New Jersey Health Initiatives - A Better State of Health
A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Program
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Grant Program Overview

Can an organization be awarded more than one grant?

We have not limited the number of grants that may be awarded in a specific community. However, projects are generally selected with the intention of funding a diverse group of grantees based on several criteria such as location (e.g., region of the state, urban/rural), characteristics of the community being served, and types of stakeholders involved in the project.

Can NJHI grant dollars be applied toward an existing program or model?

Funding through NJHI is generally not intended to support existing programs or models, but is designed to expand or enhance work that is already underway in a community.

When will the NJHI: Upstream Action Acceleration grants begin?

The grants will begin December 1, 2018.

How does NJHI announce its funding initiatives?

NJHI funding initiatives are announced through calls for proposals on the NJHI web site, and in the Funding Opportunities section of the RWJF web site at www.rwjf.org. NJHI also announces its funding initiatives, and shares updates regarding available applicant resources on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Follow NJHI on these platforms, and bookmark the NJHI web site, to stay aware of the latest funding initiatives and other announcements.

Does NJHI release calls for proposals on a specific date or at a specific time of the year?

NJHI releases calls for proposals on an annual basis. Follow NJHI on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn for news alerts about specific release dates.

What if an organization wants to inquire about possible NJHI funding opportunities outside of the annual call for proposals?

We are always interested in hearing about work happening in the state, or ideas that could be implemented to help all New Jerseyans live the healthiest lives possible. Contact us

What is the average length and amount of a NJHI grant?

The typical amount of a NJHI grant ranges from two to four years and between $150k and $200k. However, smaller or larger grants may be awarded depending on the initiative.

How can I learn about your next funding initiative?

You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, and check our web site regularly for updated information.

How many grants will you award under NJHI: Upstream Action Acceleration?

Up to 16 grants will be awarded under this program.

What is your definition of a coalition?

While we do not endorse any one definition of coalition, we would describe a coalition as a group of organizations and individuals representing multiple sectors from their community cooperating in joint action together for a common purpose. For the purpose NJHI: Upstream Action Acceleration, that common purpose would be a healthier community.

Do you provide grants to individuals?

No.

Do you give grants to for-profit organizations?

For-profit organizations are not eligible for funding through NJHI.

Other Support for Project

Are there any other Robert Wood Johnson Foundation programs that may be appropriate for me?

Please visit the RWJF web site at www.rwjf.org. The Foundation has numerous national programs focusing on a diversity of issues focused on building a Culture of Health.

Can you suggest other possible funding sources for our project?

You may wish to contact the Foundation Center, a resource organization on foundations, for other sources of funding. Their web site is http://fdncenter.org and their phone number is 1-800-424-9836.

Timetable & Review Process

When will the NJHI: Upstream Action Acceleration grants begin?

The grants will begin December 1, 2018.

How can I find out the status of my proposal?

Feel free to contact the NJHI Program Office. A directory of the NJHI team and their direct phone numbers can be found on the “About Us” page of this Web site. You can also call the NJHI Program Office main number at (856) 225-6733.

Will I receive written feedback?

You will receive a letter notifying you about the decision on whether or not your proposal advances to the next step in the grantmaking process. However, you will not receive any feedback or individual critique of the proposal.

Online Grantmaking System

How do I apply for funding?

While there are no open calls for proposals at this time, proposals for any NJHI solicitation must be submitted electronically. You will be required to register at MyRWJF at http://my.rwjf.org before you begin the proposal process. If you have previously registered at MyRWJF, you do not need to register again.

How do I access the online proposal submission system?

Visit www.rwjf.org and use the “Apply Online” link for a solicitation. If you are not already registered at MyRWJF, you will be required to register at MyRWJF at http://my.rwjf.org before you begin the proposal process.

How can I be sure my organization is classified as tax exempt under section 501(c)(3)?

You can do an online search of IRS Publication 78 at http://apps.irs.gov/app/pub78. Publication 78 is a list of organizations eligible to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions.

Who will have access to our proposal once it is submitted online?

Only authorized individuals involved in the reviewing and scoring of proposals for this NJHI solicitation will have access to your proposal.

Whom do I contact if I have problems with the online system?

Feel free to contact the NJHI Program Office. A directory of NJHI team members and their direct phone numbers can be found on the “About Us” page. Or call the main number at (856) 225-6733. Answers to technical FAQs about the online proposal process are available at the online site.

Can I still access a proposal I submitted under a previous NJHI call for proposals?

Yes, you can log in to your home page of the MyRWJF portal at http://my.rwjf.org to view your proposal.

About NJHI

How do I apply for funding?

While there are no open calls for proposals at this time, proposals for any NJHI solicitation must be submitted electronically. You will be required to register at MyRWJF at http://my.rwjf.org before you begin the proposal process. If you have previously registered at MyRWJF, you do not need to register again.

How often does NJHI issue a call for proposals, and is it a one-time call, or will it be issued annually?

NJHI issues calls for proposals on an annual basis. The focus of our funding priorities may change each year.

How does NJHI announce its funding initiatives?

NJHI funding initiatives are announced through calls for proposals on the NJHI web site, and in the Funding Opportunities section of the RWJF web site at www.rwjf.org. NJHI also announces its funding initiatives, and shares updates regarding available applicant resources on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Follow NJHI on these platforms, and bookmark the NJHI web site, to stay aware of the latest funding initiatives and other announcements.

Does NJHI release calls for proposals on a specific date or at a specific time of the year?

NJHI releases calls for proposals on an annual basis. Follow NJHI on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn for news alerts about specific release dates.

What if an organization wants to inquire about possible NJHI funding opportunities outside of the annual call for proposals?

We are always interested in hearing about work happening in the state, or ideas that could be implemented to help all New Jerseyans live the healthiest lives possible. Contact us

How can I stay up-to-date and in touch with NJHI?

Stay in touch by following NJHI on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn for news about our grantees, funding initiatives, shared learning opportunities, and resources you can use in your work.

How can I learn about your next funding initiative?

You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, and check our web site regularly for updated information.

Do you provide grants to individuals?

No.

Do you give grants to for-profit organizations?

For-profit organizations are not eligible for funding through NJHI.

Are NJHI staff available to answer questions?

Yes, you can always contact us by telephone at (856) 225-6733 or by e-mail at info@njhi.org. You can also find direct telephone numbers and email address in the Team Directory on the “About Us” page.

Application Process

How do I apply for funding?

While there are no open calls for proposals at this time, proposals for any NJHI solicitation must be submitted electronically. You will be required to register at MyRWJF at http://my.rwjf.org before you begin the proposal process. If you have previously registered at MyRWJF, you do not need to register again.

How can I be sure my organization is classified as tax exempt under section 501(c)(3)?

You can do an online search of IRS Publication 78 at http://apps.irs.gov/app/pub78. Publication 78 is a list of organizations eligible to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions.

Who will have access to our proposal once it is submitted online?

Only authorized individuals involved in the reviewing and scoring of proposals for this NJHI solicitation will have access to your proposal.

Are NJHI staff available to answer questions?

Yes, you can always contact us by telephone at (856) 225-6733 or by e-mail at info@njhi.org. You can also find direct telephone numbers and email address in the Team Directory on the “About Us” page.