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Applicants sought for Pike County health grants

Posted: Jul. 2, 2018 7:10 am

PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- The Health and Wellness Foundation of Pike County is accepting applications for two health grants.

The Health Community Grant funds projects benefiting health and human services, wellness and prevention, and health education and community awareness in Pike County. A single-year grant with a funding cap of $7,500 per recipient, applicant organizations should provide services within Pike County but do not need to be located in the county. The application deadline is Aug. 15, and grant recipients will be named in October.

The Health Catalyst Grant is an incentive for programs positively impacting the health of Pike County and serves as a safety net for organizations who intervene in the county's most pressing health needs. Health priorities in the county include mental and oral health, food insecurity and substance abuse. Recipients receive up to $15,000 annually through the grant and may be awarded up to $45,000 over a three-year period. The application deadline is Oct. 1, and recipients will be announced by December.

In the last grant cycle, $30,500 was awarded to seven recipients of the Healthy Community Grant, and $30,000 was awarded to the two agencies who received the Health Catalyst Grant.

When evaluating proposals, the Health and Wellness Foundation of Pike County considers projects that implement a collaborative approach to health concerns, bridge the gap created by health disparities and provide evidence-based solutions to the county's most pressing health concerns.

The grants are available to nonprofit organizations and entities providing programs that provide direct delivery of health and wellness services, health education programs, screenings and evaluations, technical assistance, public awareness activities or capacity building, including training and staff development.

For more information, call the Health and Wellness Foundation of Pike County, 217-285-6080.

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