We Give Our Community More
At SilverSummit, we understand that it is incumbent upon us to support our community through financial investments in organizations that serve our Members. The SilverSummit Community Investment Program does just that.
Award Range and Time Period
Community Investment awards range from $25,000 - $75,000. Investments are granted for programs to operate January 1, 2024, through December 31, 2024. No multi-year awards are given and investments must be spent in the year in which they are awarded.
- August 1, 2023 – Application Process Opens
- August 31, 2023 – Applications Due by 5:00 p.m. to CommunitySolutions@SilverSummitHealthplan.com
- September through October 2023: Proposal Review and Scoring
- December 2023: Awardee Notification. Successful applicants will be notified via email and posted on our website.
- January 2024: Program Go Live
Candidates must legally operate a Nevada based 501(C)(3) organization, or be an educational institution, municipality, or a Nevada Medicaid provider. The SilverSummit Community Investment Program funding can serve Nevadans in all counties. SilverSummit Investments should primarily serve SilverSummit Members but can benefit the broader population while doing so (plainly put, the program funding can serve non-SilverSummit members, too).
SilverSummit Healthplan will not consider Investments for:
- Non-Nevada Medicaid Provider For-Profit Organizations, including start-ups
- Political action committees, candidates, causes or lobbying
- Labor, alumni, or fraternal groups
- Medicaid providers currently under SIU investigation
- Funding programs/services outside of Nevada
SUPPORT FOR THE CONTINUUM OF HOUSING SERVICES, FOR EXAMPLE:
- Low barrier shelter
- Sober living housing
- Permanent supportive housing
- Transitional/medical respite housing
- Rental assistance
SUPPORT FOR JUSTICE INVOLVED COMMUNITY RE-ENTRY PROGRAMS PROVIDING A COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH, FOR EXAMPLE:
- Workforce Training
- Life Skills Development
- Substance Use Disorder Residential Treatment
IMPROVING MATERNAL/CHILD HEALTH OUTCOMES, FOR EXAMPLE:
- Improve maternal and child health outcomes for Black women and babies
- Decrease low-birth weight newborns among Black and Hispanic babies
- Increase services directly targeting pregnant women with Substance Use Disorder
- Increasing diversified DOULA and Midwifery workforce
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT/EMPLOYMENT SERVICES, FOR EXAMPLE:
- Job readiness and placement services
- Workforce training
- Financial literacy
- Life skills training
INCREASING ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE SERVICES, FOR EXAMPLE:
- Fellowships and Residency programs
- Expanding provider capacity, including recruitment of new providers and building capacity to expand provider reach for:
- Community-based mental health services primarily serving children with behavioral health needs
- Rural health care, including mobile and virtual care expansion
- Substance Use Disorder services, particularly in rural Nevada
- Project ECHO
PROGRAMS/INITIATIVES/TECHNOLOGY TO INCREASE ACCESS AND UTLIZATION OF PREVENTATIVE CARE SERVICES
YOUTH RECREATION AND PREVENTION OF AT-RISK BEHAVIOR
NUTRITION EDUCATION AND REDUCING FOOD INSECURITY
SilverSummit has established a Community Investment Program Selection Committee comprised of SilverSummit staff, community members, and SilverSummit Medicaid Members.
The Selection Committee consistently scores each proposal based on the following criteria:
1. Applicant is eligible to apply.
2. Applicant answers each question with clear, simple and plain language.
3. All technical requirements have been met.
4. Cultural Competency
- Program approach meets culturally competent standards
- Program materials and services provided in the language of the individuals who will be served
- Applicant provides DEI/Cultural Competency Training to its staff
- Program is evidenced-based and maintains fidelity to that standard
6. Outcomes Orientated
- Applicant clearly demonstrates ability to collect metrics and measure outcomes
- Applicant demonstrated previous outcomes achieved
7. Address Health Disparities
- Program has a proven approach to reduce or eliminate specific health disparities, if applicable
8. Engaging SilverSummit Members
- Applicant demonstrates an understanding of SilverSummit Membership and clearly articulates a plan to engage SilverSummit Members
Proposal Technical Requirements
Organizations must submit one digital PDF proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org
Proposals should provide a straightforward, concise delineation of capabilities to satisfy the requirements of the SilverSummit Community Investment Program. Expensive color displays, promotional materials, etc., are not necessary or desired.
- Proposal should not exceed 12 pages, excluding the Budget Template. Charts, tables, and graphics are not included in page count.
- One-inch margins
- 12-point Calibri font (smaller font is permissible for charts, tables, and graphics)
- Single line spacing within a paragraph and one blank line between paragraphs
- A header and/or footer on every page with Applicant name and page number
- The first page of the proposal should be the Application Face Sheet (PDF)
Proposal Content Requirements
Pro-Tip: Answer ALL the questions, in the order presented. Prior to developing your response, carefully review the evaluation criteria above and address these areas in your responses.
Page Limit: 1 page
Briefly describe your organization, including the type of organization, mission/purpose, geographic area(s) served, types of programs provided and target population served.
Page Limit: 1 page
Briefly describe the community needs your organization or project will address, including any research and data to support the need.
Page Limit: 3 pages
Provide a Detailed Description of the Program, including but not limited to:
- Target audience
- Geographic area(s) to be served
- Program description
- Number of anticipated clients/recipients, including the number of SilverSummit Members
- How the program will meet the cultural and diverse needs of all its participants
- How the program addresses a specific health disparity, if applicable
- Program timeline
Page Limit: 1 page
Provide descriptions and citations of evidence-based practices that the program follows:
- Describe how the organization intends to maintain fidelity to achieve intended results
- Brief description of curriculum that may be used, if applicable
- Describe training that the staff may receive
Page Limit: 2 pages
Describe how the organization will engage with SilverSummit Members including:
- How many SilverSummit Members do you anticipate serving?
- How will you identify that SilverSummit Members are being served?
- How will you promote the program to ensure SilverSummit Members are served?
Page Limit: 2 pages
Provide a thorough description of the following:
- Program Goal
- The specific outcomes (not inputs/outputs) that the program will achieve and the expected number of program participants that will achieve each outcome.
- Previous outcomes that this program has achieved, if applicable. Include the timeframe associated with these outcomes. If available, provide year over year improvements the program has achieved, and provide information on changes made to improve the outcomes.
- Metrics that will be collected, how the metrics will be collected, and how frequently the metrics will be collected.
- Any collaboration or reliance on an external organization(s) to achieve the program goal.
- The information that will be included in the mid-year and final reports. (Note: Awardees are required to submit one mid-year outcome report by June 30, 2024, and the final report is due January 30, 2025).
Page Limit: 2 Page Narrative, plus Budget Template
Pro-Tip: Do not request funding in excess of the stated funding range. Requests in excess of the stated funding range will not be considered.
- Complete the Budget Template.
- Explain how the program will be sustained without future funding from SilverSummit.
- Describe and justify all line items in the completed Budget Template.