Alliance Institute, Inc. is requesting Statements of Qualification from interested and qualified Louisiana, Mississippi, and Florida non-profit 501(c)(3) community based organizations (CBOs) to provide community involvement for the Gulf Region Health Outreach Program (GHROP) in the following geographic areas: Coastal Louisiana (parishes of Cameron, Terrebonne, Lafourche, and Jefferson), Coastal Mississippi (counties of Jackson, Hancock, and Harrison) and Northern Coastal Florida (counties of Escambia, Santa Rosa, Walton, Okaloosa, and Bay).
GRHOP is funded through the Deepwater Horizon Medical Benefits Class Action Settlement approved on January 11, 2013 by Judge Carl Barbier of the Eastern District of Louisiana. The program will provide funding for expanding access to health care across 17 counties/parishes in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. The Louisiana, Mississippi, and Florida counties listed above will be the target areas for the selected CBO for each state. (A CBO for Alabama has already been selected through a prior process.) Funding is being made available through GRHOP to increase access to primary, mental, and behavioral, as well as environmental and occupational health care by increasing the capacity of local health care centers across the region. Community involvement is a major part of the design of GRHOP.
A $50,000 grant will be issued to each selected state CBO. The grant will cover one (1) year of project-related deliverables. Fiscal sponsorships will not be allowed under this program. CBOs chosen to participate in the community involvement activities related to GHROP will be required to assist in overall outreach to the communities in the target area.