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Show Me the Money: Strategies for Identifying Potential Funders and Writing Successful Grant Proposals
Show Me the Money: Strategies for Identifying Potential Funders and Writing Successful Grant Proposals
Show Me the Money: Strategies for Identifying Potential Funders and Writing Successful Grant Proposals
Show Me the Money: Strategies for Identifying Potential Funders and Writing Successful Grant Proposals
Show Me the Money: Strategies for Identifying Potential Funders and Writing Successful Grant Proposals
Show Me the Money: Strategies for Identifying Potential Funders and Writing Successful Grant Proposals
Show Me the Money: Strategies for Identifying Potential Funders and Writing Successful Grant Proposals
Show Me the Money: Strategies for Identifying Potential Funders and Writing Successful Grant Proposals
Show Me the Money: Strategies for Identifying Potential Funders and Writing Successful Grant Proposals
Show Me the Money: Strategies for Identifying Potential Funders and Writing Successful Grant Proposals
Show Me the Money: Strategies for Identifying Potential Funders and Writing Successful Grant Proposals
Show Me the Money: Strategies for Identifying Potential Funders and Writing Successful Grant Proposals
Show Me the Money: Strategies for Identifying Potential Funders and Writing Successful Grant Proposals
Show Me the Money: Strategies for Identifying Potential Funders and Writing Successful Grant Proposals
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Show Me the Money: Strategies for Identifying Potential Funders and Writing Successful Grant Proposals

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Presentation by Howard Chapman, Jr. at the 2009 Virginia Health Equity Conference.

Presentation by Howard Chapman, Jr. at the 2009 Virginia Health Equity Conference.

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  • 1. Show Me the Money Strategies for Identifying Potential Funders and Writing Successful Grant Proposals Health Equity Conference The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen Richmond, Virginia Presented by: Howard Chapman, Jr.
  • 2. Identifying Grant Sources <ul><li>Funding Sources that Match the Interest of Your Organization and Its Goals. </li></ul><ul><li>Local Foundations </li></ul><ul><li>Federal Grants at Grants.gov </li></ul><ul><li>State Grants and Foundations </li></ul><ul><li>Grant Resource Center and the Foundation Directory </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Search </li></ul>
  • 3. What are Some of the Greatest Challenges? <ul><li>Staff and Available Time to Dedicate to Writing Grants </li></ul><ul><li>This is a Problem for many small not-for-profits </li></ul><ul><li>High Cost of Contracting with an Experienced Grant Writer </li></ul><ul><li>Timing </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic Submission Process </li></ul>
  • 4. What Have Been Some of Your Greatest Accomplishments? <ul><li>In 1980 when I started with Southwest Virginia Community Health Systems, their Total Federal Grant was $60,000 </li></ul><ul><li>They had One Physician and Five Full-Time Staff </li></ul><ul><li>In 1983 I took over as Executive Director and added a Second Physician </li></ul><ul><li>In 1997 we obtained a $25,000 Grant for the Migrant Health Network </li></ul><ul><li>In 1998 a Voucher Grant was obtained from HRSA for the Migrant Health Network and we expanded to 9 Counties in Southwest Virginia (Current Grant is $160,000 Annually) Only 21 Migrant Voucher Grants Nationwide </li></ul><ul><li>Today our Total HRSA Funding is $2.4 million Annually </li></ul>
  • 5. Accomplishments Continued <ul><li>SVCHS has 6 Operational Medical Sites </li></ul><ul><li>Change In Scope to add Troutdale Medical Center in 2002 with Grant Support from the Smyth County Community Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>This was brought about by Two New Access Point Grants from HRSA (Bristol Virginia in 2003 and Tazewell Virginia in 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>An Expanded Medical Capacity Grant for CHC/MHC at Troutdale Virginia in 2003 </li></ul><ul><li>An Expanded Services Grant from HRSA in 2004 to Implement Mental Health in a Primary Care Setting ($150,000 annually) </li></ul>
  • 6. Accomplishments Continued <ul><li>In 2006 SVCHS added Whitetop Community Health through a Change in Scope from HRSA and an Operational Support Grant from the Virginia Health Care Foundation (3 year Grant) </li></ul><ul><li>In 2007 SVCHS added the Meadowview Health Clinic with a Change in Scope from HRSA and an Operational Support Grant from the Virginia Health Care Foundation (3 year Grant) </li></ul>
  • 7. Other SVCHS Programs and Grants <ul><li>Mt. Rogers Medication Assistance Program (MAP) was started in 2002 with a $200,000 Grant from the Virginia Health Care Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Community Partners Included 3 CHCs, 3 Faith Based Organizations, and 2 Local Health Departments </li></ul><ul><li>Current Grant Funding is $258,000 annually from the Virginia Health Care Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>In 2008 the Mt. Rogers MAP served over 3,600 patients and provided over 28,000 free prescriptions to qualified patients </li></ul><ul><li>The AWP Value of the medications was over $11 million </li></ul>
  • 8. Other SVCHS Programs and Grants Continued <ul><li>UVA Telemedicine Network </li></ul><ul><li>UVA receives Grants for the Equipment and Start up Cost </li></ul><ul><li>UVA also receives grant funding to support the operation of the Telemedicine Network </li></ul><ul><li>UVA receives some grant support for non-reimbursable insurance procedures and indigent care for our telemedicine referrals </li></ul><ul><li>SVCHS has received Grant Funding to Purchase Telemedicine Equipment from VHCF and the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (through the Town of Troutdale) </li></ul><ul><li>SVCHS received Grant Support from the Universal Services Administration (Dept. of Agriculture) for Broadband Access at several of our telemedicine sites </li></ul><ul><li>UVA provides access to 28 Separate Specialties, Provider and staff CME, and Patient Education Programs </li></ul>                                                                                                   
  • 9. HRSA Economic Stimulus Grants <ul><li>SVCHS Increased Demand for Service Funding for $296,780 </li></ul><ul><li>To add 2 full-time physicians </li></ul><ul><li>To add 2 full-time Mid-levels (NP/PA) </li></ul><ul><li>To add 1 full-time LCSW </li></ul><ul><li>To add 4 full-time Nurses </li></ul><ul><li>SVCHS Capital Improvement Project Funding for $766,950 </li></ul><ul><li>To replace 2 x-ray units that are over 30 years old with new digital units </li></ul><ul><li>To add a two exam room Mobile Medical Clinic </li></ul><ul><li>Renovation and Improvements to the T. K. McKee Building for $238,000 </li></ul>
  • 10. Other Planned SVCHS Grant Projects <ul><li>SVCHS Central Pharmacy (HRSA Grant Funding of $150,000 per Year) </li></ul><ul><li>Southwest Virginia Regional Dental Center (Will Seek VHCF in 2010 and HRSA funding by 2011) </li></ul><ul><li>HRSA New Access Point Grant for Montgomery County in 2010 (to operate as a Family Practice Residency Program with VCOM) </li></ul><ul><li>HRSA New Access Point Grant for the City of Radford in 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Public Housing Resident Health Outreach Grant in March 2010 </li></ul>
  • 11. Things That I have Learned Along the Way <ul><li>It is always better to collaborate or partner with other community partners and agencies </li></ul><ul><li>The larger net you cast (more people you serve) the greater the chances of funding </li></ul><ul><li>More funders are concerned with competition or funding something that someone else might already be doing </li></ul><ul><li>HRSA looks at Service Area Overlap </li></ul><ul><li>By collaborating with other providers and agencies you eliminate duplication and maximize the resources (you can serve more people) </li></ul>
  • 12. Look at Partnering with Local Government <ul><li>Whitetop Community Center </li></ul><ul><li>Received $700,000 in Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development Funding </li></ul><ul><li>Received $500,000 in ARC Grant Funding </li></ul><ul><li>Meadowview Health Clinic and Community Center </li></ul><ul><li>Received $700,000 in Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development Funding </li></ul><ul><li>Troutdale Medical Center </li></ul><ul><li>Received $22,500 in Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development Funding for Telemedicine Equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Southwest Virginia Regional Dental Center </li></ul><ul><li>Received $700,000 in Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development Funding </li></ul><ul><li>Received $200,000 in ARC Grant Funding </li></ul>
  • 13. Ten Tips to Success in Grant Writing <ul><li>Choose a project that will address an existing need </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure the project is consistent with the Mission and Vision of your organization </li></ul><ul><li>Seek funding sources that support the project you plan to develop </li></ul><ul><li>Select several funding sources and apply to the ones you feel are most likely to fund your project </li></ul><ul><li>Confirm with the funder that your organization is eligible under their guidelines and that they fund projects like yours </li></ul><ul><li>Present a compelling story that makes your project stand out </li></ul><ul><li>Build your case with documented facts that can be confirmed by the funder </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare a detailed budget that outlines the expenses for the project and the support you are requesting </li></ul><ul><li>Comply fully with the funder’s application instructions and guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t wait to the last minute, prepare your application early enough to have it proof read and reviewed by others </li></ul>
  • 14. Other Suggestions <ul><li>Be responsive to the funder </li></ul><ul><li>Complete all reports on time </li></ul><ul><li>Keep the Project Officer/contact updated on the progress/delays of the project </li></ul><ul><li>Give them credit for the financial support of the project at every opportunity and let them know they are appreciated </li></ul><ul><li>Be active in promoting your accomplishments </li></ul><ul><li>Use local, regional, and state media </li></ul><ul><li>Get involved in with local, regional, state, and national organizations that support your project or cause </li></ul><ul><li>- (i.e., Whole Foods Donation of daily proceed to </li></ul><ul><li>the Migrant Health Network) </li></ul><ul><li>Always be Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Know where you want to be next year </li></ul><ul><li>Plan long-term (3 to 5 years out) </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor your progress </li></ul>
  • 15. Thank You and Questions <ul><li>Howard Chapman, Jr. </li></ul><ul><li>Executive Director </li></ul><ul><li>Southwest Virginia </li></ul><ul><li>Community Health Systems, Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>P. O. Box 729 </li></ul><ul><li>Saltville, VA 24370 </li></ul><ul><li>Telephone: (276) 496-4492 Ext. 108 </li></ul><ul><li>Fax: (276) 496-4839 </li></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Visit our Web Site at: www.svchs.com </li></ul>

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