Over the years, MPF has awarded more than $200,000 in grant funding that has supported its goal of advancing the profession of pharmacy.

How to Apply for a Grant
MPF accepts grant applications from individual pharmacy professionals, including students and residents, pharmacy organizations, colleges of pharmacy and pharmacy businesses whose desire is to obtain funding for a project that promotes the mission of MPF. It is also important that these individuals or organizations conduct business without discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, national origin or any other characteristic protected by law.

Application and Review Process
MPF grant applications will only be accepted once a year. For 2011 funding, applications will be due Oct. 1, 2010, with grant determinations made in January 2011.

View the grant application. Electronic applications may be forwarded to La Vone Swanson. Individuals submitting a paper application must submit three copies mailed to Michigan Pharmacy Foundation, Attn.: La Vone Swanson, 815 N. Washington Ave., Lansing, MI 48906.

Applications will be reviewed by the MPF staff for completeness and then submitted to the MPF Board of Trustees for funding consideration. Grant requests may be fully or partially funded or denied. A site visit or interview may be scheduled before a final decision is made. In some cases, applicants may be requested to provide additional information. When additional information is requested, the applicant will be granted 30 days to respond to the request for additional information.

Grantees will be required to submit an interim and final report. In addition, grantees will be requested to attend an event to present program outcomes or communicate the value of the grant program to prospective applicants.

The Board of Trustees reserves the right to award grants at any time, based on the mission and strategic interests of the Michigan Pharmacy Foundation and the evolving needs of the pharmacy profession. MPF may also consider requests outside of the traditional competitive process if they meet the following criteria:

  • The emergency is caused by forces of nature or events outside of the control of the organization (this does not include most financial emergencies).
  • The timing of the request is of an urgent nature and, therefore, precludes consideration in the regular grant cycle.

Multi-Year Grants
Most grants are for a term of one year. However, under certain circumstances, MPF will consider multi-year grant funding, especially if the grant fulfills a key strategic issue for the profession of pharmacy. It is expected that multi-year grants will be made on a limited basis, and the following general policies will apply:

  • Multi-year grants will usually be for two to three years.
  • Grants will usually be in decreasing size in order to promote development of other sources of funding.
  • Second or third year funding will be based on annual review and successful attainment of program outcomes.

Past Projects
MPF prides itself on supporting a wide variety of projects. Past projects include:

  • Pharmacist-provided Asthma Management Project - $40,000
  • Questionnaire-directed Education Program on Asthma Outcomes - $15,000
  • Diabetes Patient Compliance Project - $5,000
  • Community Pharmacy Anticoagulation Management Program - $40,000
  • Public Relations Project - "Use Caution, Drive Safely" - $25,000
  • Medication Assessment Program with Wayne State University - $8,000
  • Young Pharmacists Leadership Development Program - $8,000
  • Wayne State University ASP-APhA Student Chapter Immunization program - $500
  • Michigan Emergency Prescription Program for Seniors - $10,000
  • Michigan Health Opportunities for Today and Tomorrow (MIHOTT) Health Career Website Development Project - $15,000
  • Chronic Kidney Disease Drug Therapy Management Program - $20,000
  • Value Added Pharmacy Benefit Design - $30,000

Additionally, MPF awards funding to two students at each of the Michigan colleges of pharmacy so that they can attend the APhA Political Leadership Breakfast at APhA's annual meeting. MPF also awards a $2,500 scholarship to one student at each Michigan college of pharmacy annually through each university's scholarship awards program.

What Will Not Be Funded
The Michigan Pharmacy Foundation typically does not make grants for:

  • construction projects (new building or routine maintenance).
  • proprietary projects.
  • annual giving campaigns.
  • normal operating expenses (except for start-up purposes).
  • fundraising events.
  • religious or sectarian purposes.
  • computer hardware equipment.
  • salaries for recipients; however, fees for research/technician services, consulting fees or administrative services expenses may be allowable if essential to the development/implementation of the project.
  • partisan political purposes.
  • loans.
  • re-granting.
  • indirect costs (overhead).

Funding Details
Grant funding will be made in three installments. The first installment will be 50 percent of the approved grant funding, paid within 21 days of receipt of the Grant Agreement Form. The next installment of 25 percent will be disbursed upon receipt of the brief, six-month Interim Report. The remaining 25 percent of grant funding will be disbursed upon receipt of the Final Report, no longer than thirteen months after initiation of the project.

Interim Reports will be no more than two, single-spaced, typed pages in 12-point, Times New Roman font. The Interim Report will provide an overview of the project's progress, including appropriate statistics, such as patient enrollment into a study, material development, etc. It will also include an accountability of expenses to date, compared to the original budget.

The Final Report will be no more than four, single-spaced, typed pages in 12-point, Times New Roman font. The report will provide a brief overview of the study, achieved outcomes, appropriate statistical data relevant to the study/project, and an accountability of income and expense as it relates to budget versus actual financials.

Grantees will be required to present their study/project outcomes or communicate the value of the MPF grant program to prospective applicants at a meeting of the Michigan Pharmacy Foundation or at the Michigan Pharmacists Association Annual Convention & Exposition. Michigan Pharmacy Foundation and/or Michigan Pharmacists Association will have first right of refusal to publish outcomes related to funded projects.

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