Safety Net Application

Safety Net


Deadline has passed. Applicants who did not submit a letter of intent by noon on July 8, 2020 are not eligible to submit a full proposal.

Letter of intent: July 8, 2020 @ Noon
Full proposal: August 12, 2020 @ Noon
Board approval: December 2, 2020

Instructions and templates

If you were approved for a multiyear plan in 2020, please contact for the appropriate templates.

For new proposals, download the Safety Net 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 resources and forms

You can use these documents to prepare your online Safety Net application.

Grantee portal

Submit your Safety Net application through our online grantee portal.

Please note: Health Forward recently re-designed the grantee portal to provide an enhanced user experience. Our application forms and process have not changed.

Access the grantee portal
Use this link to begin a new application or return to a saved application.
You may find it helpful to bookmark this link for quick access in the future.

New users can set up an account in the grantee portal by registering and completing a brief eligibility quiz.

Instructional webinars

  • This virtual tour walks through the redesigned portal and demonstrates the enhance functionality.
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