HSSA Announces 2021 Access to Care Grants - Letter of Intent due October 16

Friday, October 16, 2020

For Information: Nancy Isserlis, Board Chair - 509.838.6131 Susan Ashe, Executive Director - 509.995.8356

HSSA Announces $150,000 “Access to Care” Grant Competition SPOKANE, WA – The Health Sciences and Services Authority (HSSA) of Spokane County has announced that its annual “Access to Care” grant competition for $150,000 for non-profit and other organizations is open for 2021 grants.

This is in addition to $240,000 in COVID-19 relief grants made by HSSA earlier this year, for $390,000 in total grants in 2020.

The HSSA Access to Care Grant Competition will award up to $150,000 in 2021 for one or more grants that increase the efficiency and efficacy of health delivery in Spokane County that measurably increases access to care for certain populations.

“HSSA’s mission is to invest in life and health sciences research and infrastructure, and to promote economic development and growth,” said Nancy L. Isserlis, Board Chair. “HSSA also invests in Access to Care grants to promote public health, which is this annual grant competition that also provided $240,000 in early 2020 to assist with COVID-19 needs in our community,” she said, “for a total of $390,000 in 2020 grants.”

Here are key dates related to HSSA’s 2021 Access to Care grants:

RFP posted at:                                             September 23, 2020

Letter of Intent (LOI) due by 12 noon:          October 16, 2020

Final Proposal due by 4PM:                         November 16, 2020

Awards Announced:                                     December 21, 2020

Applicants should submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) on the HSSA website at ** www.hssaspokane.org (http://www.hssaspokane.org/) under the Grants tab. HSSA will provide a link to successful Applicants to use to submit a Final Proposal. HSSA will coordinate with Applicants directly, if required.

If an applicant’s LOI is selected, a Final Proposal would be due by November 16, 2020. In this Final Proposal, Applicants who have previously been funded by HSSA should list positive major outcomes from previous grants.

The Access to Care grant should not be confused with HSSA research grants in human capacity and infrastructure, small business SBIR/STTR matching grants, or innovative health care delivery grants. HSSA research grants are open year-round for application, and information about these grants also may be found on HSSA’s website.



About HSSA:

The Health Sciences & Services Authority (HSSA) of Spokane County was established in 2007 for 15 years by the Washington legislature, authorized county-wide by Spokane County in 2008 and began operating in 2009. It was reauthorized by the Washington State Legislature in 2019 for an additional 15 years. Its mission is to invest in health sciences research and infrastructure to promote economic development, advance new therapies and procedures to combat disease, and to promote public health. HSSA invests funds to create and support a nationally competitive health sciences research cluster in Spokane County, and works to catalyze higher education research and the health sciences industry that will lead to higher-wage jobs, long-term sustainability and economic diversification. For more information, visit our website at ** www.hssaspokane.org (http://www.hssaspokane.org/) or call 509.995.8356.