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Funding Opportunities
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Education Initiative
Effective Schools Grant – 2015-2016 Grant Term

Note: School District Grant opportunities are available by invitation only.

The nine public school districts in The Rapides Foundation service area are invited to apply for the Effective Schools grant to support district-wide school improvement plans aimed at increased educational attainment and improved student achievement.

This funding opportunity closed: Wednesday, April 15, 2015; 11:59 p.m., CST.
Proposals should be submitted using The Rapides Foundation’s online application process.

Eligible applicants: School District Grant opportunities are available by invitation only.

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Healthy Behaviors Program Grant

The Rapides Foundation is currently accepting proposals that seek to prevent and reduce tobacco use, substance and alcohol abuse, and obesity through strategic actions within the nine Central Louisiana parishes served by the Foundation.

This funding opportunity closed: Wednesday, April 15, 2015; 11:59 p.m. Central Time. 
Letters of Intent should be submitted using The Rapides Foundation’s online application.

Eligible applicants: Nonprofit organizations classified as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code, or government organizations.

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Healthy Behaviors Initiative
2015-2016 School District Partnership Grant

*Note: School District Grant opportunities are available by invitation only.

The Rapides Foundation is releasing the Healthy Behaviors 2015-2016 School District Partnership Grant for the nine public school districts within the Foundation’s service area..

Grant Commitment Form deadline: Wednesday, April 22, 2015; 11:59 p.m. Central Time. 
Grant Commitment Forms should be submitted using The Rapides Foundation’s online application.

Eligible applicants: School District Grant opportunities are available by invitation only.

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Healthcare Access Initiative Request for Proposals

The Rapides Foundation is currently accepting proposals to fund efforts to reverse the cycle of poor health outcomes and lack of healthcare access. The Foundation has released its Healthcare Access Initiative Request for Proposals for eligible applicants interested in this funding opportunity. The grant application is a multi-stage process comprised of submission of a Letter of Intent explaining the proposed project, with approved LOIs receiving an invitation to submit a Full Proposal Package.

This funding opportunity closed: Wednesday, April 15, 2015; 11:59 p.m. Central Time.  
Letters of Intent should be submitted using The Rapides Foundation’s online application.

Eligible applicants: Grant-supported Federally Qualified Health Centers and health centers identified by HRSA and certified by CMS as meeting the definition of “health center” under Section 330 of the PHS Act.

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If you have been invited to submit a Full Proposal package for the
Healthcare Access Initiative, please click here.

Economic Development/Workforce Opportunity Grant

The Rapides Foundation is currently accepting proposals that support training/education for above-median income occupations for which there is a demonstrated unmet employer demand. Projects must create or expand the capacity of value-added goods and service providers. Awards are available for up to $100,000 for a six to twelve month period.

Eligible applicants include accredited public, nonprofit, post-secondary institutions.

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis, and must be submitted using The Rapides Foundation’s online application process.

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What We Fund
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All of our work at The Rapides Foundation revolves around our overall Mission of improving the health status of Central Louisiana. Our three priority areas, and objectives in each area, are as follows:

Healthy People
To promote healthy behaviors and improve access to healthcare.
Education
To increase the level of educational attainment and achievement as the primary path to improved economic, social and health status.
Healthy Communities
To improve economic opportunity and family income; and enhance civic and community opportunities for more effective leaders and organizations.

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