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The Community Health Inclusion Index, Office of Local and Regional Health, & Mass in Motion Mini-Grants

Request for Proposals

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH), Mass in Motion Municipal Wellness and Leadership Initiative, the Office of Local and Regional Health, the Root Cause Solutions Exchange, and the Office of Health Equity (OHE), in partnership with the Massachusetts Health Officers Association (MHOA), are pleased to announce new mini-grants of $12,000 available to new and previous recipients of the Community Health Inclusion Index (CHII) mini-grants. Whether you have received funding for these mini-grants before or are new, you are eligible to apply. We anticipate funding seven communities during this grant cycle.  Funds will support community assessment and implementation of findings based on the CHII to make the community more accessible for people with disabilities, including people with mobility limitations. Addressing racial disparities among individuals with disabilities is a priority. 

Awards must be spent between January 1, 2023, and June 30, 2023. Grantees must carry out and report on a 6-month plan of action to implement healthy community design strategies aimed at creating conditions to support healthy behaviors for people with disabilities, including people with mobility limitations. Past CHII mini-grant awardees may continue their work and build on previous initiatives, particularly as COVID-19 restrictions begin to lift. New grantees will conduct a CHII analysis and begin to implement infrastructure, policy, or practice changes based on CHII results. Technical assistance on the CHII will be made available by OHE to funded applicants through periodic check-ins and on an as-needed basis.


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