Call for Applications

Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH), an initiative funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and led by the Illinois Public Health Institute in partnership with the Michigan Public Health Institute, is excited to announce a call for applications for Community Impact Contracts – Strategic, Timely, Actionable, Replicable, Targeted (CIC-START). DASH CIC-START aims to help local collaborations catalyze their efforts to share and use multi-sector data to improve community health.

Award information

Up to six CIC-START contracts of up to $25,000 will be available to local collaborations to support time-limited activities that build skills and capacity at the community or regional level to:

  1. Engage partners from multiple sectors in planning for shared data;
  2. Systematically share data across sectors; and/or
  3. Design or implement interventions based on shared multi-sector data

In addition to funding for technical assistance, the awardees will also receive support to participate in All In: Data for Community Health—a learning collaborative of 60+ communities across the country working to merge data from multiple sectors to better understand and address health challenges. Previous participation in the All In network is a prerequisite for receiving CIC-START funding.

Application resources

DASH CIC-START Informational Webinar

The DASH National Program Office hosted an informational webinar on March 8 from 2 – 3 pm ET to share more information about the CIC-START funding opportunity and answer questions about the call for applications.

How to join All In

If you are a member of an existing local collaboration that was funded by an All In partner, or if you attended the 2017 All In National Meeting, you satisfy the All In membership requirements.

If you’re new to All In, the first step to join is to sign up for the online community (allin.healthdoers.org) and create an individual member profile. If you do so by the March 23 deadline, you will be eligible for CIC-START funding.

CIC START awardees will be expected to participate in additional All In activities during the contract period, including completing the All In capacity assessment and attending virtual and/or in-person events.

How to apply

To apply, log in to the RWJF online system and submit your application by the deadline: March 23, 2018 at 3:00 pm ET. 


  • March 8, 2018 – Optional applicant webinar
  • March 23, 2018, 3:00 PM ET – Application deadline
  • April 16, 2018 – Awardees are notified
  • May 1, 2018 – Contracts are initiated


Please direct all questions regarding the DASH CIC-START initiative to info@dashconnect.org.