BCHD seeks Applicants and Proposals for Micro Enrichment Grants

Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) is currently accepting applications for its Micro Enrichment Grants (MEG) to enhance the community’s ability to provide preventive health services. These grants can provide up to $5,000 per request in a fiscal year for small, one-time, project-based health initiatives.
This application period runs until November 20, 2020, with grant award announcements in December.

Grants are awarded biannually to programs that address one of the following health priority areas: Nutrition and exercise, social-emotional health, substance use and cognitive health. Multiple projects may be bundled on one application, not to exceed $5,000.

Criteria
• Individuals or groups requesting MEG must be legal residents of or provide services to residents in the three Beach Cities (Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach).
• Funding cannot in any way be related to fundraising activities.
• Funding cannot be related to the general operating budget of the applicant organization.
• Funding cannot be replacement funds so that a project’s current funding can be shifted to other programs of the applicant.
• Funding cannot be for basic research, defined herein as the pursuit of knowledge without immediate practical program or human application.
• The project must impact the health of the community within the scope of the BHCD health priorities.
• The applicant must complete the MEG application form in its entirety for consideration. Incomplete applications will be returned.
• The applicant must sign an agreement and submit a final summary report to BCHD at the completion of the project.

BCHD’s Micro Enrichment Grants are available two times a year: One micro-enrichment grant application period takes place in the fall and another in the spring. For this round, BCHD will receive applications and proposals from October 19, 2020 until noon on Friday, November 20, 2020. Visit www.bchd.org/grants for more information and to apply.

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Written by: Dan Smith

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