News and Updates

Utah Ranks No. 5 in Producing AmeriCorps Members

29 August 2016
Utah produces the fifth-highest number of volunteers for AmeriCorps, with the majority of them being college and university students. "They're serving all over the state," said Amy Wiscombe, AmeriCorps program manager for Utah Campus Compact, which coordinates 919 student volunteers and dozens of project sites throughout Utah. "If there's one thing I've learned, it is that you succeed most when you help others succeed," said Luis Armenta, a 24-year-old AmeriCorps member at Utah State University. He's…

All 13 Utah HCs Receive Quality Improvement Funding

22 August 2016
HHS Awards More than $100 million to Improve Health Center Quality Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced more than $100 million to 1,304 health centers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the 5 U.S. territories and the 3 Freely Associated States to invest in health center quality improvement, building upon their achievements in providing high quality comprehensive care. Health centers will use these funds to expand current quality improvement…

Two Utah CHCs Receive PCMH Funding

04 August 2016
HHS Awards More than $8.6 Million for Health Centers to Improve Care Coordination and Become Patient-Centered Medical Homes Today, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced more than $8.6 million in funding for 246 health centers in 41 states, the District of Columbia, the Federation of Micronesia and the Northern Mariana Islands. The awards will help to improve quality of care and patients’ and providers’ experience of care through the Patient-Centered Medical…

TD Charitable Foundation Accepting Applications for Nonprofit Employee Training Program

01 July 2016
DEADLINE: Rolling The TD Charitable Foundation is accepting applications to its Nonprofit Training Research Fund. Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded to community-based organizations wishing to send one or more employees to an approved class/course that will enhance their job performance. To be eligible for a grant, organizations must be considered tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or be  public school or other qualified state or local governmental entity, and not be…

Lawrence Foundation Accepting Proposals for Environmental, Education, Human Services Projects

01 July 2016
DEADLINE: November 1, 2016 The Lawrence Foundation awards grants in the areas of the environment, education, human services and disaster relief. The foundation awards both program and operating support grants with no geographic restrictions to nonprofit organizations that qualify as tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, as well as public schools and libraries. International charitable organizations, private foundations, for-profit businesses, individuals, churches, and religious, charter, and magnet schools are not eligible. In addition,…

Service Area Competition Funding Now Open

20 June 2016
Agency Name: Health Resources and Services Administration Description: This announcement solicits applications for the Health Center Program’s Service Area Competition (SAC).  The Health Center Program supports patient-directed public and private nonprofit organizations that provide primary and preventive health care services to the Nation’s medically underserved.  The purpose of the SAC funding opportunity is to ensure continued access to comprehensive, culturally competent, quality primary health care services for communities and vulnerable populations currently served by the Health Center…

HHS Awards $156M to Expand Oral Health Services

20 June 2016
HHS Awards $156 Million to Health Centers to Expand Oral Health Services Today, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced nearly $156 million in funding to support 420 Health Centers in 47 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to increase access to integrated oral healthcare services and improve oral health outcomes for Health Center Program patients. In Utah, Carbon Medical Service Association, Family Healthcare, Utah Navajo Health Systems, Inc., and…

AUCH Receives Funds to Enroll Children into Health Insurance Programs

13 June 2016
CMS AWARDS FUNDS FOR ENROLLING CHILDREN INTO HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAMS$830,000 awarded to increase health insurance coverage for Utah children The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced today $32 million in the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) funding to 38 community based organizations in 27 states. The award included $830,000 to the Association for Utah Community Health (AUCH) to place 18 outreach and enrollment assistors with partnering community based organizations across Utah. Over a two-year…

Nominations Being Accepted for 2016 Roslyn S. Jaffe Awards

27 May 2016
The Roslyn S. Jaffe Awards were launched in 2014 to recognize the lifelong contributions of Roslyn S. Jaffe, co-founder of the first dressbarn store in 1962 and director emeritus of the Ascena Retail Group, Inc.  The awards recognize the creators and founders of social impact organizations that are working to improve the lives of women and children in the areas of health, education, social reform, and self-esteem. Each year, Roslyn and Elise Jaffe, with the…