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 against misuse of opioids and other substances, and the promotion of better health for Arizona.

The Mobilize AZ grant program earmarks millions of dollars over three years to strengthen statewide activities and resources for prevention, treatment, and recovery by investing in community organizations doing the work.

Grant recipients are required to track and report on outcomes and results, so that BCBSAZ can help expand promising practice ideas to other areas of our state.

Mobilize AZ 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 – $150,000

$50,000 – $150,000


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.

Mobilize AZ 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 – $150,000


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 – $150,000


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

  1. Tell us a little about your organization to download the Request-for-Proposal (RFP) application form. Proposals are accepted continually. There are no calendar date deadlines for submissions.
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  2. Submit your proposal to MobilizeAZ@azblue.com. BCBSAZ will review your proposal once received.
  3. Receive award decision. If selected, applicant completes grantee paperwork as provided by BCBSAZ.
  4. Receive funds in specific disbursement amounts (e.g., not one lump sum).
  5. Track and report as per grant requirements.

Please allow 4-6 weeks from the time BCBSAZ receives your proposal for an award determination.

 

Download Helpful Templates

Grant Budget Template

A guide for the initial proposal budget and quarterly reporting.

Grant Invoice Template

Format to use for speedy invoice processing.