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Maine Health Access Foundation announces Community Responsive Grants Program


The Maine Health Access Foundation (MeHAF) is accepting applications to provide funding for communities to plan or implement projects that align with one or more of MeHAF’s Four Goal Areas: equitable access, systems change, better health for specific groups, and shared leadership.

Donor Name: Maine Health Access Foundation (MeHAF)

State: Maine

County: All Counties

Type of Grant: Grant

Deadline: 06/05/2023

Size of the Grant: $50,000

Grant Duration: 2 years


The CRG program is intended to respond to community needs with community-led solutions; to address emerging opportunities, test innovative approaches or new ideas; or implement programs informed by the experiences of communities on how to address barriers to achieving health equity.

The CRG program aligns with MeHAF’s mission and values, and grew out of the recognition that those closest to a given problem often have the best ideas about potential solutions. Projects most likely to be funded will improve health equity by focusing on changing policies, practices, and perceptions that create barriers to health care and good health, and will be organized such that the communities who face the greatest barriers have a leadership role in creating, implementing and evaluating the solutions that address their needs.

Funding Information

  • Expected total 2023 funding for new grants: approximately $400,000
  • Individual grants: one-year planning grants up to $30,000, or one- or two-year implementation grants up to $50,000 per year.

Eligibility Criteria

  • They fund organizations that are 501(c)(3) nonprofits; local, state, or tribal government entities; or educational institutions. Applicants must be organizations based in Maine. If your organization is not eligible to apply independently, consider looking for a fiscal sponsor – an organization that meets the eligibility criteria and is connected to your community and willing to serve in this role. If you will be working with a fiscal sponsor, that organization must be the grant applicant. Individuals and private foundations are not eligible to apply
  • Eligible organizations may only have one active CRG at any time and may submit only one application for CRG (either a planning or implementation proposal). Current MeHAF grantees with grants under other programs are eligible to apply for a CRG. Separate administrative units of large organizations (e.g., different health centers within a larger FQHC organization) may be eligible to submit individual proposals.

For more information, visit MeHAF.

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