Standard Grants

The Central Oregon Health Council is responsible for investing $12 million in the communities in our region between January 2020 and December 2024. These investments must directly impact our Regional Health Improvement Plan. Our priority areas each have a workgroup of community members who decide together how to invest the funds.

When there are specific unmet needs in our communities, the workgroups create grant opportunities, also known as Requests for Proposal (RFPs). These Requests for Proposal must impact one measure in the Regional Health Improvement Plan (for example, increasing high school graduation rates or decreasing food insecurity).

Click here to review the scoring matrix used for standard grants.

See instructions for applying for grants with access codes.

Please see the current open RFPs below for more details.


 

Stable Housing Supports

The Regional Health Improvement Plan Stable Housing and Supports workgroup is investing in efforts that create and increase housing program resources and opportunities.  Housing supports are essential for promoting stable housing success by addressing financial barriers, preventing homelessness, supporting basic needs, improving health outcomes, and fostering overall well-being and economic stability for individuals and communities. 

Future State Measures:

  • By December 2024, decrease the combined severely rent and mortgage burdened households in Central Oregon by 2 percentage points to 13% (2019–2023, 5-year estimate from data.census.gov).
  • By December 2024, 50% of Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) holders will be able to find and lease a housing unit.

To learn more about this opportunity, please click HERE.

Anticipated Selection Schedule
Request For Proposal (RFP) Released: May 30, 2024
Application Submission Closes: August 1, 2024
Notification of Award: September 26, 2024

If you have questions about this Request for Proposal, please contact Gwen Jones, Program Manager at gwen.jones@cohealthcouncil.org or 541-306-3523

Media Campaign to Reduce Public Stigma of People with Unmet Housing Needs

The RHIP Stable Housing and Supports Workgroup is accepting applications from organizations to create and implement a one- to two-year media campaign to reduce public stigma toward people with unmet housing needs.

Future State Measures:

  • By December 2024, the combined severely rent and mortgage burdened households in Central Oregon by 2 percentage points to 13% (2019–2023, 5-year estimate from data.census.gov).
  • By December 2024, 50% of Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) holders will be able to find and lease a housing unit.

To learn more about this opportunity, please click HERE.

Anticipated Selection Schedule
Request For Proposal (RFP) Released: May 24, 2024
Application Submission Closes: July 26, 2024
Notification of Award: October 4, 2024

If you have questions about this Request for Proposal, please contact Gwen Jones, Program Manager at gwen.jones@cohealthcouncil.org or 541-306-3523

RELAUNCHING - Supporting 3rd Grade Reading and Oregon’s Literacy Framework AND Improving Third Grade Reading Skills

Central Oregon Health Council would like to announce that the Upstream Prevention: Promotion of Individual Well-Being Workgroup is relaunching 2 grant opportunities.  We are now accepting Requests for Proposal (RFPs) for the following projects: Supporting 3rd Grade Reading and Oregon’s Literacy Framework AND Improving Third Grade Reading Skills


Supporting 3rd Grade Reading and Oregon’s Literacy Framework programs should align with the Science of Reading to support early literacy. Programs should include professional training and support for teachers alongside learning and skills workshops for non-teachers who are serving youth and families.

Future State Measures:

  • Increase third grade reading proficiency to the following by county: 
    • Crook County 51%(ED) 33.5%(UR) 
    • Jefferson County 49.5%(ED) 40.5%(UR)
    • Deschutes County 52%(ED) 47%(UR)

ED=Economically Disadvantaged*   UR=Underserved Races*
*As defined by Oregon Department of Education

To learn more about this opportunity, please click HERE.


Improving Third Grade Reading Skills programs should focus efforts that support the Regional Health Improvement Plan metric:

  • Third grade reading proficiency will increase by 15% for students from economically disadvantaged* and underserved races.

*The Oregon Department of Education defines economically disadvantaged as “students who are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch”.

To learn more about this opportunity, please click HERE.


Anticipated Selection Schedule for both opportunities:
Request For Proposal (RFP) Released: April 25, 2024
Application Submission Closes: June 6, 2024
Notification of Award: July 18, 2024

If you have questions about this Request for Proposal, please contact Gwen Jones, Program Manager at gwen.jones@cohealthcouncil.org or 541-306-3523

Supporting Access to Preventative Dental Care

The Regional Health Improvement Plan (RHIP) Promote Enhanced Physical Health Across Communities Workgroup: Oral Health workgroup is investing in programmatic efforts to increase the number of community members who engage in annual preventative dental care visits.

[Supporting] Future State Measures:

Future State Measure: By December 2024, increase the percentage of PacificSource (Central Oregon CCO) Medicaid members, at any age, who received both an annual wellness visit by a Primary Care Provider and a preventative dental visit by a member of the Oral Health Care Team by 10% in each county.

To learn more about this opportunity, please click HERE.

Anticipated Selection Schedule
Request For Proposal (RFP) Released: April 22, 2024
Application Submission Closes: June 17, 2024
Notification of Award: August 12, 2024

If you have questions about this Request for Proposal, please contact Gwen Jones, Program Manager at gwen.jones@cohealthcouncil.org or 541-306-3523

Mini Grant Opportunities

Mini-grant funding has been paused until further notice, as COHC works to complete the 2020–2024 Regional Health Improvement Plan (RHIP) and create the 2025–2029 RHIP. 

Click here to learn more about mini grants.

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