Informed by community member voices, each community collaborative decided on the process to fund local initiatives that address health inequities of those most negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in their health district.
Health Equity Advancements: Community-by-Community
Each community collaborative designed and implemented a community-level funding process to support local initiatives.
The Stats – Community Project Funding
Each community collaborative decided how and when to launch their community project funding based on the needs of their community. Below is the current status of the statewide community project funding. As funding continues to be finalized, the information will be updated, resulting in a total of $1.8 million funded to community-level efforts.
Requested in Project Funds
A combination of all funds requested for community projects during the application processes.
Funded to Projects
A combination of all funds approved and funded to community projects.
The total amount of applications received by potential community projects.
The total number of applications accepted and awarded for community project funding.
Fully Funded Projects
The total number of applications that received the full amount of funding requested in their application.
Partially Funded Projects
The total number of applications that received a partial amount of the requested funds from their application.
What are the VT CHEP Community Projects?
The twelve community collaboratives, informed by community member voices, designed, and made the decisions of the local initiatives to funds that address health inequities of those most negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Each District had $150,000 that went directly to community projects. Each local collaborative developed their data driven problem statement, identified a health inequity their community wants to improve, and developed their funding process.
The community projects vary by focus, size and funding and are uniquely aligned to the work with their community collaborative.
Learn about each collaborative’s problem statement, community vision/goal, and awarded projects, below.
What is the process?
The local collaborative determined their approach to the community application process and developed their Request for Proposals (RFP), utilized process guidelines and application template provided by the VT CHEP.
They determined how to notify their communities about the RFP process, including the details about the funding opportunity and selection process. Some selected an invite process, informed by community members, and some published in the open media. Each approach was unique and specific to the local community.
Each collaborative customized their RFP, based on capacity of the Integrator, Backbone Staff, and community project funding committee members. Examples include:
- Alternative application methods (i.e. video, interview)
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Several submission platforms (i.e. Google Docs, fillable PDF, printable)
- Translation services
- Funding restriction examples
- Budget templates
- Technical assistance sessions for budgeting, milestone planning, general discussion
Once projects were selected and notified, agreements were signed with the organization administering the funds (the Backbone Organization or the VtPHI), enabling the projects to begin their work.
Ongoing support for each community project is provided by the Integrator staff in conjunction with the VT CHEP. Learning and support opportunities are available for projects as part of the larger statewide learning collaborative.
What is a Data Driven Problem Statement?
The Data Driven Problem Statement was created by each Vermont Health District’s local collaborative to demonstrate their identified health inequity of focus.
- Problem/Opportunity Statement: What is the health equity issue we want to improve?
- Root Causes: Why does this health equity problem exists?
- Population and Community-Level Indicators: How do we know this inequity exists both quantitatively and qualitatively?
- Goals: Go do we know if we improved the health equity issue identified?
- Roles: Who is going to work to address the inequity and how?
To learn about each District’s Data Driven Problem Statement, click on “See All Problem Statements” to the right.
Learn About the Community Projects!
See each collaborative’s problem statement, community vision/goal, and awarded projects.