Non-Exclusive List of Potential Lead Organizations
i) Non-profit community-based organizations having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS and not classified as a private foundation.
ii) Collaborations can include:
1) State, County, City, or Township Governments
2) Independent School Districts
3) Public or State Controlled Institutions of Higher Education
4) Public Housing Authorities
5) Hospital systems can be a part of a collaboration but cannot serve as the lead applicant
Guiding Principles. Proposed solutions should align with the following guiding principles:
- Must be consistent with CHRISTUS Health’s values, support its mission and the teachings of the Catholic Church
- Focus on evidence-based, age appropriate interventions
- Emphasize wellness and/or prevention
- Increase the capacity of persons and groups to become self-sufficient;
- Increase collaboration with existing community initiatives
- Develop systems and processes and/or leverage best practices to attract outside funding
- Produce tangible, measurable outcomes
Funding Exclusions. Grant recipients may not use funds for:
- Indirect costs greater than 15%
- Biomedical Research
- Endowments or capital campaigns
- Capital expenses, construction projects, purchases of large equipment
- Fundraising activities or event sponsorships
- Individual or single special event
- Direct delivery of reimbursable health care services
- Grants or scholarships to individuals
- Advertising reimbursement of pre-award costs is not allowed
- Existing obligations or debt liability
- Lobbying activities including, but not limited to; publicity or propaganda purpose; preparation, distribution, or use of any material designed to support or defeat the enactment of legislation before any legislative body.
For awards contingent on a condition(s), the condition(s) must be met within six months from the date of approval of the award or else the award will be revoked.
For awards contingent on a match, the grantee must secure matching funds and show proof of commitment (i.e., award letter or copy of check) before funds will be released. Only funds secured during the submitted grant cycle or within six months after the date of an award approval may be considered matching funds for a grant.
A program may be considered for additional year(s) of funding to ensure sustainability if the program has:
- Successfully met goals and objectives.
- Spent funds as approved; and presented timely and informative progress reports.