MD CHRC releases FY22 Call for Proposals

The Maryland Community Health Resources Commission (CHRC) released its Call for Proposals for FY 2022 on February 4, 2022. The Commission has approximately $7 million to award.

The Call for Proposals has two strategic priorities:

1. Advancing health equity by addressing health disparities and adverse Social Determinants of Health (SDOH), with a particular emphasis on groups disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including racial and ethnic minorities; and

2. Promoting the efficient and strategic delivery of integrated health and social services through innovative, sustainable community partnerships that address the totality of medical and non-medical needs, with emphasis on approaches that consider the ongoing challenges of delivering services, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In this year’s Call for Proposals, the Commission will consider projects in three Areas of Focus:

● Chronic disease prevention and disease management, including diabetes and its co-morbidities, hypertension, heart disease and others.

● Family health, including maternal and child health and childhood asthma.

● Behavioral Health, including Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and the ongoing impact of the opioid crisis.

Timeline for Submission:

● February 14, 2022 – Frequently Asked Questions call

● February 28, 2022 – Mandatory Letters of Intent and Audited Financial Statements are due

● March 22, 2022 – Full grant proposals are due

● Late April / Early May 2022 – Select number of applicants notified to present to the CHRC

● Mid/Late May – Applicant presentations; award decisions immediately follow

More information can be found on the CHRC’s website at: