The grant proposal submission period for this funding opportunity is closed. 


Please note: The grant proposal submission period is closed. This Healthcare Quality Improvement Grant funding opportunity is to assist qualifying Federally Qualified Health Centers in efforts to improve clinical quality measures in chronic disease management or preventive services and screenings. Clinics can choose to focus on one of the clinical quality measures from the list below.

Quality of Care
  • Cervical Cancer Screening
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Ischemic Vascular Disease (IVD): Use of Aspirin or another Anti-thrombotic
Health Outcomes and Disparities
  • Diabetes Hemoglobin A1c Poor Control
  • Controlling High Blood Pressure

Grant Awards

Grants of up to $75,000 per year for up to a two-year period are available for quality improvement activities. The Rapides Foundation will consider only one application per organization for clinics operating in the Foundation's nine-parish service area.

Eligibility Requirements

The primary applicant (grant fiscal agent) must meet the following requirement: 

  • Grant-supported Federally Qualified Health Centers - public and private nonprofit healthcare organizations meeting criteria under the Medicare and Medicaid Programs (respectively, Sections 1861(aa)(4) and 1905(I)(2)(B) of the Social Security Act, and receive funds under Section 330, Health Center Program of the Public Health Service Act. 
  • Proposed projects must be located in and serve patients in the nine-parish service area of The Rapides Foundation (Allen, Avoyelles, Catahoula, Grant, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Rapides, Vernon and Winn).

Proposal Submission Process

Please note: The grant proposal submission period is closed. The Healthcare Quality Improvement Grant funding opportunity is a single-stage process. Full proposals are submitted using The Rapides Foundation's online application process only. To see full details of the Full Proposal requirements, refer to the Request for Proposal.

Interested applicants are encouraged to contact The Rapides Foundation for guidance before submitting their proposal package. Contact information is located in the right column.

Submit a Full Proposal

The grant proposal submission period is closed.


For questions related to this funding opportunity, contact:

Ashley Stewart
Director of Programs

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