County offers $10K-$100K grants for improving public health

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From: Gari Johnson, Community Relations Specialist, 503-742-4370

Media and Interested Parties

Grant funding totaling $216,000 is now available through the Clackamas County Public Health Division for projects that further the goals of the Blueprint for a Healthy Clackamas County. The Blueprint is the county’s initiative to help coordinate, connect and align priorities for partners to collectively make an impact on improving the health and quality of life for residents within our communities. 

Community organizations are eligible for $10,000 to $100,000 in Blueprint Grants, which replace the Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Grants. Applicants must meet several eligibility requirements, including registering at www.blueprintclackamas.com.  

Proposed projects must address one of the following priority goals:

  • Access to Health Care & Human Services
  • Culture of Health
  • Healthy Behaviors

Three types of funding opportunities are included in this grant application:

  • Capacity Building Grants: $10,000 to $30,000 for up to 16 months
  • Innovative Grants: $30,000 to $50,000 for up to 24 months
  • Impact Grants: $50,000 to $100,000 for up to 36 months

Projects must take place in, and benefit the residents of, Clackamas County. All grant applications are due by noon on Thursday, Sept. 20. For more information and to apply, visit their webpage. 
 
The United Way provided $40,000 to Clackamas County to support the work of reducing poverty and improving health outcomes for the county’s children and families. United Way of the Columbia-Willamette’s investment supports a partnership where businesses, individuals, and government come together to increase healthy solutions that are born of the community.

The Board of County Commissioners fully supports this comprehensive effort to improve the health and well-being and quality of life of county residents. Community-led health based programs will reduce poverty, raise awareness, and develop a long-term strategy to ensure a healthier Clackamas County.

For more information, members of the media and public may contact Tim Heider at theider@clackamas.us or 503-742-5911.