This is a competitive grant application process and available grant funding from The Rapides Foundation is limited. The Foundation has committed up to $3 million for this funding opportunity. The grant term will be up to 43 months, beginning November 1, 2022, and ending June 1, 2026. All funded projects can include a planning and start-up period beginning November 1, 2022, and ending no later than May 31, 2023. While there is no award ceiling for this opportunity, grant awards will be based on impact to high-demand healthcare occupations and funding requests should be appropriate for the number of additional graduates produced. The Foundation will consider multiple applications per organization. Organizations should not combine projects to address multiple occupational fields in one proposal. Separate proposals should be submitted for each project. The Foundation reserves the right to grant less than the total amount requested.
Grantees may partner with other educational institutions to provide capacity and accreditation for programs. All funded projects must be offered in The Rapides Foundation's nine-parish service area.
Applicants should thoroughly review the Request for Proposals and other key documents included in the Key Materials section (in right column) to see full details, application process and proposal requirements.