Grant Funding


Grant Funding

Despite financing opportunities through Medicaid and Medicare, philanthropic and government grants will always be needed as a source of braided funding to finance CHW positions. According to the 2023 PA CHW Employer Survey, 51% of CHW employers indicated that they rely on grants to fund CHW positions. Over two-thirds of these employers relied on grants that were 3 years or less.

Grant Duration for CHW Funding (2023)

Funders who have issued CHW grants

Grants related to CHW services will be posted here as they become known and available. Below are grants the PA CHW employers have utilized to fund CHW positions and services in the past.

State/Local Government Grants

Allegheny County Health Department

Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL)

PA Department of Health, Bureau of Family Health Services
PA Department of Human Services

PA Dpt of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP)

State Challenge grant

Federal Grants


CDC Reach; CDC/Patient centered medical home (PCMH) funding

DHS; DHS/Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; DHS/ Office of Head Start

FQHC grants

HRSA: HRSA/Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood      

Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program

HRSA: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)


Ryan White

USDA SNAP-Ed Connection

Philanthropic/Foundation Grants

1889 Foundation

Ametek Foundation

Heinz Endowment

Hillman Foundation

Jefferson Regional Foundation

Medicaid Managed Care providers

Philadelphia Foundation

Pittsburgh Foundation
RK Mellon Foudnation
SFFC Foundation – Nourish

The TIWI Project (Southeast Pennsylvania Area Health Education Center)

United Way


Vital Strategies