How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in the MA Community Health & Healthy Aging Funds. We are currently accepting inquiries or idea submissions. Please see more information below.

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Idea Submission

Request for Ideas | Idea Submission Form

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Rolling, final deadline December 8

During the Idea Submission Phase, interested applicants can submit an idea prior to submitting a full grant application. This process allows applicants to develop an idea or share an existing approach related to the Funds’ purpose to address the root causes of health inequities.  

Applicants receive feedback (1) on their eligibility, (2) on alignment of their idea, and (3) on ways to develop their idea or approach further. This process will inform their full grant application to the Funds and/or provide a valuable exercise for advancing PSE change and community health improvement work. 

Idea submission is not required, and submitting an idea will not guarantee your application will be selected for funding. 

You will receive feedback ~2-3 weeks after submission. 

Peer Connection Requests

When submitting an idea, you have the option to opt into sharing your information for peer connections. You can find others looking for potential partnerships here on Padlet.

Key Dates: 

September  Idea submission begins  
December 8Final deadline for Idea Submission 
JanuaryRelease RFP & Application process opens  
MarchFinal deadline for applications  
June  Award Notifications  
July 1  Grant start date  

Once Idea Submission closes, questions can be directed to staff during office hours throughout the application process. 

Idea Development Checklist & Resources

In the Request for Ideas, we share this checklist & resource list to help you prepare for your inquiry/idea submission. The checklist is an optional tool to help guide you through key questions related to the Funds purpose. Click here to read the whole document.

Idea Development Checklist & Resouces. This is also listed as a word document in the Request for Idea document.