This Request for Proposal will be available for multiple funding cycles. Applicants should become familiar with the submission deadlines associated with the cycle for which they are seeking funding. Cycle deadlines can be found in the RFP. All proposals must be submitted using the Foundation's online application process through the submission buttons in the right-hand column of this web page.
Prospective applicants are encouraged to schedule a call or a meeting with the Healthcare Access Initiative Program Officer to discuss alignment and feasibility of their proposal before submitting a proposal. Please schedule the meeting at least two weeks before the proposal is due. Contact Trayce Snow, Senior Program Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 318-443-3394 to request a meeting.
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
Health Outcomes and Disparities
- Cervical Cancer Screening
- Colorectal Cancer Screening
- Ischemic Vascular Disease (IVD): Use of Aspirin or another Anti-thrombotic
- Diabetes Hemoglobin A1c Poor Control
- Controlling High Blood Pressure
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.
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.