Project teams must be led by a Wisconsin-based, nonprofit, IRS tax exempt 501(c)3 or government organization and must include an eligible MCW School of Medicine Principal Investigator (PI).
Please see full RFA for eligibility criteria.
AHW can assist community organizations in identifying a potential MCW School of Medicine Principal Investigator (PI) to serve as the required academic partner. Please contact AHW Program Manager Tim Meister at least a month prior to submission to discuss your needs.
Please note that a request to identify a potential MCW PI does not guarantee a partnership may be identified, but that AHW will make every attempt to support you in identifying a possible Principal Investigator.
AHW uses a cost-reimbursement model. Funds may only be used for direct, project-related expenses. Please review a list of AHW’s Allowable and Unallowable Costs (PDF) as you prepare your application.
In addition, in accordance with AHW’s state-required mandates, AHW funds may not supplant funds or resources otherwise available. Please see AHW’s Supplanting Criteria (PDF) for details.
Applications will be accepted only through the official online form. Applications must be received by 5 PM (CST) on November 1, 2021. Applicants must answer all required fields and follow the restrictions set within the online form. No paper or emailed applications will be accepted. AHW will confirm receipt of the submission via email to the primary partners.
Following successful submission of the online form, signatures from key project personnel will be required via DocuSign to complete the LOI submission and be eligible to advance to the merit review process.
The 2022 Community-led Systems Change for Improved Health is a two-step application process:
- Application Stage 1: Letter of intent (LOI) applications are due by 5 PM (CST) on November 1, 2021. AHW anticipates that applicants will be notified in mid-January 2022 of invitation to move to stage 2.
- Application Stage 2: Selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal application by 5 PM (CST) on March 14, 2022.
- Award Determination: Award determinations are anticipated to be made in mid-May 2022, with funded projects beginning their work in July 2022.