Two Grant Opportunities Available to New and Existing Local Diabetes Coalitions in West Virginia
The Marshall University Center for Rural Health is soliciting applications from diabetes coalitions in 23 eligible West Virginia counties for two funding opportunities. The funding opportunities are provided in partnership with ARC, the West Virginia Development Office, the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation's Together on Diabetes initiative, and the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation.
- Implementation Grants: Seven active, established diabetes coalitions in eligible counties will be selected to receive $5,000 grants to implement evidence-based programs that address community-level efforts to reduce chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, and poor oral health as it relates to diabetes.
- Planning Grants: Four emerging diabetes coalitions in eligible counties will be selected to receive $2,000 planning grants. The aim is to help establish or strengthen these coalitions' efforts to implement evidence-based programs that address community-level efforts to reduce chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, and poor oral health as it relates to diabetes.
The eligibility criteria and application process are outlined in the application guide (PDF: 90 KB). As noted in the guide, Marshall University will host a conference call on Friday, October 18, at noon EST to review the application guidelines and answer questions.
Applications for both funding opportunities are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 8, 2013. Awardees will be announced in December.
Questions about the funding opportunities can be directed to the Marshall University contacts listed in the application guide, or to ARC health program manager Eric Stockton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.884.7752.