Request For Proposals for Healthy Chicago 2.0 Seed Grants

Issued By: Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago (PHIMC)
Release Date: April 25, 2017

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Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago (PHIMC) is pleased to announce the availability of funding to advance the Healthy Chicago 2.0 vision to promote health equity. Funding is available to support efforts identified through a community planning process that promote health and well-being in community areas in Chicago with high economic hardship and/or very low childhood opportunity. The total award amount for this funding opportunity is $175,000 and will fund a cohort of up to five community-based organizations to support projects identified in a community plan that align with Healthy Chicago 2.0 goals, objectives, and/or strategies. Funding for this award is made available by Chicago Department of Public Health.

Full Proposal Release Date

April 25, 2017

Letter of Intent Due

Friday, May 5, 2017

Proposal Due

Friday, May 19, 2017

Contract Start Date

July 1, 2017

Contract Timeline

July 1, 2017- December 31, 2017

This RFP is limited to projects in the following communities that have high economic hardship and/or very low childhood opportunity index: Archer Heights, Armour Square, Auburn Gresham, Austin, Belmont-Cragin, Brighton Park, Burnside, Chicago Lawn, East Garfield Park, East Side, Fuller Park, Gage Park, Greater Grand Crossing, Hegewisch, Hermosa, Humboldt Park, Lower West Side, New City, North Lawndale, Oakland, Riverdale, South Chicago, South Deering, South Lawndale, Washington Park, West Elsdon, West Englewood, West Garfield Park, West Pullman.

Applicants must:

  • Be a 501(c)(3) organization.
  • Be located in the city of Chicago.
  • Be the primary author or played an instrumental role in the community planning process. If not the primary author, applicants must provide a letter of support from the primary author that demonstrates active involvement.
  • Be requesting funds for a project identified through a community planning process.
  • Be requesting funds that align with a Healthy Chicago 2.0 goals, objectives, and/or strategies.

Key Activities and Dates for Application Process:
Letter of Intent to Apply
PHIMC strongly encourages all interested applicants to complete and submit a letter of intent (LOI) indicating the organization’s eligibility for and intent to respond to this RFP by May 5, 2017. LOIs should be submitted  on the provided template and be sent via email to with the subject line “Healthy Chicago 2.0 LOI.”

Application Submission
All applications and required documents must be submitted electronically to: by 11:59 PM on Friday, May 19, 2017. No late applications will be accepted for any reason. The applicant is solely responsible for submitting a complete and timely application. Hard copies of the application will not be accepted.

Click on each item to download the Full Request for Proposals, Letter of Intent and Eligibility Form, Title Page and Eligibility Form, and Budget Justification Forms. The Title Page and Eligibility Form and Budget Justification Forms must be filled out and submitted as part of a complete application.

For any questions related to this RFP, please email