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New Health Forward grant management system impacts 2019 deadlines

We are pleased to announce the adjusted deadlines for our 2019 funding opportunities.

As we mentioned at the beginning of September, we will be transitioning from our current grant management system to a new system that better fits our needs and delivers a more user-friendly and efficient experience for our applicants.

To accommodate the transfer to a new system, we’ve had to make some scheduling adjustments that will impact deadlines for applicant defined grants and foundation defined grants in 2019. We have made our best effort to minimize the impact this downtime will have to our applicants.

We want to stress that only the timeframe has changed; there will be no changes in the amount we award in 2019.

The following is the funding schedule for 2019. Dates that deviate from our regular schedule are noted with an asterisk. While we have done our best to estimate the schedule, please note that, due to technology improvements, these dates are tentative and subject to change. Any potential changes will be available on our website.

2019 Applicant Defined Grants
We will suspend accepting applications for applicant defined grants for a two-month period, with the first opportunity to apply beginning in March.

  • March 13, 2019*
  • April 3, 2019
  • May 1, 2019
  • June 5, 2019
  • July 10, 2019*
  • August 7, 2019
  • September 4, 2019
  • October 2, 2019
  • November 6, 2019

2019 Healthy Communities Grants

Letter of intent deadline: March 20, 2019*

Full proposal deadline: April 17, 2019*

Board approval: July 12, 2019*

2019 Mental Health Grants

Letter of intent deadline: May 22, 2019*

Full proposal deadline: June 19, 2019*

Board approval: September 13, 2019*

2019 Safety Net Grants

Letter of intent deadline: July 24, 2019*

Full proposal deadline: August 21, 2019*Board approval: December 11, 2019

For more details about our deadlines, please visit this page. Call your program officer or Health Forward’s main line (816-241-7006) with any questions.

*Dates that deviate from our typical funding schedule.


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