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Healthy Communities Initiative

Initiative Description

The Kansas Health Foundation is committed to improving the health of all Kansans, and one of our key focus areas is to promote healthy behaviors, including ensuring proper nutrition, increasing physical activity and decreasing tobacco use. On this page you will find information regarding the Foundation’s Healthy Communities Initiative, which will use a Request For Proposal (RFP) process to support communities as they create a healthier environment for their citizens. We invite you to please read the downloadable information contained on this page, which includes the actual RFP document, a Frequently Asked Questions document, the planning grant proposal templates and the review committee templates. We have also provided information about our electronic application process.

Please contact Jeff Usher, Kansas Health Foundation Program Officer with any questions at (316) 491-8422 or

Downloadable Request For Proposal Materials

RFP Documents and Resources
The best source for information on this initiative is the RFP itself. Within the RFP, you will find information about the mission, goals and strategies for the Healthy Communities Initiative. Additionally, the document goes into detail about the background behind this initiative, as well as the application procedures and selection criteria. The RFP document isavailable for download via the following link:

Healthy Communities Initiative RFP

And, as an additional source of information, please view our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.

Proposal and Review Templates

Proposal Template
For your convenience, we have included a downloadable template of the Healthy Communities Initiative Planning Grant Proposal containing the information you will be asked to complete on our electronic application form (described in more detail below). However, please keep in mind that the official submission of your information must be done through our online application system.

Review Template
An independent review committee will evaluate all of the submitted proposals. We have provided a downloadable template of the review instructions the committee members will receive upon reviewing the proposals for the Healthy Communities Initiative.

Application Information

How does your organization apply?
Complete the online proposal form provided in the link below:

Healthy Communities Initiative Online Application

If you are returning to a saved proposal, please access the Sign In page.

Once your proposal is completed, you will receive an immediate notification that your proposal has been submitted for consideration.

If you have questions or problems with the online proposal process, please call Elissa Buller, Associate Program and Systems Officer, at (316) 491-8410 or (800) 373-7681. You may also email Elissa at

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