The Blue Cross Foundation announced their funding opportunity of up to a total of $1M on February 2, 2017 in order to further health equity in communities across Minnesota. Healthy Communities: Health Equity in Action will provide grants up to $100,000 per year each for a total of two-years. With this funding opportunity, we invited eligible applicants to propose projects that addressed at least one of the following social or economic determinants of health:
In addition, eligible applicants
were required to propose projects that focused on advancing health equity,
which is defined as a state where all people can reach their highest level of
With this funding, our goal is to generate the best ideas and support what's working in communities to further health equity. Both new and existing efforts were eligible.
Applications were due March 30, 2017 at 4 p.m. Central Time, through our online application system. To view the questions before starting an application, click on the Application Questions Preview button.