The Affordable Care Act offers a number of funding opportunities to state government agencies to support their efforts to implement the health reform act. Because of budgetary and staffing constraints, however, may states have found it difficult to prepare proposals to access these funds. To address this issue, Grantmakers In Health (GIH), with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, developed the GIH Grant Writing Assistance Fund. The fund provides up to $15,000 per state and requires a dollar-for-dollar match from participating funders. Con Alma Health Foundation (in collaboration with another local funder/s) is providing the match for a total GIH Grant Writing Assistance Fund in NM of $30,000 for the period March 1, – Dec. 31, 2011.
Grant writers interested in being a part of a pool of eligible grant writers for this purpose are asked to review the Request for Proposals and submit a short proposal and resume.