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Good Skin Knowledge Community Grant FAQs

These frequently asked questions (FAQs) can provide you with greater detail about the program and the application process.

What is the AAD Good Skin Knowledge Community Grant Program?

The Good Skin Knowledge Community Grant awards up to $2,000 to not-for-profits and community-based organizations in underserved areas to deliver Good Skin Knowledge training to children ages 8-13 in their community. Lessons will be available in English and in Spanish.

What are the requirements for the grant?

To be considered, applicants must:

  • Be a verified 501(c)(3)

  • Qualify as an underserved community per the HHS definition*

  • Deliver training with children ages 8-13.

  • Obtain signed waivers/consent forms from all participants.

  • Sign letter of agreement with AAD.

  • Submit a report after the training that includes the number of students trained.

  • Agree to purchase all supplies needed to support STEM activities to use during training sessions with students.

  • Work with a designated AAD affiliate (member, resident, student), who will help deliver training virtually. AAD will help pair the organization with someone to work with.

  • Deliver all four session modules: the skin, sun safety, acne, and bugs and plants.

  • Deliver all training by Dec. 31, 2024.

*The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) characterizes underserved, vulnerable, and special needs populations as communities that include members of minority populations or individuals who have experienced health disparities. Latino populations, African American populations, AI/AN populations, refugees, individuals with limited English proficiency (LEP), individuals with disabilities.

Source: Serving Vulnerable and Underserved Populations, HHS, 2021

How much is the grant amount?

Up to $2,000. Awards are granted based on the number of children participating. $20 per child will be granted, starting at a minimum of 20 children to a maximum of 100 children.

When will the grant application be available online to apply?

Applications for this grant are now closed. Submissions will open again in January 2025.

When will recipients of the grant be notified?

Winners will be notified by early April 2024.

How many grant recipients are announced each year?

The number of winners announced each year is dependent on the availability of funding.

Can I apply for the grant more than once?

Yes, you can apply for the grant even if you received it in the past, provided the group of children being trained is new. Preference will be given to first-time grantees.

How do I find someone to help me with the training?

The AAD will help match you to a dermatologist or medical student in your area for support.

Where do I purchase supplies for the training?

A list of needed supplies to be purchased will be provided at the time the grant is accepted. Supplies can be found online or at local craft and general merchandise stores.

Where do I go for questions?

Please send all questions to gsk@aad.org.

The Good Skin Knowledge Grant

Applications for this grant are now closed. Submissions will open again in January 2025.