Sunday, November 17, 2019

Healthcare Access

Healthcare Quality Improvement Grant


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

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.


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. 

Submit a Full Proposal

Full Proposal deadline: December 19, 2019, no later than 5:00 p.m. CT.
Important note: If you started, but did not submit an application for the August 13, 2019, deadline, your application is no longer available. You must "Start a New Application" to be fully submitted by December 19, no later than 5:00 p.m., therefore, you must begin uploading the completed document prior to that time. We suggest you allow a minimum of three hours for the upload.


For questions related to this funding opportunity, contact:
Trayce Snow, Senior Program Officer
Phone: 318-443-3394 or 800-994-3394

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