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Updated Eligibilty Criteria

Eligibility Overview

Applications may be submitted by or sponsored by a public or private nonprofit organization (community-based, faith-based, health care organization, etc.) that has received 501(c) 3 designation by the IRS and is a member in a functioning health focused coalition that has been operating for at least 12 months (in either a formal or informal basis). The functioning coalition must consist of a minimum of two (2) or more organizations, one (1) of which must be a community-based organization that is based in the community where the project will be implemented. A lead organization and coalition may submit only one (1) application for consideration of funding. The lead organization or agency applying for funding must be one of the following entities:

(1) a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization as designated by the Internal Revenue Service; OR

(2) a public or private non-profit organization, recognized by the state, territory, commonwealth in which it is located; OR

(3) a city, township, county government and their entities; OR

(4) a college or university

(5) a national organization with ties to a local community

The proposed projects must be located in the District of Columbia or in a county or counties in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia with 10% or more African American population. The State and County QuickFacts can be found at

The following entities located in the following geographic areas are INELIGIBLE due to current SEA-CEED or Legacy Projects in these areas:

  • Charleston County, SC
  • Georgetown County, SC

Note: REACH U.S SEA-CEED will not award funding to any lead organization that will receive funding from another REACH U.S. Center of Excellence in the Elimination of Health Disparities (CEED) on the same scope of work for a health priority area. 


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