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Statewide Family Support Initiative

Grant funds under this initiative are provided to support the provision of statewide training, education, advocacy and supportive/empowerment resources to individuals and families at risk or affected by sickle cell disease, sickle cell trait and other hemoglobinopathies and the professionals who serve them.  Support of clinical services is not a funding priority for this grant initiative.

Qualified applicants for grant funds include any community-based 501(C) (3) agency/organization organized for and capable of the provision of statewide sickle cell services to the target population.  Funding consideration is given to those applicants that demonstrate capability, experience and expertise in the provision of statewide sickle cell services as described above and whose programmatic activities address the goals of the Statewide Family Support Initiative.  Only one grant is awarded in the state under this initiative.

The SFY 2015 goals for the Statewide Family Support Initiative are:

A.  Increase visibility of sickle cell projects and services in Ohio through implementation of statewide public and professional education and awareness activities.

B.  Increase the knowledge and support of Ohio individuals and families at risk or affected by sickle cell disease, sickle cell trait and hemoglobinopathies.

C.  Promote national, statewide and regional collaboration of groups, programs, and organizations that provide information, services and linkages to Ohio individuals and families related to sickle cell disease and other hemoglobinopathies.

D.  Increase the number of ODH grant-funded programs that integrate cultural and linguistic competence elements into their policies, guidelines, contracts and training.

Note:  Applicants that apply for funds under this initiative MAY NOT apply for additional grant funding under the Direct Service Initiative.

 

 

Last updated:  August 15, 2014