Mobilize AZ Grant Program

Mobilize AZ Grant Program

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Investing in the community is a core principle of the Mobilize AZ movement, which promotes better health for Arizonans through several initiatives:

  • Turning the tide against the misuse of and addiction to opioids and other substances by expanding awareness and treatment resources.
  • Addressing the impact that mental illness and distress has on Arizonans by connecting people to care and resources that promote positive mental health and save lives.
  • Bringing together pre-screening, virtual, and on-demand resources and self-management education to decrease the impact diabetes is having on Arizonans.

Diabetes grant application deadline: June 28, 2019, by 5 p.m. local Arizona time.

The details below are for diabetes proposals. Mobilize AZ grants are also available for substance use disorders and mental health proposals.

Note! Funding is not available for: administrative costs including staff salaries and benefits; capital expenditures including buildings and renovation; and rent or utilities.

Diabetes Grant Categories

Seed Grant

Innovation Grant

Expansion Grant

Purpose:

Applicant seeks to fund scalable or proof-of-concept program, curriculum, or other activities.

Applicant seeks to fund program or other activities that:

  • Bridge an identified gap

  • Implement new ideas and/or novel strategies

  • Build community capacity to address relevant issues through innovative partnerships

Applicant seeks to expand or enhance an existing program and/or activities that have demonstrated outcomes.


$20,000 – $49,999

$50,000 – $75,000

$50,000 – $75,000


Funding Duration:

Seed grants are designed as one-time-only awards, with funds provided for a single year.

Innovation grants are initially awarded for a one-year period. May apply for single-year renewals, up to a maximum of two times, based on solid outcomes.

Expansion grants are initially awarded for a one-year period. May apply for single-year renewals, up to a maximum of two times, based on solid outcomes.


Applicant Criteria:

  • Non-profit organizations, academic institutions, and for-profit organizations may apply for a grant to further work related to opioid and substance use prevention, treatment, and/or recovery.

  • Grant dollars may not be used to fund administrative costs. Administrative costs include staff and salaries.

Diabetes Grant Categories

Seed Grant

Purpose:

Applicant seeks to fund scalable or proof-of-concept program, curriculum, or other activities.


$20,000 – $49,999


Funding Duration:

Seed grants are designed as one-time-only awards, with funds provided for a single year.


Applicant Criteria:

  • Non-profit organizations, academic institutions, and for-profit organizations may apply for a grant to further work related to opioid and substance use prevention, treatment, and/or recovery.

  • Grant dollars may not be used to fund administrative costs. Administrative costs include staff and salaries.

Innovation Grant

Purpose:

Applicant seeks to fund program or other activities that:

  • Bridge an identified gap

  • Implement new ideas and/or novel strategies

  • Build community capacity to address relevant issues through innovative partnerships


$50,000 – $75,000


Funding Duration:

Innovation grants are initially awarded for a one-year period. May apply for single-year renewals, up to a maximum of two times, based on solid outcomes.


Applicant Criteria:

  • Non-profit organizations, academic institutions, and for-profit organizations may apply for a grant to further work related to opioid and substance use prevention, treatment, and/or recovery.

  • Grant dollars may not be used to fund administrative costs. Administrative costs include staff and salaries.

Expansion Grant

Purpose:

Applicant seeks to expand or enhance an existing program and/or activities that have demonstrated outcomes.


$50,000 – $75,000


Funding Duration:

Expansion grants are initially awarded for a one-year period. May apply for single-year renewals, up to a maximum of two times, based on solid outcomes.


Applicant Criteria:

  • Non-profit organizations, academic institutions, and for-profit organizations may apply for a grant to further work related to opioid and substance use prevention, treatment, and/or recovery.

  • Grant dollars may not be used to fund administrative costs. Administrative costs include staff and salaries.

How to apply for a Mobilize AZ Grant

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) is now accepting proposals for 2019 funding. Proposal deadline: June 28, 2019, by 5 p.m. local Arizona time.

  1. Tell us a little about your organization to download the Request-for-Proposal (RFP) application form.
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    • Point of Contact:

  2. Submit your proposal to MobilizeAZ@azblue.com. BCBSAZ will review your proposal once received.

  3. Receive award decision. If selected, BCBSAZ will send grantee paperwork for you to fill out.

  4. Receive funds to begin work.

  5. Track and report as per grant requirements.

Grant applications will be reviewed in July 2019 with funding decisions made and communicated by August 1, 2019.

Download Helpful Resources

Grant Budget Template

A guide for the initial proposal budget and quarterly reporting

Grant Invoice Template

Format to use for speedy invoice processing

Grant Program FAQ

Answers to questions about grant proposals