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RWJF’s Global Ideas for U.S. Solutions: Cities Taking Action to Address Health, Equity, and Climate Change - 2020 Call for Proposals

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted April 3, 2020 from Brazil
Expired on April 29, 2020
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Through this funding opportunity, RWJF seeks to promote learning through action in U.S. cities based on successful approaches from cities outside the United States that address the intertwined issues of health, equity, and climate change adaptation, sequestration, or mitigation.

We’re seeking proposals that foster learning and stimulate action in U.S. cities around smart, effective approaches from abroad that mitigate the unequal health risks posed by climate change.
Specifically, we’re seeking proposals that explore changes in city planning, policies, and programs that address: buildings and energy; land use and urban planning; transportation; waste; food systems and food security; and air quality.

RWJF is interested in supporting a portfolio of projects which, together, represent an array of action areas and a range of budgets that are commensurate with grantees’ expected activities.

1. may be based almost anywhere in the world; however, RWJF will only fund proposals that demonstrate clear applicability to the United States and propose work in a U.S. city(ies);
2. must have an established relationship with the U.S. city(ies) in which the proposed project will take place;
3. should embed inclusion and engagement of local community members in their proposed projects, and consideration of financial sustainability after the grant period ends.

The funding period will be 30 months in duration (2.5 years), and will include a brief planning period, implementation, and dissemination/communication activities, as well as active participation in a learning network.

The proposed budget should be appropriate to the scope of work, but no more than US$600,000 for the project period.

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With this call for proposals (CFP), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Global Ideas for U.S. Solutions team seeks proposals that put multisector approaches from cities outside of the United States into action in U.S. cities to mitigate the unequal health risks posed by climate change.

Awards will be made to organizations, not individuals.

Preference will be given to applicants that are either public entities (e.g., city department of health, city planning department), public charities, or nongovernmental organizations.

Application Deadline: April 30, 2020, 3:00 p.m. ET

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Apr 03, 2020
Apr 03, 2020

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required from an organization like yours);
3. Write (baby steps...!) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Visit the World Pulse website >>> My Pulse >>> Resources and then use its filters (right upper corner) to find what may really suit you;
6; Share the opportunities that may not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... - they will enlighten and inspire your network.

Jill Langhus
Apr 04, 2020
Apr 04, 2020

Thanks, Ana.

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Apr 04, 2020
Apr 04, 2020


Jill Langhus
Apr 06, 2020
Apr 06, 2020