Updated Aug 12, 2020

FSMB Foundation COVID-19 State Response Grants

FSMB Foundation COVID-19 Grants are designed to offer state medical and osteopathic boards and other health care organizations funding support for the study of state responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. The long-term goal of the program is to support the development and implementation of sustainable models and policies that can guide state preparedness and responses to similar emergencies in the future, as well as their capacity for recovery planning.

This grant program is designed to be as flexible as possible. Areas of focus may include, but are not limited to:

  • The impact of waiver and modification of licensing and renewal requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic on 1) various provider populations (specialty, gender, age, geographic location) and/or 2) board operations, applications and complaints.
  • The identification of health disparities and efforts to increase health equity during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The impact of loosened restrictions on telemedicine during the COVID-19 pandemic on access to care for various populations (e.g. rural and underserved, those with chronic conditions [including SUD], elderly).
  • Strategies to manage and support the mental and physical health of physicians and other health care workers resulting from increased responsibilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Oct 01, 2020Deadline
Up to $25,000Amount

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented In:
CountryUnited States
Focus AreasInfectious & Vector Diseases (Health)
Health Systems (Health)

Other Requirements

Reporting RequirementsGrant recipients will be required to report to the FSMB Foundation how they have used the Foundation's grant funds, including a brief interim report during the project’s implementation and a final report at its conclusion. REQUIRED

Application Directions

To apply, applicants must first submit a Letter of Intent (LOI), due October 1, 2020. Those whose LOIs are approved will be notified by November 1, 2020 and asked to complete a full application.
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