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Greater Lowell Health Alliance Announces Request for Proposals to Support Communities

Greater Lowell Health Alliance (GLHA)

LOWELL, MA – The Greater Lowell Health Alliance (www.greaterlowellhealthalliance.org  of the Community Health Network Area 10 is pleased to offer grants for the Fall of 2020 to support programs and services to improve the overall health of the Greater Lowell community.

A total of $155,000 will be allocated to address critical health issues, with grants of between $5,000 and $100,000. The grant application can be found online at https://www.greaterlowellhealthalliance.org/grants/apply-for-a-grant/  

Applications are due July 23, 2020. Grant recipients will be notified by September 18, 2020, and announced publicly at our Annual Meeting in October.  A virtual training for interested applicants will take place on June 17, 2020, 10am.  RSVP@greaterlowellhealthalliance.org   

Grants will be awarded around the following priority areas: Behavioral Health, Alcohol and Substance Misuse, Wellness and Chronic Disease, Maternal and Infant/Child Health, Infectious Disease, Housing and Built Environment, and Safety & Violence.  Grant awards cannot be used to fund capital or overhead expenses. Preference will be given to projects that serve low-income, vulnerable, and/or at-risk communities.

These funds are part of approximately $5 million being allocated to GLHA by Lowell General Hospital through the hospital’s Determination of Needs process for its 2012 campus expansion. This process through the Department of Public Health ensures that hospitals are providing a measurable community benefit to the communities they serve.

Playing a critical role “As an organization solely dedicated to improving the quality of health in the communities we serve, we are pleased to get critically needed funds into the hands of the front-line organizations that make such a difference in our community health,” said Kerrie D’Entremont, GLHA Executive Director.

The GLHA – comprised of healthcare providers, business leaders, educators, civic and community leaders – plays a critical role in helping individuals and organizations collaboratively improve the health of Greater Lowell region. By raising awareness and providing resources for community organizations, the Alliance empowers them to make decisions and take actions that will lead to an improvement in the region’s health. “Identifying these priority areas has been a community effort, involving input from over 500 people from over 60 different local agencies, as we worked to develop our Community Health Improvement Plan or CHIP 2020.” said D’Entremont. 

The GLHA works closely with healthcare providers, business leaders, educators, and civic and community leaders, with a common goal to help the Greater Lowell community identify and address its health and wellness priorities. The GLHA is primarily funded by Lowell General Hospital.

Each year, the GLHA offers grants to support programs and services to improve the overall health of the Greater Lowell community.  The CHIP process helped determine priority areas for grants, enabling the GLHA to distribute funds to the organizations on the front line of addressing our area’s unmet health needs.

The Greater Lowell Health Alliance of the Community Health Network Area 10 (GLHA of CHNA 10) is a coalition of healthcare providers, business leaders, educators, civic and community leaders with a common goal to help the Greater Lowell community identify and address its health and wellness priorities. The Greater Lowell Health Alliance of CHNA 10 is proud to offer grants for the fall of 2020 to support programs and services to improve the overall health of the Greater Lowell community. The purpose of this RFP is to provide grant funding to increase support for services and programs to better meet the needs of communities in the Greater Lowell area. 

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