- Partnership Eligibility
Successful applicants will feature a multi-sector network of partners, including those not traditionally involved in health improvement efforts, with the necessary expertise to address grassroots policy, environmental or systems change in their communities. All projects must have one primary applicant organization that is a Wisconsin-based, non-profit, IRS tax exempt 501(c)3 or governmental organization and is responsible for the fiduciary and reporting requirements on behalf of the larger partnership.
All projects must also include formal partnership with an eligible MCW academic partner. Eligible academic partner(s) must be MCW full-time, part-time, or full professional effort status or eligible faculty teaching in the MCW Community Medical Education Program meeting specified criteria and serving a specific role on the project, with additional academic partners participating as needed. Please see the Call for Changemakers (PDF) RFP for additional eligibility criteria.
For assistance in identifying an eligible partner, please see the Faculty Collaboration Database and/or contact Tracy Wilson in the HWPP Office at 414-955-4364 or email@example.com.
- Application Assistance
To help support applicant submissions for the component's third funding opportunity, RFP information sessions were held on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 from 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Wednesday, May 27, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Both sessions were offered in-person in Milwaukee at the Medical College of Wisconsin's Health Research Center, room H4940, and via conference call and the web.
The sessions offered potential applicants the opportunity to further explore the funding opportunity, application process, and expectations of funded awards. In addition, Maureen Busalacchi, owner of Population Health Consulting, provided a capacity building presentation on what systems, policy and environmental change means and how to start and what you can and can’t do regarding lobbying versus advocacy.
For an overview of the information shared, please see the RFP Information Session Presentation Slides (PDF) and Policy/Systems Change Handout (PDF).
Please see the HWPP Application Resources section of the AHW website for additional information and tips to assist your partnership as you work on your submission.
HWPP Staff Technical Assistance
Applicants are encouraged to contact HWPP staff for assistance in identifying an eligible partner and discussing your partnership’s change idea and proposal submission. Please contact Tracy Wilson in the HWPP Office at 414-955-4364 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- How to Submit
To apply for funding, review the full Call for Changemakers (PDF) RFP and submit a Stage 1 Changemaker Brief Proposal via the online form. Stage 1 Changemaker Brief Proposal submissions are due by noon CST on July 10, 2015.
To assist the preparation of your application, your partnership may use the unlocked Word format of the application form (DOC) to collaboratively develop your proposal for online submission. NOTE - the form is provided only to support the collaborative work of your application. It will NOT be accepted as a submission.
Eligible submissions for the component's third funding opportunity will be reviewed by a subcommittee of MCW Consortium members and external content experts (PDF) based on a 9-point scale and criteria to assess alignment of proposals with the AHW Endowment’s Principles, the Community-Academic Partnership Model and criteria outlined in the Call for Changemakers.