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How to apply for Better Together Grants

September 22, 2020

Organizations in our community are encouraged to apply for Better Together Grants.

Help Improve the Community

The goal of Baystate Health’s Community Benefits Program’s 2020 Better Together Grants is to bring together health and community-based social service organizations across Baystate’s four hospital service areas.

We hope to address social determinants of health, improve health outcomes, and reduce health inequities.

By targeting the social determinants of health, we hope organizations will improve people’s well-being and make our communities healthier places to live. This work will complement the healthcare system’s current services.

Applicants can submit one proposal with the proposed project aligning with the hospital’s priority Social Determinant of Health:

For more detailed definitions and examples of interventions for each of the above health priorities, applicants can review the Massachusetts Department of Health (MDPH) Determination of Need (DoN) Health Priority Guidelines.

How to Apply

Applicants are asked to carefully review the RFP grant guidelines prior to applying.

Attend the virtual information session

A virtual general information session will be held on Zoom on Wednesday, October 7, from 2:30 – 4 pm. All interested organizations and applicants are encouraged to register for the information session.

For those who cannot attend, the session is being recorded and will be available for access.

Dates and Deadlines

  • Friday, October 23 at 11:59 pm: Submit your Letter of Intent by this date.
  • Tuesday, November 10 from 2:30 pm - 4 pm: Attend a second information session on this date.
  • Friday, December 4, at 11:59 pm: Submit your final application by this date.
  • Late January 2021: Award decisions will be made during this time.

Learn more

Funding for the 2020 Better Together Grants RFP is made possible through the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s (MDPH) Determination of Need (DoN) Community Health Initiative (CHI) requirements related to the replacement of Baystate Medical Center’s Electrophysiology Catheterization Labs approved in November 2018.

For more information, contact Brittney Rosario at 413-794-1801, or email the Community Benefits Advisory Councils.