Friday, March 29, 2019
Beach Cities Health District 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 its ability to provide preventive health services in the community. These grants can provide up to $5,000 per request in a fiscal year for small, one-time project-based health initiatives. 

The current application period will run from March 18, 2019 to April 15, 2019. Grant award announcements will be made in May 2019. 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. 
  • 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 at the completion of the project. 

Grants are awarded annually to programs that address one of the following health priority areas: Nutrition and exercise, social-emotional health, substance use and cognitive health. 

BCHD’s Micro Enrichment Grants are now available twice a year rather than on a first come first serve basis. The first application period ran from Oct. 15, 2018 to Nov. 9, 2018. Grant award announcements were made the week of Dec. 3, 2018. 

Visit www.bchd.org/grants for more information and to apply.