Grant Request for Proposals

The Buhl Regional Health Foundation along with our community has identified optimizing the health of our children as our top priority for grant funding and will be accepting proposals in 2024. 

NEW RFP Opportunities Opening June 3, 2024

We will begin accepting RFP LOIs from June 3, 2024 up through July 12, 2024 for the following focus areas…

Request for Proposal • Pride

Pride Month: Improving the Health of Mercer County LGBTQ+ Youth and Families.

Request for Proposal • Childcare

Improving the Health of Children through Childcare Service Expansion in Mercer County.


Responses to this RFP must be submitted through BRHF’s grant portal. All other forms of
submission will not be reviewed. First-time applicants will need to create a new account. Once an account is established, the Letter of Interest can be completed within the portal and must be submitted by the deadline listed in this RFP.

A review of the LOI’s received will prompt BRHF to issue invitations for detailed proposals. All applicants will be notified of the status of their LOI, either via invitation to continue the application process or a letter of ineligibility.

Detailed proposals will require the upload of the organization’s most recent 990, a full project budget, proposed use of the funding requested and additional details and documentation regarding your organization and proposed initiative.

Additional attachments to the application are optional, not scored, and may not be used in response to application questions. Applicants may include up to four pages of attachments, including, but not limited to: citations/references, flyers, letters of support and letters of intent or interest from current or future community partners.


Detailed proposals will be scored based on the following criteria:

  • Creativity and innovation
  • Significance of impact on the community’s health needs
  • Effective collaboration efforts or goals
  • Actionability


Grant recipients will be required to submit reports on project development and implementation on an interim and final reporting schedule determined by the BRHF Director of Grantmaking.

Unallowable Expenses

This grant may not be used to fund the following:


  • Supplemental funding to previously awarded grants
  • Planning or permitting
  • Direct payment to a pediatric care provider
  • Research projects, such as clinical trials
  • Health fairs or other one-time events
  • Consumables and daily supplies including: t-shirts, clothing, giveaways, prizes, snacks,
    cosmetics and beauty supplies
  • No reimbursements for items purchased prior to the grant period
  • Sponsorships of events
  • Sports team equipment
  • Field trips
  • Addiction treatment
  • Mental health treatment
  • Additional expenses may be disallowed at the discretion of BRHF


The RFP Cycle will follow the timeline below:

Deadline for LOI July 12, 2024
Detailed Proposal Invitations Sent July 17, 2024
Deadline for Detailed Proposal August 16, 2024
Award Announcements September 16, 2024
Funding Issued September 30, 2024


The Buhl Regional Health Foundation staff is here to be a resource throughout the application process. Questions, requests for guidance, and portal support needs should be directed to Kimberly Porsch, Director of Grantmaking, or Jessica Koss, Executive Team Assistant,

Grant Portal

Ready to apply? Follow the button below to be directed to our online Grant Portal.


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