Short-term projects: research, pilot, and capacity-building
Apply for up to $30,000 per Nimble Grant cycle. There are three Nimble Grant cycles per year. Funding can be used for short-term projects, infrastructure/capacity development, planning, technology improvement, training, or policy and advocacy work.
Agencies may submit applications for a Nimble Grant at any time. Nimble Grants are for a maximum of one year and cannot be renewed.
Projects funded under Nimble Grants should adhere to the following fundamental principles, ensuring that funds are allocated to projects that adhere to PHPDA’s mission and goals:
Address the needs of underserved populations
in King County facing health disparities
Address the systemic, structural and institutional racism
and other forms of oppression that negatively impact health outcomes
Ensure access to health care resources
for individuals who might otherwise not be served
Form partnerships with other organizations
seeking to address similar or overlapping health disparities
How to Apply
A total of $225,000 is available in funding for the 2023 calendar year and agencies can apply for up to $30,000 per Nimble Grant cycle. PHPDA will announce grant awards based on a timeline. We encourage all applicants to contact PHPDA prior to applying with questions or to discuss how your application can best fit our criteria.
2023 CYCLE 3 is 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 and cannot receive two Nimble Grants for the same project. If a program is currently funded by the PHPDA, Nimble Grants cannot be used to augment that funding. If a program has already received Nimble funding in the past, that same program is not eligible for additional funding. Agencies may request Nimble Funds under a different project.
- The anticipated due date for next year’s Nimble Cycle 1 will be November 2023 with projects starting January 1, 2024.
We will only accept applications submitted via our online application. If you are having trouble filling out the online form, click here for a tutorial or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Grant Application Guidance
• Grant Application Questions
• Grant Application Budget Forms
• Sample Nimble Grant Contract
Nimbly supporting innovation and immediate needs
Nimble Grants can help plan, research, build capacity, train, educate, advocate, or purchase technology and equipment for projects addressing health disparities. We are featuring three of our most recent Nimble Grant projects.
Genetic Support Foundation
Project: Genetic Services Needs Assessment and Tailored Toolkits for Seattle-Area Community Health Centers
Nimble Grant In-Progress