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Cape Cod Healthcare’s FY 2016 Annual Strategic Grant Cycle

Cape Cod Healthcare is pleased to release its FY2016 Annual Strategic Grant Request for Proposals (RFP). This RFP is part of an annual competitive grant process focused on addressing the unmet health needs of the residents of Barnstable County.

The CCHC Community Benefits annual competitive RFP grants program is open to all non-profit community organizations with qualifying proposals that must meet at least one of the following two guidelines:

  • Address and positively impact chronic or infectious disease management and/or
  • Support initiatives targeted at individuals and families facing mental health issues

The CCHC Community Benefits program promotes Cape Cod Healthcare’s mission to coordinate and deliver the highest quality, accessible health services in order to enhance the health of all Cape Cod residents and visitors. In 2014, CCHC invested more than $22 million in community health initiatives. These initiatives include over $900,000 in direct and strategic grant funding to community based organizations and community health centers, charity care to residents of Barnstable County, hospital-based outreach, education and support programs, workforce development initiatives, regional health and human service partnerships, and employee volunteerism.

The FY2016 Annual Strategic Grant RFP will concentrate on chronic and infectious disease, and mental health - two of the most pervasive and trending of the six significant health needs identified by the 2014-2016 Cape Cod Hospital and Falmouth Hospital Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) Report and Implementation Plan.

Grant proposals must address at least one of the following specific chronic or infectious diseases or mental health issues, and meet funding guidelines related to vulnerable populations and measurable outcomes.

Chronic and infectious diseases:

  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes
  • Hepatitis C
  • Tick-borne illnesses

Mental health issues:

  • High or increasing rates of depression, anxiety and suicide
  • Use of hospital emergency departments for psychiatric care
  • Declining availability of outpatient psychiatric care
  • Access to and navigation of available mental health services in Barnstable County

The FY2016 Annual Strategic Grants program will provide up to $200,000 in grants to support projects ranging from $15,000 to $30,000. The deadline for submission of strategic grant proposals is September 14, 2015. Grant selection will be finalized in November 2015 by the CCHC Community Health Committee. The funding period runs from January 1 – September 30, 2016.

CCHC FY16 Annual Strategic Grant RFP Overview

CCHC FY16 RFP Attachments