Incentive Grants Program


The VPhA Foundation will award $1,000 to $2,500 project grants to provide seed money to help pharmacists explore and implement services that enhance their role as healthcare providers and improve patient outcomes.  Each project must be completed within one to two years. Successful applicants are limited to one grant per grant period (one to two years) from among but not limited to these project categories:


  • Implementation of Virginia Authorized Statewide Protocols
  • Test and Treat for authorized conditions
  • Pharmacist credentialing in Medicaid
  • Utilization of community health workers as part of the pharmacy team

Past Incentive Grants Recipients

 2020-2021:  Riverside Heart Failure Kit Project (Cynthia Coffey & Jennifer Purdy) 





2019-2020“Personalized Pharmacist Driven Tobacco Cessation Program in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis” (S. Ross Tingen) 

2018-2019: Kroger Pharmacy “Pharmacist Impact on Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccination Rates in Patients with Diabetes in a National Grocery Pharmacy Chain” (Alexis Page)

2018-2019: Peoples Diabetic Clinic and Pharmacy – “Providing the Diabetes Prevention Program to an Urban Medically Underserved Area” (Anna Peoples) 



Principal Investigator:
Kelly Oliver, PharmD

Jefferson Pharmacy, Palmyra, VA

Principal Investigator:
Lauren Caldas

Assistant Professor
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy, Richmond, VA


Principal Investigator:
Mike Magnet

Bremo Pharmacy, Henrico, VA

Jamie Cook
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy, Richmond, VA


The Incentive Grants Program is intended to focus pharmacists’ attention on opportunities to augment their practices with expanded patient-centered services that result in measurable interventions and improvements in patients’ medication therapy outcomes.  While the program’s focus is patient-centered, the pharmacist’s services are also intended to advance the practice of the profession of pharmacy.

Grant Requirements

Applicants must be currently licensed and in good standing with the Virginia Board of Pharmacy, and actively engaged in pharmacy practice in Virginia.

Applicants must submit a completed Incentive Grants Application form with a project proposal narrative of one to seven pages with all required components as articulated below.

All grant recipients must submit a brief interim written report, and a final written project (the “Final Report”) submitted in writing to the Foundation no later than three (3) months following the completion of the Project.  The “Final Report” shall include:

  1. All aspects of the development, administration, findings, evaluations, conclusions, detailed expenses, and applicable invoices and receipts; and
  2. A final written summary.

Grant recipients will share their experiences with pharmacists and other health care providers in a publication and/or presentation format that clearly shows the outcomes of the expanded patient-centered services and how these services aid in both improved patient care and the advancement of the profession of pharmacy.

Use of Grant Funds and Payment

Grant funds may be used for direct costs, indirect costs, overhead, salaries, consultant fees, technical services, and/or administrative expenses associated with the development and implementation of the project described in the Incentive Grants Application and project proposal narrative, including the proposed budget.

A partial half payment will be made upon receipt of the completed Grant Acceptance/ Agreement form executed by the grantee and VPhA Foundation officials. The final half payment will be made within sixty (60) days upon receipt of the “Final Report” submitted in writing to the Foundation no later than three (3) months following the completion of the Project.

Application Process

The application process requires a completed Grant Application form and project proposal narrative.  The project proposal narrative should not exceed seven (7) typewritten pages containing these components:

  1. Project title and general description, including the problem, needs, or issues to be addressed
  2. Objectives and evaluation strategy, including measurable interventions and improvements in outcomes, to determine if objectives are met
  3. Project methods
  4. Timetable for implementation and completion (one to two years)
  5. Key individuals who will be involved in carrying out the project
  6. Budget, include total costs and justification

Review Procedure

Upon receipt, applications will be reviewed and approved by the VPhA Foundation Grants & Scholarships Committee for completeness, significance of the project to patient care and pharmacy practice, clarity of objectives, design, adequacy of available resources, evaluation strategy, reasonableness of the budget, and probability of completion.  All applicants will be notified of request(s) for additional information, approval, or rejection.  Successful applicants will receive an Incentive Grant Agreement stipulating the terms, provisions, and conditions of the grant.