Churches can apply for OHA grants to address public health needs in Oregon

Churches can apply for OHA grants to address public health needs in Oregon


 The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has released a request for grant applications from community and faith-based organizations that are partnering – or are willing to partner with – marginalized communities within Oregon to help the OHA reach its strategic goal to eliminate health inequities by 2030.

Specifically, OHA names the need for community-based and faith-based organizations who will work with: communities of color, tribal communities, disability communities, immigrant and refugee communities, undocumented communities, migrant and seasonal farmworkers, LGBTQ2SIA+ communities, older adults, houseless communities and others.
OHA has available more than $31 in funding for projects that fall under the eight public health division programs:

  •  Adolescent and School Health, $2 million.
  • Commercial Tobacco Prevention, $20 million.
  • Public Health Modernization (Environmental Public Health and Climate Change, Climate Change Health Impacts, Communicable Disease Prevention and Emergency Preparedness), $8.6 million.
  • HIV, STD, TB Prevention and Treatment, $225,000.
  • Overdose Prevention, $140,000.
  • ScreenWise (breast and cervical cancer detection and services), Patient Navigation and Barrier Reduction, $100,000.
Grant applications can be submitted now through January 31, 2022. OHA welcomes applications from organizations of all sizes and perspectives, especially those that are new and have not received funding from OHA before. To qualify for one of these grants, applicants must be a 501c3 organization operating within the state of Oregon and abide by the OHA's non-discrimination guidelines.

Visit the request-for-grant-applications website to view program activities eligible for funding.
Informational webinar sessions and budget webinars and English and Spanish are being offered now through January. OHA is also providing a regularly-updated list of Frequently Asked Questions on its website. Visit the OHA grant website to learn more.
 Anyone with questions can email:

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