Request for Application (RFA) #22-10853
LBTQ Health Equity Initiative: LBTQ Research Among California Communities
Request for Application (RFA) Background and Information:
CDPH is implementing a new initiative to address health inequities experienced by 2.5 million Californians who identify as lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer (LBTQ). Funding was authorized as part of the Budget Act of 2019, SEC. 2, Item 4265-111-0001, Schedule 2, Provisions 4(a) and (b). The LBTQ Health Equity Initiative (LBTQ Initiative) will address well-documented but largely unaddressed health inequities that result from a range of challenges including deeply rooted systemic anti-LBTQ bias, lack of culturally responsive care, and an alarming lack of medical services and research tailored to lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer women as well as transgender men, non-binary, and gender non-conforming persons. Funding for the LBTQ Health Equity Initiative was appropriated by the legislature in 2019 after stakeholders presented compelling evidence of these inequities.
Four strategies will be funded through contracts: healthcare access demonstration projects (HCADPs), community education and outreach projects (CE&OPs), service provider capacity building projects (SPCBPs), and LBTQ research projects. The current RFA opportunity will fund LBTQ research projects.
The funding of RFA #22-10853 provides an opportunity for established and emerging researchers to address gaps in research regarding the needs of, experiences with, attitudes towards, and barriers to accessing and obtaining health care services of LBTQ Californians. It is the hope that the funded research will produce credible and detailed data to inform policy making at the state and community levels, operations of health care facilities and programs, and to serve as a basis for further research regarding LBTQ health access and provision. CDPH anticipates funding up to 6 program contracts, up to $150,000 per year, up to 2 years each.
- December 1st, 2022: RFA Budget Sheet Template has been posted and is available for download (Excel).
- November 30th, 2022: RFA #22-10853 LBTQ Research Among California Communities has been released for application and is available for download (PDF).
- CDPH estimates a three-week delay in releasing
LBTQ Health Equity Initiative RFA #22-10853 LBTQ Research Among California Communities. The optional Pre-Application Conference has been rescheduled to Wednesday, December 7th, 2022 (originally Tuesday, November 15th, 2022). Registration is required.
All deadlines are due before 5:00 p.m. PST unless otherwise indicated.
On or before 10/18/2022
Release draft RFA for public comment
||Last day to comment on draft RFA
||RFA released for application (PDF)
Budget Sheet Template posted (Excel)
|12/7/2022 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
||Pre-Application Conference (optional)
||Deadline for written question submission
||Responses to written questions posted on CDPH website
||Deadline to request changes to requirements
||Addendums to RFA posted, if necessary
||Deadline for final application submission
||Notice of Intent to Award posted at CDPH
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