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Large and small grants available for health programs


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
Patrick O'Sullivan @ 501+378-2221



LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Feb. 1, 2014) — The Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas is accepting applications for large and small grants to organizations to implement health improvement programs in Arkansas.

Any public charity, public school, government agency, or non-profit hospital in Arkansas is eligible to apply. Grants are not made to individuals. Funds must be used in an effort that produces some positive health outcome for Arkansans. The grant may be used for general operational or specific program support, for an existing or new program.

Applications for $1,000 mini-grants will be accepted in the months of February, March and April, with 75 mini-grants allotted for the three months. Applicants will be notified of mini-grant awards within approximately 30 days.

“This mini-grant program allows more organizations to receive financial assistance, using a simpler application and quicker funding,” said Patrick O’Sullivan, executive director of the Blue & You Foundation.

Regular grants of $5,000 to $150,000 have an application deadline of July 15 and will be awarded in November to fund health improvement programs during 2015.

Information about the grants and the online application submission process can be found at
www.BlueAndYouFoundationArkansas.org.

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield established the Blue & You Foundation in 2001 as a charitable foundation to promote better health in Arkansas. The Blue & You Foundation awards grants annually to non-profit or governmental organizations and programs that positively affect the health of Arkansans.

In its 12 years of operation, the Blue & You Foundation has awarded nearly $19 million to 423 health improvement programs in Arkansas.

The foundation is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and serves the state of Arkansas. The foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization.

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