Eligibility and Funding

We welcome your application for the 2019 COF Barclay-Giel Seed Grants program. The application deadline is February 22. Grant awards are expected to be announced in June 2019.

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 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. Some funds will be set-aside for these areas of prime interest. Funds may be used for any type of public health project and may include such things as community initiatives, strategic public health plans, or “proof of concept” intervention projects. We encourage applicants to consider how projects may support 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, 2020 and there is no opportunity for additional or continuation grant funds for the same grant.

Questions: Please email all inquiries to John McElligott, COF Deputy Director, at JMcElligott@coausphs.org.