The PHS Commissioned Officers Foundation (COF) for the Advancement of Public Health seeks to support community-based public health programs. The program is named after the late Martha Barclay-Giel, a retired Captain of the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service. Captain Barclay-Giel dedicated her life’s work to advancing the health of Americans. After retiring, she donated considerable sums of money to COF. She is a member of the John Adams Society.

Grant Amounts

The maximum grant amount is $10,000 per recipient. COF may elect to provide less than the full amount requested.

Submission Timeline

The application period is September 18 – November 12, 2023. Award recipients will be announced in February 2023. The application opened on September 18, 2023.

Eligible Applicants

Any non-profit entity, including 501(c)(3) or local/state/tribe/tribal organizations whose primary mission is addressing one or more public health issues.


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