Legacy Pilot Project Grant Applications, Discussions and Very Interesting Meetings.

Posted on August 22, 2011

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Last week I had the opportunity to attend the Legacy Pilot Project Grants Review Committee Meetings.

This year was the fifth year, the last year, of the Legacy Pilot Project Grants. And CEED received 27 applications! Organizations from all across the U.S. submitted proposals’ which ultimately aim is to reduce hepatitis B-related health disparities in the Asian and Pacific Islander communities.

Being a part of the decision process, well an observer really, was amazing. It was incredible to hear so many innovative ideas and learn about the many organizations all across the U.S committed to and enthusiastic about education and bringing forth change in solidarity with the community.

The decision and deliberation process itself was such an interesting experience. The committee members had expertise in different backgrounds and therefore each proposal was discussed from many different angles. Each proposal was reviewed several times and discussed fully. The strengths and weaknesses of each application were mentioned and carefully considered. At the same time, committee members kept long term goals and the sustainability and impact of the initiatives in mind. The committee members worked so hard to be open-minded, careful and thoughtful; it was great to see a part of the decision-making process.

The final decisions are currently being made and will be announced in September. It’s very exciting; definitely look forward to the organizations and proposals which are chosen!

YJC

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