Blue Cross Blue Shield Grant for $100,000

It’s not necessarily for broadband – but certainly broadband adoption could be a piece of any plan submitted to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MN Foundation

The Blue Cross Foundation announces a funding opportunity of up to a total of $1M to further health equity in communities across Minnesota. Healthy Communities: Health Equity in Action provides grants up to $100,000 per year each, and applicants can apply for one- or two-year grants. With this funding opportunity, we invite eligible applicants to propose projects that address at least one of the following social or economic determinants of health:

  • Community Safety – systems change that contributes to violence reduction.
  • Education – systems change that contributes to quality care and education for children ages birth through age 5.
  • Employment – systems change that contributes to living wage jobs, and workplace policies supporting health and safety.
  • Family and Social Support – systems change that contributes to building social capital and increasing civic engagement that builds upon community knowledge, skills, and wisdom.
  • Income – systems change that contributes to housing stability and affordability, wealth or asset building.

Applications are due March 30, 2017

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About Ann Treacy

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (, hosts a radio show on MN music (, supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota ( and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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