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Syringe Access Program (SAP) Grant

Grants to USA and Puerto Rico Nonprofits to Increase
Clean Syringe Access for Drug Users

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Comer Family Foundation

Deadline Date:

11/01/19 11:59 PM CST


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Grants ranging from $2,500 to $20,000 to USA and Puerto Rico nonprofit organizations for programs that increase access to clean syringes. Funding is intended to enhance the health of individuals affected by drug use. These programs will offer education, free of cost sterile syringes, and community wrap-around services to reduce transmission of HIV, hepatitis C, and opiate overdose. Organizations that are actively developing local and community financial support are prioritized, and strategic partnerships are encouraged.

Funding Priorities:
- Organizations providing access to sterile syringes through syringe access programs (SAPs) in addition to other direct services addressing health issues related to drug use
- Organizations grounded in harm reduction principle and practice

Comer Family Foundation will prioritize support for programs in geographic areas in which access to sterile syringes can be dramatically improved. In the review process, HIV/AIDS and HCV prevalence, injection drug use prevalence, overdose incidence, and areas in which policy improvements can have local, state, and/or national impact will also be considered as funding decisions are made.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176562

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants range from $2,500 to $20,000.

Term of Contract:

Funding is for one year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility Requirements & Criteria: The Comer Family Foundation will make grants to organizations that are exempt from federal tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue code and that are not classified as private foundations under section 509(a) of the code. Applicants must be in operation for one full year prior to application submission.

The Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are accepted online by 11:59 pm CST on May 1 and November 1 of each calendar year.

Organizations are required to create a profile the first time they use our online system.

Initial review of applications will take 30 days and the Foundation will notify an organization whether they will request further information including a meeting, site visit or phone interview. Grants for applications submitted in May will be awarded in July and grants submitted in November will be awarded in January.

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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Mailing address:
Comer Family Foundation
939 West North Avenue Suite 850
Chicago, IL 60642

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: Puerto Rico (USA)