 are not eligible to submit a full proposal.

Letter of intent deadline: January 22, 2020 @ Noon
Full proposal deadline: February 19, 2020 @ Noon
Board approval: June 24, 2020

Instructions and templates

Download the Healthy Communities Application Packet.

(Instructions to download and open a .zip file)

This zip file contains detailed instructions on how to apply using our new online system. It also includes:

  • Request for proposal
  • Theory of change
  • Narrative template
  • Budget template
  • Online questions practice template
  • Other helpful resources and forms

You can use these documents to prepare your Healthy Communities application.

Instructional webinars

  • Healthy Communities webinar outlines the priorities around healthy eating, active living, and tobacco use prevention, as well as the three required strategies of equitable engagement, mobilization for action, and multi-sector collaboration.
  • Application process webinar walks through the process of registering for the grantee portal and completing an application.

Grantee portal

Submit your Healthy Communities application through our online grantee portal.

Please note: Anyone wanting to register for the grantee portal should contact We will activate your account in the new system and provide you with instructions to login.

Returning users – Use this link if you are already registered. Once you are logged in, you can begin a new application or return to a saved application.

Health Forward Foundation
2300 Main Street, Suite 304
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 241-7006