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Delaware Highmark BluePrints Grants

Delaware Community Foundation
Jul 31, 2023

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Highmark BluePrints Grants provide funding for health-related projects, programs, and supportive services in Delaware in the priority areas of increasing access to healthcare for uninsured and underserved people, reducing health disparities in minority communities, supporting early childhood development with initiatives focused on health, recruiting and training health care professionals, and addressing social determinants of health.

Past projects have included:

  • Increasing access to healthcare for the uninsured/underserved:
    • Health programs to provide mental health services for individuals dealing with homelessness
    • A mobile health unit that visits areas of the state with a high density of migrant workers
  • Reducing health disparities in minority communities:
    • Projects that provide free screenings in low-income areas so that health conditions can be better assessed and managed
    • Programming geared toward minority youth to reduce stigma around mental wellness
    • Breaking down cultural barriers to seeking care
  • Supporting early childhood and youth development with initiatives focused on health:
    • Free or discounted eye exams for low-income students
    • School-based program that provided virtual wellness support to students struggling during the pandemic
    • Activities that encourage healthy habits and behaviors early in order to avoid future poor health outcomes
  • Recruiting and training healthcare professionals:
    • Family medicine residency program
    • Scholarships and tuition assistance
    • Programs for CNA and other healthcare job training
    • Transportation support for high school students pursuing health-related certifications
  • Addressing social determinants of health:
    • Health literacy program to increase utilization of preventive care and ultimately lower cost related to declining health
    • Building green spaces in urban areas to improve health conditions like asthma

Eligible applicants are 501c3 public charities and government agencies that are located and operate in the state of Delaware.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Up to $250,000

Application process

Links to grant guidelines and the online application portal are available on the program website.

Applications are accepted on a quarterly basis, with the following deadlines in 2023:

  • January 9
  • April 10
  • July 31
  • October 9
Tagged as
Access · Children and youth · Health disparities · Health workforce education and training · Minorities · Recruitment and retention of health professionals · Schools · Social determinants of health · Delaware

For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.