CATCH Planning, Implementation, and Resident Grants
THE CATCH CALL FOR PROPOSALS IS NOW OPEN
Submissions due 2:00 pm CDT July 31, 2013
PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION GRANTS
Grants from $5,000 to $12,000 are awarded to individual pediatricians and fellowship trainees twice a year on a competitive basis. Pediatricians (including Emeritus and Retired Fellows) from the United States and its territories are eligible to apply. National and chapter AAP memberships must be current before grant funds can be disbursed.
Grants up to $3,000 are awarded to pediatric residents twice a year on a competitive basis. Resident projects must include planning activities or demonstrate completed planning activities, and may include implementation activities.
To ensure project completion, residents who are in their 1st or 2nd year of residency on the application submission due date are eligible to apply; 3rd-year residents may apply as co-applicants, or as primary applicants if they will be chief resident in their 4th year.
Determine Your Eligibility
- You must be a pediatrician in the United States or its territories
- All pediatricians are eligible to apply regardless of employment setting or retirement status
- Outreach must be to the community at large, not to practice or clinic patients only
- All initiatives should incorporate connecting children to medical homes and available insurance programs
CATCH Funding Cannot Support
- Organizations, institutions, or individuals other than pediatricians
- Statewide or regional projects
- Supplemental funding for existing programs or grants
- Pediatrician or pediatric resident training or education
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE
Your Chapter CATCH Facilitator and District Resident CATCH Liaison are available to help from proposal development to project implementation. CATCH staff is available at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847/434-4916.
- Community-based initiatives that increase children's access to medical homes or health services not otherwise available and connecting uninsured/underinsured populations with available programs
- Secondhand smoke exposure
The AAP Julius B. Richmond Center of Excellence has partnered with CATCH to fund grants that focus on reducing children's secondhand smoke exposure.
- Initiatives to address community barriers to immunizations
CATCH is seeking innovative community-based projects to improve access to immunizations for children who are most likely to experience barriers. Eligible initiatives reach out to the community at large; activities to increase immunization rates for existing patients within practices or clinics would not qualify for this funding.
- Native American child health
The AAP Committee on Native American Child Health has partnered with CATCH in the funding of its Native American child health grants for projects that benefit American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) children. Indian Health Service (IHS) family physicians and community family physicians serving Native American children may apply in partnership with a pediatrician. According to the IHS manual, IHS physicians may accept grants less than $100,000 and no approval is required from area or headquarters.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS/GRANT APPLICATION GUIDELINES
ONLINE APPLICATION AND WORKSHEETS
- Log in here to begin a Planning, Implementation,or Resident Grant application.
- Complete section 1 to access the application worksheets, which contain the questions in the online application and allow you to work offline until ready to submit.
- Mentor signature form for resident application
RESOURCES TO HELP YOU PLAN YOUR INITIATIVE
of Previously Awarded
Grants AAP members can obtain grantee information by logging in to the MyAAP Web site. Click here for instructions.
Strengthening Your CATCH Application Webinar This recently recorded webinar provides insights into the CATCH scoring process as well as information about putting your proposal together.
The Asset-Based Community
Community and Your Project
Community Pediatrics Archived Presentations
The CATCH Planning, Implementation, and Resident Grants are administered by the AAP CATCH Program and are made possible through the support of Pfizer and the Walmart Foundation, with additional support from individual donations through the AAP Friends of Children Fund.