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Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota Caring Foundation Building Healthier Rural Community (BUILD) Grants 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, University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
Nov 17, 2023

Holly Long

Kylie Nissen


Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota Caring Foundation will award grants to support health and well-being of rural North Dakotans and address the social determinants of health (SDOH) needs affecting communities.

Primary focus areas include:

  • Economic stability
  • Education access and quality
  • Healthcare access and quality
  • Neighborhood and built environment
  • Social and community context

Applicants must identify at least one or more SDOH areas that have a major impact on health, well-being, and quality of life. Examples of SDOH include:

  • Safe housing, transportation, and neighborhoods
  • Behavioral and mental health services and supports
  • Racism, discrimination, and violence
  • Education, job opportunities, and income
  • Access to nutritious foods and physical activity opportunities
  • Language and literacy skills

The lead applicant on the proposal must be a provider. A provider is defined as a healthcare facility, such as a hospital, clinic, or public health unit.

Geographic coverage
North Dakota
Amount of funding

Award amount: $5,000 to $7,500
Number of awards: 6-8
Total funding available: $40,000

Application process

Links to additional guidance, application instructions, and the online application are available on the program website.

Tagged as
Abuse and violence · Access · Behavioral health · Children and youth · Educational attainment · Families · Food security and nutrition · Healthcare quality · Housing and homelessness · Human services · Income · Mental health · Physical activity · Social determinants of health · Transportation · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention · North Dakota

Organizations (1)

  • University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health, view details

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