Foundation / Corporation
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
11/01/21 3:00 PM ET
Grants to USA and territories nonprofit organizations and public entities for research examining Medicaid policies during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Applicants must submit a brief proposal prior to submitting a full grant application. Priority will be given to studies that focus on Medicaid in relation to communities of color and racial inequity.
The Medicaid program is facing tremendous opportunities and challenges at a time when its role is so vital. States and the federal government have implemented numerous temporary changes to Medicaid in response to the pandemic—such as making it easier to access, qualify and enroll in state coverage and affordable health care services.
With states having the option to make some policies permanent once federal declarations end—it is essential to understand how Medicaid policies being implemented or considered in response to the pandemic may advance racial equity—or, alternatively, reinforce or exacerbate structural racism. Evidence on these issues is needed to inform Medicaid policy in the months and years after the pandemic ends, and to help state and federal Medicaid policymakers identify and eliminate policies that contribute to racial inequities in access, care, and outcomes.
The purpose of this 2021 RTHS call for proposals is to fund research studies that evaluate or predict how enrollees are affected by Medicaid policy changes enacted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Given the disproportionate impact of the pandemic on communities of color, the Foundation requesting studies that examine the impact of Medicaid policies on communities of color and/or explore how current or proposed policies may alleviate or exacerbate racial inequity and structural racism in the context of Medicaid. The goal of this funding opportunity is to generate rigorous evidence on the effects of recent Medicaid policy changes on enrollees, states, and others, and to inform and advance equitable policies and racial equity in Medicaid. The Foundation expects to fund a diverse range of studies with varying budgets and timelines.
For examples of the types of Medicaid policies and questions of interest under this CFP, see: https://anr.rwjf.org/viewCfp.do?cfpId=1590&cfpOverviewId=#page=2
Grant funds may be used for project staff salaries, consultant fees, data collection and analysis, meetings, supplies, project-related travel, other direct project expenses, including a limited amount of equipment essential to the project, and indirect costs to support the applicant organization’s general operations.
GrantWatch ID#: 186097
- Project funding will range from $150,000 to $350,000 per project.
- Applicants should request the amount of funding they will need to complete the proposed research and to translate and disseminate the results.
- Awarded grants are expected to begin in May 2022.
- Funding will accommodate studies of 12 to 36 months.
- Applicants should propose a grant period that supports the timely dissemination of findings to inform policy.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Online application portal: https://my.rwjf.org/login.do?applyCfpId=3199&cfp=3199
Please direct inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Be sure to include your phone number. The Foundation will make every effort to respond to all inquiries within 24 hours.
Responsible staff members at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation are:
- Mona Shah, PhD, senior program officer
- Alexis Levy, senior communications officer
- Maddalena Moreira, program financial analyst
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