How to Apply

What We Fund and How To Apply


The Central Oregon Health Council (COHC) invests in regional projects that help us achieve our vision of creating a healthier Central Oregon, and that align with the priorities in our Regional Health Improvement Plan (RHIP).  There are currently 10 pillars, or health improvement priorities in Central Oregon’s RHIP:

  • Behavioral Health Identification and Awareness
  • Behavioral Health Substance Use & Chronic Pain
  • Diabetes: Clinical
  • Cardiovascular Disease: Clinical
  • Cardiovascular Disease & Diabetes Prevention
  • Oral Health
  • Reproductive & Maternal Child Health
  • Housing
  • Milestones to Health and Education
  • Communities Creating Health

Guided by measurable health indicators, each priority area listed above has a corresponding RHIP workgroup composed of a diverse group of subject matter experts from the community. Workgroup members are accountable for implementing strategies that have a positive impact on their workgroup’s priority area(s), which includes the authority to review grant proposals and provide preliminary approval for funding. If you have a proposal that aligns with one of the priority areas in the RHIP, you must present the proposal to the corresponding RHIP workgroup. If you are unsure of how to contact the workgroup to discuss presenting, please reach out to COHC Executive Director Donna Mills at for guidance.

If you have already connected with the appropriate workgroup and have a plan to present, please proceed to the apply button above, where you will need to register in our online grant management system and may complete an application. Please note – within the online application there is an option to print your application as a PDF, which you may use in order to print and bring copies of your application to the workgroup when you present.

In addition to the RHIP priority areas above, the COHC Board of Directors have identified three broad priority areas for which they would consider funding projects: Behavioral HealthChildhood Trauma, and Stable Housing. Please contact Executive Director Donna Mills at to inquire about potential funding for a project focused on one of these priority areas.

If you have a regional health-related project that does not align with any of the workgroups’ aims or the Board of Directors priorities, funding may still be available. Please contact Executive Director Donna Mills at to discuss your project.


Requests for Proposals (RFPs):

If you are responding to an RFP, please click the orange apply button above and register in our online grant management system.  If you have been provided an access code, after registering for an account, you MUST enter the access code at the top of the page before proceeding with your application in order to be taken to the correct application.


If you already have an account registered with us, after logging in you will be taken to the applicant dashboard.  Click the ‘apply’ button located at the top of your dashboard. This will also take you to the page where you will need to enter the access code you’ve been provided prior to proceeding with your application.


Note: Once you are a registered user, you may access our online system by clicking the ‘online grant management portal’ link located at the top of our website.