Open RFPs

Request for Proposals:  Diverse Advocacy (Round Three)


Download the full RFP with Information on How to Apply >>> Here

Apply by July 15, 2016

See the slides from our informational webinar>>>

Diverse Advocacy RFP Webinar slides 6 23 2016 from cthealth

CT Health is pleased to announce the availability of a third round of grant funding to increase the diversity of consumers participating in health reform engagement and advocacy.  Our hypothesis is that including the voices of consumers of color in health reform means that:


CT Health anticipates funding 2-4 grant requests ranging in size from $25,000 to $50,000.


Activity Date
Release of RFP and Grant Application June 7, 2016
Informational Webinar for Interested Applicants June 23 from 2-3 PM
Application Deadline July 15, 2016 – 5:00 PM  
Notification of Successful Grant Award Sept. 30, 2016
Grant Period Oct. 3, 2016-Sept. 30, 2017


CT Health defines a person of color (PoC) as someone who identifies as being from one or more of the following racial and ethnic backgrounds:

·         African-American/Black ·         Hispanic/Latino
·         Asian or Pacific Islander ·         Native American

An organization must meet two or more of the following criteria to be eligible to apply for this funding:

Applicants must be 501(c)(3) organizations to be eligible for this funding.


In their proposals, applicants must meet at least one (1) of the following objectives that support the foundation’s strategic goal to leverage opportunities to advance health equity in reforming health care:

  1. Advocate for increased and improved collection, stratification, reporting, and use of race, ethnicity and language (REL) data from existing commercial and public data systems (e.g. All Payers Claims Database, Access Health Connecticut, Medicaid, commercial carriers, state agencies, etc.) to identify and address inequities.
  2. Commission high quality, credible policy analysis and use findings to do two or more of the following:
    1. Increase the knowledge base about a health issue amenable to policy solutions
    2. Evaluate outcomes or impact of current or future health policy
    3. Stimulate public debate about a health policy issue to raise its profile on the public agenda
    4. Equip advocates
    5. Provide decision support to decision-makers