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WILMINGTON– HealthFirst for Clinton County, a community foundation which awards grants worth thousands of dollars to local non-profits, announces 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, Oct. 22. The grant application can be found on HealthFirst for Clinton County’s website. Applicants will also be required to submit a detailed project budget and a 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.

During HealthFirst’s most recent grant cycle, the organization awarded over $60,000 to 12 community organizations working on local health-related projects. These projects focus on many different public health issues including mental health, substance abuse, exercise and physical well-being, and diabetes.

HealthFirst for Clinton County is a visionary organization and welcomes and funds innovative ideas, such as improvised care delivery methods and services, or reimagined outreach methods for at-risk communities. Patient care support is often necessary in 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 $750,000 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

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