Request for Proposals for Emory’s School Based Health Center Planning Grants

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Emory University’s Department of Pediatrics Urban Health Program is requesting proposals to stimulate planning, and to facilitate collaboration and community discussion to expand the number of school-based health clinics throughout the state from two to 12 within five years. The Urban Health Program will award up to eight planning grants of $10,000 each to organizations and communities interested in exploring the creation of a school-based health clinic in their area.

The goals of the Comprehensive School-Based Health Center Program are to:

  • increase access to quality health care, improve the delivery of health services, and improve the health of Georgia’s children;
  • facilitate the expansion of school-based health clinics throughout the state over a five-year period; and
  • organize a state association for school-based health programs.

Submission deadline for RFPs is May 16, 2011.

The Urban Health Program will host two statewide telephone conferences to review the RFP and respond to questions on March 21:
1 – 1:55 p.m.
2 – 3 p.m.

The call-in number is 404-251-9902.

Note: The system can only accommodate 25 callers at a time. If you are not allowed to participate in the first call, please call in during the second time slot.

May 16, 2011: RFP submission deadline
May 31, 2011
: Proposal rating
June 20, 2011: Award selection
July 11, 2011: Award announcements
Sept. 1, 2011: Funds released

Submissions via e-mail: Proposals must be received by 5 p.m. May 16.
Send e-mails to [email protected]

Submissions via U.S. mail: Proposals must be postmarked no later than May 16, 2011.
Submit proposals via U.S. mail or Federal Express to:
Ruth Ellis
Business Administrator
Urban Health Program, Department of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine
49 Jesse Hill Jr. Dr. SE
Atlanta, GA  30303

Download the request for proposals.

Learn more about school-based clinics across the United States.

Learn more about the various aspects of the Urban Health Program and the 2010 awardees.

A $3 million award from the Zeist Foundation is helping Emory University pediatricians improve outcomes for at-risk children across the state. The award funds development of an urban health program in the Department of Pediatrics to provide technical assistance and grants for schools, community organizations and health-care providers to develop school-based clinics in their communities.

Ruth S. Ellis
Emory University Department of Pediatrics Urban Health Program
404-409-1815 (cell)
[email protected]

William Valladares
GaFCP Communications Manager

404-527-7394 (x114)

[email protected]