The Systems Improvement and Innovation Responsive Grants (SIIRG) program provides funding for organizations working to improve or innovate to make their services more responsive to the health needs of their communities in one or more of four MeHAF strategic priority areas: rural health, aging/older adults, behavioral health/substance use disorder, and maternal and child health.
Our Community Responsive Grants (CRG) program, launched in 2019, provides grants to support community-identified and community-led projects across Maine that align with our Strategic Goals and advance health equity. It is grounded in the belief that “the community knows what the community needs” and that those closest to a given problem or opportunity are also in the best position to design the solutions.
MeHAF has consistently funded advocacy work for over a decade, since the passage of the Affordable Care Act. Our current Health Advocacy program ensures that a diverse group of advocates working through statewide advocacy-focused organizations as well as grassroots, community-led groups have the resources they need to do this work effectively with the ultimate goal of preserving and expanding access to care, particularly for people who experience disproportionate barriers to good health.