The Direct Services Grant Program aligns with Healthcare Georgia Foundation's priority area of Addressing Health Disparities, which is the Foundation's strategic response to unequal healthcare access and health outcomes among vulnerable populations. The purpose of the Direct Services Grant Program is to reduce health disparities among Georgia's vulnerable populations, supporting existing healthcare services or health promotion programs in both community and clinical settings.
The purpose of the Direct Services Grant Program is to reduce health disparities among Georgia's vulnerable populations. The Direct Services Grant Program supports existing healthcare services or health promotion programs in both community and clinical settings. Although health disparities are commonly viewed through the lens of race and ethnicity, they occur across many dimensions, including socioeconomic status, age, location, gender, disability status, and sexual orientation.
If you have any questions about the Direct Services Grant Program, please visit the Foundation's website or contact Andrea Kellum, Senior Program Officer, at 404.653.0990 or email email@example.com.
Pre-Award Evaluation Webinar
The ERC supports the Direct Services Grant Program by offering an on demand, Direct Services Pre-award Evaluation webinar to applicants. The Foundation strongly encourages potential applicants to participate in this program. The on demand webinar covers how to develop a logic model and evaluation plan with SMART outcomes [hyperlink “SMART outcomes” with the worksheet]. This webinar is intended to simplify the evaluation process and strengthen applicant's proposals.
Pre-Award & Post-Award Coaching Calls
During the application preparation phase, evaluation support is available to all applicants via the ERC. The Foundation's Evaluation Manager provides assistance reviewing case statements, logic models and/or putting together evaluation plans. The Foundation strongly encourages potential applicants to participate in the Direct Services Pre-award Evaluation webinar before scheduling a coaching call, which are first-come, first-serve.
All grant award recipients will be required to work with the ERC during the post-award phase to review the submitted logic model, evaluation plan, and to prepare for submitting grant progress reports.
For more information on scheduling a pre-award or post-award evaluation coaching call, please contact Samantha Bourque Tucker, Evaluation Manager, at 404.653.0990 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Logic Model and Evaluation Plan
In 2017, the Foundation began requiring both a logic model and evaluation plan upon application submission. Applicants can use the logic model to create a description of the proposed program: resources needed, activities and direct products of the program, participants, and intended outcomes. Completing the evaluation plan will help you decide what to focus on, what specific questions your evaluation will answer, and what practical and realistic information you need to answer those questions.
For more information on the technical assistance provided to Direct Services applicants and grantees, please contact Samantha Bourque Tucker, Evaluation Manager, at 404.653.0990 or email email@example.com.