American Heart Association and Blue Cross NC providing community health mini-grant funding

American Heart Association and Blue Cross NC providing community health mini-grant funding
November 14
10:00 2020

Applications now being accepted through November 12

GREENSBORO — The American Heart Association and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross NC) are working together to improve heart health among North Carolina’s most at-risk populations. Part of this health initiative includes a call for mini-grant applications from communities working to promote heart health in the Triad (Guilford and Forsyth counties), Triangle (Wake, Durham, and Orange counties) and Charlotte (Mecklenburg, Gaston, and Union counties). This is the second round of mini-grants to be awarded this year by the organizations.

In May 2020, the American Heart Association and Blue Cross NC awarded a total of 27 community health mini-grants across North Carolina, totaling more than $100,000. Nine of these selected mini-grant awards, totaling nearly $37,000, funded community coronavirus pandemic relief efforts. In the Triad, a total of nine community health mini-grants were awarded this spring, totaling $35,000.

Community partners are encouraged to apply for mini-grants ranging from $2,500 – $10,000 to support heart healthy policies and environments. Community members, including individuals, churches, senior centers, community health centers, housing authorities, historically Black colleges and universities, community colleges, city and county governments, hospitals, employers, and others are welcome to apply for mini-grants focused on community health needs, including COVID-19 relief.

Individuals or community organizations that submitted applications in the spring are encouraged to reapply. Additionally, individuals or organizations that were awarded a community health mini-grant in the spring are welcome to submit applications focused on a different program.

To apply and for more information, interested partners should complete the application immediately. The community health mini-grant application deadline is November 12.

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