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Community Health Grants

BID Plymouth

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Plymouth, MA 02360

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BID Plymouth Grant Information and Application

About Our Community Health Grants

Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Plymouth (BID Plymouth) is pleased to offer a unique funding opportunity to qualifying non-profit organizations within its service area. Up to three, multi-year, community health grants will be awarded consisting of a three-year grant period, with each awardee receiving $5,000 in grant funding per each year for a total of $15,000.

Submission Deadline: November 19, 2021

Funding Opportunity Overview

In 2019, BID Plymouth conducted a Community Health Needs Assessment which identified the service area’s needs, as well as the hospital’s core community health priority areas. Through this process, clear gaps were identified between health resources and community needs. After careful review of the quantitative and qualitative data, it was determined that BID Plymouth could make the most impact funding multi-year, sustainable programs that would bridge these gaps.

BID Plymouth’s new multi-year, community health grants are designed to fund evidence-based or evidence-informed programs that address one or more of the following priority areas:

Social Determinants of Health – Food and Housing Insecurity

Social determinants of health (SDoH) are the conditions in the environments where people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks. Programs that specifically address housing and/or food insecurity are eligible for grant funding in the 2021 grant cycle.

Examples of programs that are eligible for funding include:

  • Increasing the number of adults and children with access to healthy food
  • Providing nutrition education and food access to low- and moderate-income populations living in public housing
  • Increasing housing stability and decreasing the number of people who struggle with financial insecurity/rent insecurity

Behavioral Health (Substance Use & Mental Health)

As defined by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), behavioral health, in this context means the promotion of mental health, resilience and wellbeing; the treatment of mental and substance use disorders; and the support of those who experience and/or are in recovery from these conditions, along with their families and communities.

Examples of programs that are eligible for funding include:

  • For adults and youth increasing access to screening, education, referral, and patient engagement services for those individuals who identified with or at-risk of mental health and substance use issues in clinical and non-clinical settings
  • Reduce stigma associated with mental health and substance misuse
  • Reduce risky behaviors in youth through programming
  • Reduce elder health isolation and depression

Grant-funded programs must start on or before March 2022.

Grant applicants must meet one of the priority areas stated above and service one or more of the following communities of Plymouth, Carver, Kingston, and Duxbury. Additional points will be provided for each town participating in a project.

Important Dates

  • Request for Proposal (RFP) released: October 15, 2021
  • Application due: November 19, 2021
  • Grantees notified: December 17, 2021
  • Agreement of MOU: January 2022
  • Distribution of funds: February 2022
  • Program start: On or before March 2022

BID Plymouth Grant Application

Download our Community Health Grant Application.

BID Plymouth reserves the right to amend this RFP as necessary, including any of the above dates. Any change will be communicated to all grant applicants.