Applications must feature a multi-sector network of partners working with an MCW School of Medicine academic partner. Each partnership should contain the necessary expertise to address policy and systems changes in the desired communities.
Projects must designate one primary community partner applicant organization and one primary MCW School of Medicine academic partner. Please see full RFA for eligibility details regarding both primary partners.
Applicants under this RFA are highly encouraged to have a pre-submission meeting with AHW Program Manager Maureen Busalacchi. Please contact Maureen early in your application process to set up a meeting.
Applications will be accepted only through the official online form. Applications must be received by 5 PM (CST) on November 16, 2020. Applicants must answer all required fields and follow the restrictions set within the online form. No attachments or paper or emailed applications will be accepted. AHW will confirm receipt of the submission via email to the primary community and MCW School of Medicine academic partners.
Following successful submission of the online form, signatures from key project personnel will be required via DocuSign in order to complete the LOI submission and be eligible to advance to merit review.
AHW uses a cost-reimbursement model. Funds may only be used for direct, project-related expenses. Please review a complete list of AHW’s Allowable and Unallowable Costs (PDF) as you prepare your application.
In addition, AHW funds may not supplant funds or resources otherwise available. Please see AHW Supplanting Criteria (PDF) for details.
Further details on AHW financial compliance requirements can be found in the full RFA.
AHW can assist community organizations in identifying a potential MCW School of Medicine academic partner to work with. Please fill out the Partnership Request Form and discuss your needs with AHW Program Manager Maureen Busalacchi (firstname.lastname@example.org) at least a month prior to submission.
Please note that this request does not guarantee a partnership may be identified, but that AHW will make every attempt to support you in identifying a possible academic partner.
The Call for Policy and Systems Changes for Improved Health is a two-stage application process:
- Application Stage 1: Letter of Intent (LOI) applications due by 5 PM (CST) on November 16, 2020. Applicants will be notified in January 2021 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 15, 2021.
- Award Determination: Award determinations will be made in May 2021 with funded projects beginning their work in July 2021.
Please see the full RFA for review criteria and details regarding the application process.