Health Impact Project

2014 Call for Proposals

  • Release Date: February 12, 2014


The Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and The Pew Charitable Trusts (Pew), promotes the use of Health Impact Assessments (HIAs) and related approaches to help policy-makers in a wide range of fields incorporate health considerations into new policies, programs, plans, and projects, and make decisions that reduce unnecessary health risks, improve health, and decrease costs. This call for proposals (CFP) supports two types of initiatives: 1) HIA demonstration projects that inform a specific decision, with a focus on tribes, states, and territories that have had limited experience with HIAs to date; and 2) HIA program grants that enable organizations with previous HIA experience to develop sustainable HIA programs that integrate HIAs and related approaches in policy-making at the local, state, or tribal level. The Health Impact Project also partners with additional funders to support HIAs on specific topics or in a defined state or region. We will provide information regarding the availability of additional funds through periodic announcements to our mailing list and on our website.

Total Awards

This call for proposals will fund:

  • up to six Demonstration Project grants for up to $100,000 each completed within 18 months; and
  • up to five Program Grants for up to $250,000 each completed within 24 months. Program Grants must include $100,000 in matching funds or in-kind support from the grantee or partner organizations.

Key Dates

February 12, 2014
Call for proposals announced.

March 5, 2014
Demonstration Project informational webinar on HIA, the CFP, and application process. Registration is required. Please visit for details.

March 6, 2014
Program Grant informational webinar on the CFP and application process. Registration is required. Please visit for details.

April 2, 2014 (6 p.m. ET)
Deadline for receipt of brief proposals.

April 30, 2014
Applicants notified of invitation to submit a full proposal.

May 28, 2014
Optional HIA training in Washington, DC for invited full proposal Demonstration Project applicants.

June 25, 2014 (6 p.m. ET)
Deadline for receipt of full proposals.

By September 30, 2014
Notification of awards.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

Eligible applicant organizations include:

  • state, tribal, or local agencies;
  • tax-exempt educational institutions; or
  • tax-exempt organizations as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not private foundations or non-functionally integrated Type III supporting organizations.

April 02, 2014, 6:00 p.m. ET



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