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Call for Applications for the Strategic Consultation Grant


The Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute announces call for applications for the Strategic Consultation Grant. 

The Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute’s (UHI) offers Strategic Consultation Grants for Baltimore city in efforts to support Johns Hopkins faculty working directly with Baltimore City government and quasi-governmental agencies to advance health in Baltimore. We accept applications on a rolling basis!  

Strategic Consultation Grants have been a crucial source of funding for numerous partnerships in Baltimore. These grants provide financial support of up to $10,000 to projects that aim to enhance the overall health and well-being of the city’s residents. The funds are awarded based on requests from the City government, ensuring that the projects align with the government’s vision for improving public health.  

Since 2020, we have been grateful to have had several recipients of the Strategic Consultation Grant who have successfully fulfilled the intended purpose of advancing health in Baltimore. Through their dedicated efforts, these grant recipients such as the partnership between Baltimore City Department of Planning and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public health, which engaged in media training for opportunity youth to improve food security in the face of the COVID-19 outbreak, have implemented various initiatives and programs that have had a positive impact on the community. To learn more about our grant recipients, click here.  

There are also grant recipients who support our neighborhoods that are being disproportionately impacted by health inequities. The partnership between the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences and the Johns Hopkins Krieger School of Arts and Sciences developed research on “Dirt beneath our feet: Assessing soil health on urban vacant lots” have worked efforts to alleviate this. 

From research, “using this information can help them [Baltimore city] have a better management plan as well as they [can] convert those vacant lots into green spaces... [the] results would be the benefit of the city,” stated Research Professor, Katalin Szlavecz from Kreiger School of Arts and Sciences. 

If you are involved in a city government program and would like to collaborate with Johns Hopkins faculty, the Strategic Consultation Grant could be the funding solution you are looking for. For more information on eligibility and proposal requirements, please click here

If you are with the Baltimore city government and looking for a faculty partner at Johns Hopkins, fill out this request form



Natalie Wiggins, Program Administrator, Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute,