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ICATCH grants provide both financial and technical support to grant recipients who are developing and implementing a program or project that improves child health in their community. Priority is given to applicants from low-income and low-middle-income countries. Funding is $2000 per year for 3 years. ICATCH grants emphasize:

  1. Partnerships with governmental and/or nongovernmental agencies or groups (such as public health centers, schools, faith-based groups or local businesses)
  2. Sustainability and growth of the program beyond the funding period
  3. Expansion of successful strategies to other communities or regions

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​The 2017-2018 ICATCH Call for Proposals has CLOSED

​​The preliminary applications for the 2017-2018 Grant Cycle are being reviewed.  We have adjusted the timeline.  For those who have already applied, please see the new important deadlines below.​

Important Deadlines​​ ​
​Preliminary Applica​tion Form​November 28, 2017
​Notification of those invited to applyBeginning of February 2018
​Full ICATCH application deadline​March 16, 2018
​Announcement of those funded​Mid May 2018
​Funding available​June 2018
​Grant cycle​July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2021

Please check back in September 2018 for news about our next grant cycle.

Questions? For additional information, please contact us:

AAP Staff
Ms. Bessie Chau

ICATCH Program Director
Dr. Ann Behrmann

Dr. Donna Staton

We look forward to reading your proposals!

AAP Staff                 

Ms. Bessie Chau

(847) 434-7654 (US Central Time Zone)             


ICATCH Program Director

Dr. Ann Behrmann               


          Dr. Donna Staton


This year, we are asking all applicants to first submit a short summary of their proposal using our Preliminary Application Form.  The ICATCH Review Team will then select the strongest proposals, asking only those authors to then submit a full ICATCH Application. 


We feel that this 2-stage process allows applicants to submit their proposal concepts for “screening” without having to expend time and effort providing the details required in the full application.  Those proposal authors selected to apply will have the opportunity to work with an ICATCH Application Advisor if desired during the 2nd stage of this process.

Congratulations to our 2017 ICATCH Grant Winners!

Dental Treatment for Children with Cleft Lip and Palate in Cambodia
Callum Durward BDS, MDSc, MPH & Rathana Lay DDS

Training Community Health Workers in Ethiopia to Recognize the Signs of Neonatal Illness Using Videos
Ashenafi Tazebew MD & Rishi Mediratta MD, MA, MScPH

Community Health Worker Outreach to Rural Elementary Schools Program
Elisee Eliezier MD & Theresa Fortner RN

General Pediatrics Nurse Training in Lesotho
Jill Sanders MD & Lineo Thahane MD​

Growing Health (GH): A Farm-To-Bedside Nutrition Program for Children and Families
Ange Imanishimwe MSc & Emily Esmaili DO, MA

School Gardening for Healthy Child Growth and Learning
Ignatius Olila Odwee & Walter Odongo

Past I​​CATCH Grants

Listed ​in Alphabetical order per grant year by Name of Project Director, Country: Program Title

2016 (January 2016- December 2018)

  • Huanca, Tomás, Bolivia, Tsimane' Territory Multi-Media Public Health Education to Prevent Childhood Illness
  • Uk Savann, Cambodia, Floating Gardens for Health and Prosperity
  • Kraemer Diaz, Anne, Guatemala, Training the Next Generation of Frontline Health Workers for Child Health in Guatemala
  • Phoya Frank, Malawi, Establishing a Pediatric Triage System to Improve Child Health in Mangochi District Hospital
  • Naqvi Shehla, Pakistan, Maternal Education to Improve Weaning Diet of Infants in Karachi
  • Wobudeya Eric, Uganda, Supporting School-Centred Asthma Programme (SCAPE) in a Boarding School in Central Uganda

2015 (January 2015 to December 2017)

  • Arty, Genevieve, Haiti: Hydroxyurea to Treat Sickle Cell Disease in Haiti
  • Gonbo, Spalchen, India: Helping Babies Breathe in Ladakh, India
  • Braitstein, Paula, Kenya: Peer Navigators Supporting HIV Treatment for Street Youth
  • Teixeira, Lucilia, Mozambique: Supplemental Nutrition for Infants With Failure-to-Thrive in Mozambique
  • Hlaing, Naomi, Myanmar: Targeted Vaccination Opportunities for Children, Hepatitis-B Prevention
  • Mwebe, Edward, Uganda: Community Empowerment in Health-Plus, Mukono

2014 (January 2014 to December 2016)

  • De Oliveira, Vysolela, Angola: Sickle Cell Education and Screening for Angolan Adolescents
  • Thomas, Angela, Belize: Protecting Smiles for Healthier Futures in Southern Belize
  • Morgan, Jon, Cambodia: Implementing Helping Babies Breathe in Remote Floating Villages
  • Marimuthu, K, India: Home-Based Care Program for Infants in Krishnagiri, India
  • Sam-Agudu, Nadia, Nigeria: Support for Adolescents with HIV in Boarding School
  • Bakeera-Kitaka, Sabrina, Uganda: Promoting Adolescent Medicine in Uganda

2013 (January 2013 to December 2015)

  • Donkor, Clement, Ghana: Community Malaria Prevention Project
  • Ruhl, Laura, Kenya: Improving Access to Health Care for Street Children
  • Marshall, Roseda, Liberia: Enhanced Well Child Care for Adolescent Mothers and Infants
  • Phiri, Godfrey, Malawi: Teen Support Line, Malawi
  • Guitierrez, Gerardo, Nicaragua: Mobile Health Kits for Use in Vulnerable Communities
  • Kemigisha, H., Uganda: Tackling Malnutrition Through Peer Education in Schools

2012 (January 2012 to December 2014)

  • Akello-Ayebare, Grace, Uganda: Childhood Epilepsy in N.Uganda Children as Health Workers
  • Ariani, MKes, Indonesia: Improving the Understanding & Implementation of IMCI - Urban Community Health Workers
  •  Economides, Sharon Craig, Afghanistan: Daireyeh Waledin (Circle of Parents)
  • Mallewa, Macpherson, Malawi: Training Program for Management of Neurodisabled Malawian Children
  • Okafor, Henrietta, Nigeria: Balanced Early Nutrition for Development (BEND)
  •  Rasul, Choudhury H., Bangladesh: Promotion of Child Health in Primary School

2011 (January 2011 to December 2013)

  • Dantil, Ketheline, Haiti: Health Care for Haiti's Children
  • Okoh, Emmanuel, Liberia: Developing a Model Medical Home for Liberian Children
  • Otieno, Phelgona, Kenya: Hospital Linkage with Community Child Health in Kisii, Kenya
  • Paz, Cecilia, Ecuador: Sonrisa's Children's Oral Health & Nutrition Project
  • Perez, Daniel, El Salvador: Improving Healthcare & International Collaboration
  • Tam, Tran Thi Hong, Vietnam: Vietnam-First Aid for Childcare Givers & Teachers (VIET-FACTs)
  • Zafar, Naeem, Pakistan: Trained Nurses Detect Cases of Child Maltreatment

2010 (January 2010 to December 2012)

  • Badoe, Eben, Ghana: Child Protection in Ghana
  • Erickson, Charles, Zambia: Zambian Health Evaluation and Education Project
  • Nignpense, Ed, Ghana: Strengthening Community Awareness of Pediatric Poisoning in Ghana
  • Somwe, Wa, Zambia: Asthma Project
  • Yang, Rongwan, China: Dietary Assessment for intake of Vitamin A
  • Wan, Chaomin, China: Rural Children with Diarreah: Primary Care

2009 (January 2009 to December 2011)

  • Ciomartan, Tatiana, Romania: Safe Baby Project
  • Hongyan, Guan, China: Healthy Children-Helathy Community
  • Remetić, Mirjana, Bosnia & Herzegovina: Autism Education and Screening
  • Tolentino, Sara, Dominican Republic: Improving Child Health in the Community
  • Van Wyck, Susan, South Africa: Turn INH Preventive Therapy into Reality
  • Vorasane, Banheng, Laos: Good Nutrition

2008 (January 2008 to December 2010)

  • Lara Hernandez, Luis, Mexico: ADHD and Mental Health Education
  • Locson, Elsie Baronia, Philippines: TB DOTs for Kids
  • Matshaba, Mogomotsi, Botswana: HIV/AIDS Education for School Staff
  • Reyes, Cisneros, Juan Carlos, El Salvador: Undernourished Children
  • Shen, Xiaoming, China: Parent Education for CHild Passenger Safety
  • Soemakto, Indonesia: Improve Understanding of GOBI FFF

2007 (January 2007 to December 2009)

  • Mustafa, Ghluam, Pakistan: The Helping Hands Project
  • Nakakeeto, Margaret, Uganda: The Keyunga Newborn Project
  • Ramirez, Isidro, El Salvador: The Community Education Project
  • Reyes, Alexis, Philippines: Bagong Baranggay Project