IMPACT Grant Program


The PA Foundation IMPACT Grant Program provides funding to encourage and support PA and PA student involvement in programs that improve health, consistent with the mission, values and vision of the PA Foundation. Through the program, the Foundation seeks to support patient-focused, community-based health projects that demonstrate an impact on patient health outcomes.

2017 Timing and Availability of Funds

The PA Foundation will offer two grant cycles in 2017, one opening in February and the other in October.
The first cycle is now closed.

Who Can Apply?

All grant applications must be submitted by one or more PAs or PA students who are members in good standing of AAPA. Applications must be made in conjunction with a 501(c)(3) sponsoring organization, such as a nonprofit hospital or nonprofit community organization, an accredited PA Program, or an AAPA Constituent Organization. Depending upon the specific project and the potential liability it may involve, the PA Foundation reserves the right to condition approval of an application on affiliation with a sponsoring organization. In the evaluation process, preference will be given to those applicants who have not already been awarded a grant from the PA Foundation within the preceding 12 months (including both IMPACT Grants and Global Outreach Grants).

Evaluation Criteria

Preference will be given to:

  1. Projects/programs focused on patient education and health outcomes
  2. Projects/programs that test new PA-led models of care and/or that integrate patient education into clinical visits

Proposals will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  1. Clarity of the goals and activities of the project
  2. Demonstration of PA leadership and involvement
  3. Impact on the health of the target population

Please note that grant funds may not be used to pay salaries or to reimburse organizations for salaries. Grant funding will not be provided to cover any indirect/administrative costs.

2017 IMPACT Grant Requirements & Application

Please read the grant requirements before applying for the IMPACT Grants.

A written proposal (maximum 3 pages) addressing the following questions is required:

  1. What is the health problem this project seeks to address?
  2. What are the characteristics of the patient population this project will serve?
  3. What points of data do you anticipate collecting during this project to measure impact?
  4. Show how other PAs or PA students will be involved in this program/project. How many will be involved and what are their roles?
  5. Indicate how PA value and/or PA utilization is critical in attaining the project objectives.
  6. Briefly summarize how the IMPACT Grant funding will improve or enhance population health of the community.
  7. What impact will this grant funding have on the success of this program/project?

In addition to the written proposal, the following supporting materials are also required:

  1. Detailed project budget
  2. Letter of support signed by an official of the sponsoring organization

Open date: February 21, 2017
Deadline: March 31, 2017

IMPACT Grant Recipients

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Questions? Contact Caroline Pierce at or 571-319-4510.