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SHIP Video Challenge: Grant Application

Submission Deadline: May 6, 2014

Official Information and Forms

Request for Applications

Forms to complete and return to

IDPH Grant Application

Statement of Work

General Instructions

Use the information below and the Request for Applications to learn about eligibility and application requirements.

When you're ready, complete both the IDPH Grant Application and Statement of Work forms available for download on this page. Email them in a single message to, and use your name and the words Video Challenge Grant Application in the subject line. For example, if your name is Sally Smith, the subject of your email should read "Sally Smith Video Challenge Grant Application." Or, in the case of an application from an organization named XYZ Health, the subject should read "XYZ Health Video Challenge Grant Application."

You must use the versions of these forms available on this page, and return them completed in their original format.

Application Guidelines

The purpose of this funding is to encourage Illinois stakeholders to apply the information and strategies in the Illinois State Health Improvement Plan to their work, and to assist those stakeholders in their efforts to align their work with the goals of the Plan.

To these ends, the application consists of two major components that will be evaluated in tandem:

  1. A new, original, short, shareable video posted to YouTube or Vimeo addressing one of the topics posed by the SHIP Video Challenge that demonstrates the relationship of the Illinois State Health Improvement Plan to the applicant or the applicant's wider community. Note that IDPH may use all submitted videos in their outreach activities related to SHIP. See "SHIP Video Challenge" informational flyer for more detail.
  2. A short proposal outlining how the $1,500 grant award will be used to further the work of the applicant or to address one of the issues highlighted in the applicant's video.

The video entry must consist primarily of new, original work created specifically for this grant opportunity, covering one of the three topics below:

Activities to Be Funded

Applicants should familiarize themselves with the Illinois State Health Improvement Plan and the related report, "Aligning Illinois for Health Improvement and Equity" to learn more about SHIP alignment and SHIP implementation.

Organizational applicants may use grant funding to initiate or further their work related to SHIP alignment and implementation in several ways including, but not limited to:

Individual applicants may use grant funding to support a local community organization actively working to make progress on a SHIP priority area. Individual applicants should include a letter of support from their organization of choice that outlines how the organization will use the donated funds.

Funding Notification

Successful applicants will be notified no later than June 30, 2014.