The Delta Center for a Thriving Safety Net (Delta Center) is a national initiative supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) that brings together primary care associations (PCAs) and behavioral health state associations (BHSAs) to advance policy and practice change. Our ultimate goal is to cultivate health policy and a care system that is more equitable and better meets the needs of individuals and families. The initiative brings together primary care and behavioral health associations at the national and state levels to build relationships and take collective action to advance policy, payment, and practice changes that will benefit the millions of people served by health centers and community behavioral health organizations.
As influencers of policy and care systems change, PCAs and BHSAs have an imperative to push for greater financial flexibility and stability to meet the changing needs of providers and patients and beyond to shape more equitable policies and care systems for all.
This Call for Proposals (CFP) invites teams made up of PCAs and BHSAs to apply for a 27-month, $240,000 grant to complete a project that advances policy and/or practice change in their state, and to participate in a learning community of eight PCA/BHSA grantee teams from a diverse set of states. State teams selected will be in states that have not yet participated in the Delta Center, and will also have the opportunity to interact and learn from the state PCA/BHSA grantees from Phase 1 of the initiative.
Please see the Call for Proposals for additional information about this funding opportunity. To ensure you receive updates about the CFP, please sign up for the Delta Center mailing list.
- CFP release: October 29, 2020
- Informational webinar (optional): November 17, 2020 (See recording below)
- Q&A period: October 29, 2020 – December 11, 2020
- Non-binding statement of intent to apply due: December 18, 2020 (no longer required)
- Full proposal deadline: January 29, 2021 at 5pm Pacific Time/8pm Eastern Time (extended deadline as of 1/12)
- Interviews (if necessary): February 22, 2021 – February 25, 2021
- Decision emails: March 2, 2021 (extended date as of 1/12)
- Grant start date: April 1, 2021 (extended start date as of 1/12)
- Convening #1 (Virtual): May 18-19, 2021 (tentative)
- Grant end date: June 30, 2023
Interested? Please submit statement of intent to apply.
If you are interested in applying to the Delta Center, please submit a non-binding, non-exclusionary statement of intent to apply.
1:30 Welcome & What is The Delta Center
4:03 Who is behind the Delta Center?
14:31 Delta Center 1.0 Overview and Successes
23:33 Phase 2 Objectives & Program Overview
27:37 Delta Center 1.0 Grantee Video
29:12 Phase 2 Funding Opportunity Overview
42:21 Eligibility and Expectations
49:24 How to Apply
Questions? Please review the Informational Webinar and FAQ
The Delta Center hosted an informational webinar on November 17, 2020.The FAQ document will be updated through the Q&A period. Please submit any additional questions to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 11, 2020.
Ready to submit?
Proposals are due January 29, 2021 by 5pm Pacific Time/8pm Eastern Time (extended deadline as of 1/12).