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Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota Caring Foundation Rural Health Grant Program

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota
Mar 1, 2017

Kylie Nissen, Senior Project Coordinator


Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota Caring Foundation Rural Health Grant Program will award grants to support collaborative efforts involving rural healthcare providers and their communities to support physical activity and wellness for people of all ages in North Dakota.

A proposal related to addressing North Dakota’s escalating problems associated with a sedentary life-style (such as obesity, heart disease, and cancer) will be considered. Some examples of possible activities or programs include:

  • Sponsoring a community race, walk, or biking event
  • Providing athletic equipment for a playground, park, school, or daycare
  • Creating a worksite wellness program for its own employees
  • Repurposing a rehabilitation center to a community training center or workout facility
  • Supporting or sponsoring a conference that focuses on health promotion and physical activity

The lead applicant on the proposal must be a provider (a provider is defined as a healthcare facility – hospital, clinic, public health unit, etc.).

Networks can include:

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Nursing facilities
  • Public health units
  • Mental health facilities
  • Dental clinics
  • Tribal health facilities
  • Home health agencies
  • Pharmacies
  • EMS units
  • Other related health organizations
Geographic coverage
North Dakota
Amount of funding

Award amount: $2,500 to $5,000
Total funding available: $40,000
Number of awards: 8-16

Application process

Program guidance and application information is available on the program website.

Completed applications packets should be mailed to:
UND Center for Rural Health
School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Attn: Kylie Nissen
1301 North Columbia Rd. Stop 9037
Grand Forks, ND 58202-9037

Tagged as
Cancer · Capital funding · Cardiovascular disease · Children and youth · Obesity and weight control · Schools · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention · North Dakota

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