Eligibility and Funding

We welcome your application for the 2020 COF Barclay-Giel Seed Grants program. The application deadline is February 21, 2020. Grant awards are expected to be announced in June 2020.
These grants are made possible by the bequest of CAPT Martha Barclay-Giel, a Commissioned Officer of the U.S. Public Health Service. The purpose of the grants is to stimulate the advancement of public health at all levels. Information about the COF is available online. Information about the grant recipients from last year can be found here.
Eligible Applicants: Any non-profit entity, including 501(c)(3) or local/state/tribal organizations, whose primary mission is addressing one or more public health issues.
Eligible Public Health Issues: The grants are open to all areas of public health. However, areas of prime interest for this grant cycle are the Surgeon General's Priorities. These include Opioids and Addiction, Tobacco, Community Health and Economic Prosperity, Health and National Security, Oral Health, and Emerging Public Health Threats. Each proposed project or program must have a strong disease and/or injury prevention component that impacts the health of a community by promoting wellness, early detection, and early interventions. Funds may be used for any type of project such as community-wide public health initiatives, strategic public health plans, or “proof of concept” intervention projects. Funds are not intended for clinical care or patient treatment. We also encourage applicants to consider how projects may support the Healthy People 2020 Topics and Objectives.
Grant Amounts: The maximum grant amount is $10,000. The typical grant amount will be about $5,000. COF may elect to provide less than the full amount of funds requested. All the grant-awarded funds must be used by June 30, 2021 and there is no opportunity for additional or continuation grant funds for the same grant.
Questions: Please email all inquiries to Erica Robinson at erobinson@coausphs.org include in subject line: Seed Grants