Health Impact Project Announces 2014 Call for Proposals

Health Impact Project Announces 2014 Call for Proposals

About the 2014 Call for Proposals

Brief proposal deadline: April 2, 2014

The Health Impact Project is issuing its fourth call for proposals to support two types of initiatives:

  • health impact assessment, or HIA, demonstration projects that inform a specific decision;
  • and HIA program grants that enable organizations with experience with HIAs to develop sustainable HIA programs that integrate the assessments and related approaches in policymaking at the local, state, or tribal levels.

Preference will be given to HIAs in one or more of the following categories:

  • HIAs that focus on an innovative topic for which relatively few assessments have been completed—for example, criminal justice, education, fiscal and economic policy, and disaster recovery. Preference will be given to proposals on topics other than land use, built environment, or transportation. However, for HIA program grant applicants, many experienced teams have established strong partnerships in the arena of land use, transportation, and other built environment policies and may wish to continue HIA practice on this topic as a way to build the HIA program. Therefore, strong proposals on any topic will also be considered.
  • HIAs proposed by federally recognized U.S. tribes.
  • HIAs proposed in states with limited or no HIA activity and no ongoing, systematic efforts to build the field. This includes U.S. territories and Alabama, Arkansas, the District of Columbia, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming. The preference for proposals in areas that have had limited experience with HIAs does not apply to program grants.

For more information on the regional distribution and diverse topical application of HIA practice, please refer to the searchable map of HIA activity in the United States.