Funding Opportunities Through ECOCH

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Please note: The 2020 ECOCH grant program is on hold due to COVID-19


ECOCH supports Massachusetts General Hospital clinical departments in achieving their community health improvement goals by providing guidelines, technical assistance and grant support.


  • Any Mass General faculty, staff or trainee may apply as individuals or teams with their departmental chief’s support.
  • Applicants must identify one faculty or staff member to lead and provide direct oversight to the proposed project.

Selection Criteria

A multidisciplinary team of community health leaders will review all proposals. Projects must enhance clinical departments’ abilities to improve community health and advance health equity. Proposals may not seek to supplant funds already supporting current efforts but could expand or add new components to existing projects. Preference will be given to:

  • Projects that focus on one or more of ECOCH’s current strategic priorities of access to care, social determinants of health, and race equity.
  • Proposals that demonstrate a good faith effort to engage their departmental community health leaders and incorporate other suggestions described in the department guidelines
  • Projects that demonstrate an inclusive planning process, ideally engaging multiple staff and, when relevant, members of the communities to be served.
  • Proposals that provide robust measurement and evaluation plans, realistic timelines, and detailed sustainability plans