MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Partnership Program (WPP) at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) has released its 2022 Community Impact Grant Program Request for Partnerships. Through the Community Impact Grant Program, the Wisconsin Partnership Program advances health equity in Wisconsin by supporting community-academic partnership initiatives that address the social determinants of health and root causes of health inequities and are informed and implemented by communities most affected by them.
WPP’s Oversight and Advisory Committee will allocate up to $3 million in Community Impact Grant awards. Each award is for a maximum of $500,000 over a period of three years. Awardees from this funding cycle are eligible to apply for one three-year renewal for an additional $500,000 at the end of their initial award, for a total award of up to $1 million over six years. Renewals are competitive, and as part of the renewal application, awardees must demonstrate success in achieving progress on the primary activities outlined in the original proposal. Letters of intent are due May 27, 2022.
Since 2015, the Wisconsin Partnership Program has provided more than $31 million in Community Impact Grants to support community-academic partnerships across a wide range of health initiatives, communities and geographic areas.
“Through this funding opportunity, the Wisconsin Partnership Program is pleased to support community organizations that are driving innovative solutions to a diverse array of health challenges,” said Dr. Amy Kind, associate dean for social health sciences and programs, SMPH, and executive director of the Wisconsin Partnership Program. “We look forward to reaching communities and partners across the state and providing robust support for new ideas and approaches for improving heath and advancing health equity.”
Learn more about the Community Impact Grant Program and view the 2022 Request for Partnerships at med.wisc.edu/wisconsin-