Responsive Grant Programs

The Maine Health Access Foundation offers two responsive grant programs: Systems Improvement and Innovation Grants (SIIRG) and Community Responsive Grants (CRG). These programs are offered annually and provide project-based funding for initiatives that are responsive to needs identified by people in communities across the state.

Our Systems Improvement and Innovation Grants opportunity opens yearly in January and our Community Responsive Grants opportunity opens yearly in June.

We announce these opportunities on our home page and in our AccessPoints newsletter.

2021 Community Responsive Grants (CRG) Program

Please note that we are no longer accepting Letters of Interest (LOIs) for the 2021 Community Responsive Grants program.

Those chosen to move to the Full Proposal will be notified on Tuesday, August 10.


The CRG program provides either one-year planning grants of $10,000 to $30,000 or two-year project grants of $25,000 to $50,000 per year to support community-identified and community-led projects across Maine that align with one or more of MeHAF’s Four Goal Areas.

The CRG program is intended to respond to community needs, address emerging opportunities, test innovative approaches or new ideas, or implement programs informed by the experience of communities on how to address barriers to achieving health equity.

For the purpose of this program a “community” may be defined by shared identities, common causes, geographic location, similar health and health access needs, or in other shared experiences or characteristics.

Click here to visit the Community Responsive Grants program page.