The AARP Center for Health Equity through Nursing and the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action released a call for proposals to fund efforts to eliminate structural racism and other structural inequities within the nursing profession, health systems or community that lead to improved access to care and services for those most disproportionally impacted by health disparities. Awards of up to $50,000 will be given. Applications are due November 15, 2022.

Projects that demonstrate collaboration with the Campaign for Action’s state-based Action Coalitions will be viewed more favorably.


Complete the application template, found here, and submit via email to, no later than 10 p.m. ET on November 15, 2022. In fairness to all applicants, the program will not accept late submissions. All funding decisions will be made by a review team consisting of AARP leadership, staff, and advisers.

For more information on the Health Equity Innovations Fund and proposal requirements, please contact:

The Center to Champion Nursing in America
AARP Public Policy Institute
601 E St. NW
Washington, DC 20049
Phone: (202) 434-2148


October 31 (2 p.m. ET)Webinar for interested applicants
November 15 (10 p.m. ET)Applicant submission deadline
Early DecemberFinalists notified of funding recommendations
December Awards finalized
January 1, 2023Projects initiated