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LEAD Grants USA

Local Empowerment for Advocacy Development

No one knows their condition and the barriers they face better than our patients, and we believe in enabling them to be their own best advocates for better care. We offer a unique advocacy program, called LEAD Grants, that help at the patient organization level.

CSL Behring Local Empowerment for Advocacy Development (LEAD) Grants are community-based grants of approximately $10,000. These grants are intended to help local patient organizations achieve their advocacy objectives. CSL Behring will award LEAD Grants to organizations that submit proposals demonstrating that financial assistance would help them address important local and state advocacy issues and initiatives.

Local patient organizations have already demonstrated significant leadership in tackling complex legislative and regulatory public policy issues. Advocacy can, however, be costly. CSL Behring LEAD Grants will help defray these costs. Moreover, CSL Behring will work with the grant recipients to advance their objectives in order to obtain success.

If you would like to learn more, please contact advocacy@cslbehring.com.

Qualifying Criteria

In order to qualify, a local organization must be:
- a recognized patient advocacy organization representing individuals who use plasma/recombinant therapies to treat bleeding disorders, immune disorders, Alpha-1 deficiency or other conditions
- a nonprofit organization with 501(c)(3) tax status
- an organization currently addressing a specific advocacy issue or intending to address such an issue

Examples

Examples of advocacy issues for a LEAD Grant:
- Creative advocacy endeavors designed to address a local public policy issue or to positively impact users of plasma-derived and recombinant therapies
- The pursuit of standard-of-care or quality-of-care legislation or regulations for plasma-derived therapies and their recombinant alternatives
- Efforts to defeat or overturn restrictive formulary proposals by a state Medicaid or an insurer
- The pursuit of legislation or regulations that will increase access for individuals to obtain their plasma-derived or recombinant therapy
- The creation of a grassroots program/database to lobby the state legislature
- Creative advocacy endeavors designed to address a local public policy issue or to positively impact users of plasma-derived and recombinant therapies

How to Apply

Complete and submit the grant application request form. Applications will be judged on the merits of the proposal and the advocacy issue being addressed. The window for submitting LEAD Grant proposals is open from October 1 to October 31 of each year.  LEAD Grant recipients will be announced in December.

LEAD Grant Application
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