Clackamas County offers $216,000 to improve public health
Grant funding totaling $216,000 is available through the Clackamas County Public Health Division for projects that make an impact in improving the health and quality of life for county residents.
Community organizations are eligible for $10,000 to $100,000 in Blueprint grants, which replace the Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) grants. Last year the county awarded $75,000 in HEAL grants to various organizations. Applicants this year must meet several eligibility requirements, including registering at blueprintclackamas.com.
Proposed projects must address one of the following Blueprint for a Healthy Clackamas County priority goals:
1. Increase use of health and human services through the reduction of barriers and increased awareness
2. Promote a "Culture of Health" by ensuring access to housing, healthy food and high-quality early-learning experiences for families with children 5 and under, connected to comprehensive health care services
3. Work to reduce heart disease, Type II diabetes, substance use/abuse and suicides.
Three types of funding opportunities are included in this grant application:
1. Capacity-building grants: $10,000 to $30,000 for up to 16 months
2. Innovative grants: $30,000 to $50,000 for up to 24 months
3. Impact grants: $50,000 to $100,000 for up to 36 months
All grant applications are due by noon Thursday, Sept. 20. For more information and to apply, visit bit.ly/BlueprintGrants.
United Way donated $40,000 toward county Blueprint grant funding, and United Way staff will help in the grant-review process.