FMPC Grant Awards Program: Eligibility and Application Fact Sheet


Eligibility

  • Applicant must be a Chapter or Chapter Foundation of the American Academy of Family Physicians and a 501(c)(3) organization or a 501(c)(6) organization.
  • Funding will only be made to support philanthropic activities.
  • Application must address one or more of the health care priorities of the FMPC: member outreach, public health, and resident/student support.
  • FMPC funding request must be at least 70% for program services with a maximum of 30% for staff and administration. (For example, if total FMPC request is $2,000, staffing and administration cannot exceed $2,000*.30=$600.)

Grants will not be made to individuals or endowment funds. Grants will not be made to support political campaigns or the lobbying any public official, or for Chapters or Chapter foundations to accomplish fundraising. Grant applications that fail to comply with all eligibility and submission requirements will not be considered for funding.

How to Apply

Download the 2018 Application(2 page DOCX). As explained on the application form, the length of the application and all attachments is limited to a total of 10 pages.

You can also download Sample Grants, which provide an example from a funded application in each of the three FMPC Priority Areas: Member Outreach; Public Health: and Student-Resident.

The completed application materials should be submitted electronically. Applicants not able to submit their application electronically should make alternative arrangements in advance of the deadline.

FAQ: How many applications can I submit?

Each state is limited to submitting a total of three (3) grant applications per year, but only one (1) application per project. Applications can be submitted by the Chapter, Chapter Foundation, or a combination of the Chapter and/or Foundation.

FAQ: Do you accept requests for continued funding for same/similar projects?

A preference will be given to applications with fresh ideas that align with FMPC priorities, but by the same token we understand that good programs need continued funding, so there is no limit on the number of times that a grant project can receive funding from the FMPC. However, there is the expectation that the program will continue to develop, expand, or be enhanced in some way in order to justify continued FMPC grant consideration.

Review and Scoring 

The FMPC Steering Committee serve as FMPC Grant Award reviewers. Reviewers receive a protocol that accompanies the scoring sheets based on the type of project funding the applicant selected. View sample score sheets for new project(1 page PDF)first year project(1 page PDF), and existing project(1 page PDF). Each application is scored by four reviewers, including one physician reviewer, and the final score is the average of the four reviewers’ scores. 

Submission Deadline

The deadline to apply is June 15 at midnight Central Time. Late applications will not be accepted.

Award Announcement

FMPC Grant Awards will be announced in late November/early December.

Questions?

Please email Annette Routon or call (800) 274-2237, ext 4406, with questions.

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