WILMINGTON – HealthFirst for Clinton County, a community foundation which awards grants worth thousands of dollars to community health-related projects, announced the organization’s next grant cycle.

Clinton County-based 501(c)3 organizations, government entities, non-profit organizations, and otherwise tax-exempt groups that work to promote the good health of residents in Clinton County are eligible to apply.

HealthFirst for Clinton County will accept grant applications until Monday, Nov. 11, 2019.

The grant application and budget form have been updated and can be found on HealthFirst for Clinton County’s website. Applicants will also be required to submit a detailed one-page narrative with their completed applications.

HealthFirst has recently restructured their grant process in order to award grants on a more scheduled basis and to encourage community organizations to develop new and innovative ideas. The organization is looking to fund three larger projects with awards up to $25,000 each.

During HealthFirst’s most recent grant cycle, the organization awarded over $40,000 to nine community organizations working on local health-related projects. These projects focus on many different public health issues including health education, exercise, and physical well-being, and healthcare access. An organization cannot apply for grant money in both grant cycles for the same project.

HealthFirst for Clinton County is a visionary organization and welcomes and funds innovative ideas, such as care delivery methods and services, or re-imagined outreach methods for at-risk communities. Patient care support is often necessary for promoting the good health of community members, and HealthFirst supports medication assistance, free health and wellness screenings, vaccination initiatives, and other similar programs.

Since December 2010, HealthFirst has awarded more than $1 million dollars to numerous community organizations. HealthFirst also operates the Patient Medication Assistance Program (PMAP) in a collaboration with the Clinton County Commissioners and the Clinton County Health District. PMAP helps area residents apply for free and/or reduced-cost medications from major drug-makers.

For more information about HealthFirst for Clinton County or to locate the grant application go to www.healthfirst-cc-oh.org .


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