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Maintain, expand, or start a new long-term project

Apply for up to $200,000 per year, renewable up to two times for a total of three years of funding. Funding can be used for health-related direct service delivery or advocacy efforts. 

Maintain, expand, or start new projects aiming to eliminate disparities in access to health resources or improve health outcomes for under-served communities. Services provided under this grant must be delivered in King County.

Interested applicants are to submit a Letter of Intent at the beginning of each calendar year with their proposed outputs and outcomes. After Letters of Intent are reviewed, the PHPDA will determine which projects will be invited for full application.

Funding Priorities

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Improving health outcomes and access

Communities of Color, particularly African American / Black, Latinx, and American Indian/Alaska Native communities.

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Serving underserved geographic areas

such as South King County and rural King County.

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Addressing cultural, linguistic, economic, and access barriers

to ensure access for underserved communities to health resources and services. 

Providing services

that are not paid for, in part or fully, under currently available coverage programs.

How to Apply

Applicants for Major Grants are to submit a Letter of Intent through the online application system around the beginning of the calendar year. Letters of Intents will be reviewed by an Ad Hoc review panel appointed by PHPDA’s Governing Council and will determine which projects will be invited to submit full applications.

2024 LOIs are OPEN



Nonprofit, government, and public organizations may apply. If you do not have nonprofit status, you may be eligible to apply under a fiscal sponsor.

Funding for service delivery is limited to King County. There are no geographic restrictions on the residence of clients served or advocacy efforts, as long as the program can demonstrate the use of funds addressing disparities in health among residents of the Puget Sound region (King, Snohomish, Pierce, and Kitsap counties).

Organizations may not receive two PHPDA grants in the same year for the same project. If a program is currently funded by the PHPDA’s Nimble Grants, these funds cannot be used to augment that funding. Applicants can request Major Grant funds for a different project or for a project that received a Nimble Grant award in the past as long as the time period covered by funding ends by the new contract period.

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Application Process

January 12, 2024 | 12:00 PM (noon)

Letters of Intent (LOI) Due

By 12:00pm noon

Submit an LOI with project details.

Apply »

February 14, 2024

Selected LOIs are Invited for Full Application

Invitations are sent to agencies to submit full applications and PHPDA notifies agencies whose LOIs have not been approved.

Application Overview and Guidance »

March 20, 2024 | 12:00 PM (noon)

Applications Due

by 12:00pm noon

Only applicants who received an invitation to apply can submit full applications. Complete one application per project.

Application Questions »

May 17, 2024

Award Notification

Following the PHPDA’s Governing Council’s approval, agencies will be notified if their grant has been approved for full or partial funding, or denied.

July 1, 2024

Contract Start

The earliest Contract Start Date for your project is July 1, 2024. The latest Contract End Date for your project is June 30, 2025.

PHPDA Grant Staff meets with agencies in June to review programmatic and financial contractual requirements. The Health Equity Fund aims to be responsive and flexible. Grantees may request amendments and changes to their contract exhibits during the first nine months of the contract year.

Sample Contract »

Major Health Impacts and Grant Partnerships

The Health Equity Fund focuses its grantmaking on improving access to health resources and on expanding the capability of the healthcare system by supporting resources that connect health services for under-served communities in King County. Here are some of our newest Major Grant programs:

Afghan Health Initiative
(NEW Year 1)

Project: Afghan Health Coalition

#Major Grant #In-Progress

Dowtown Emergency Service Center (DESC)
(NEW Year 1)

Project: ConnectCare

#Major Grant #In-Progress

Elizabeth Gregory Home
(NEW Year 1)

Neighborcare Health
(NEW Year 1)

Peer Washington
(NEW Year 1)

UTOPIA Washington
(NEW Year 1)

Project: Mapu Maia Clinic

#Major Grant #In-Progress

Youth Experiential Training Institute
(NEW Year 1)