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Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) Mini-Grant Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)

Q & A Conference call results

FY 2016 – 2017

Health Planning Council of Southwest Florida is partnering with the Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention to manage mini-grant distribution and provide technical assistance and expert mentoring services to establish or assist DSME diabetes education programs in Florida. The purpose of this funding is to expand access to DSME programs for people with diabetes in Florida. The short-term goal is to increase the number of DSME programs that are on a path toward accreditation or recognition.  The long-term goal is to increase the number of accredited or recognized DSME programs in Florida.  Funding is available to support activities and purchases that will help organizations attain one of the following goals:

GOAL 1:  Build infrastructure toward a quality (ADA-recognized or AADE-accredited) DSME program

  • Organization has no current DSME program, with a goal of providing quality DSME which eventually could be recognized by the ADA or accredited by the AADE.

GOAL 2:  Achieve DSME accreditation or recognition

  • Organization has a current diabetes education/DSME program that is not recognized or accredited and has a goal of becoming recognized or accredited to provide DSME.

GOAL 3:  Establish a recognized or accredited satellite site

  • Organization currently has a DSME program that is recognized or accredited and has a goal to establish one or more satellite locations that are recognized or accredited to provide DSME.

GOAL 4:  Increase sustainability of an existing recognized or accredited DSME program

  • Organization seeks assistance to sustain a recognized or accredited DSME program.



Q&A conference call (optional)                              July 15, 2016, 2:00-3:00PM EDT

  • Toll-free number: 670.3525
  • Participant Code: 416.360.4135                  View Q&A Results

Summary of conference call posted                      July 22, 2016
on Health Council websites

Application deadline*                                               August 8, 2016

Telephone Interviews                                               August 15 – 26, 2016

Funding awards announced                                    September 9, 2016

All funded activities completed by                         June 1, 2017

All reports received by                                              June 15, 2017

*All applications must be received by this date.  Late applications are not guaranteed to be considered.

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