Community Grants Opportunity Through BHC: Now Open!

Available Community Grant Opportunities Through BHC

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September 19th,2014|5:00PM


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August 2014

Greetings friends,

Building Health Communities Merced is now accepting applications for the 2014 2nd Cycle of Community Grants. BHC Southwest Merced/East Merced County Community-Grant will award up to $1,000 to qualifying applicants to fund projects that will help BHC’s central mission: To build a healthy community in which youth and families are healthy, safe, and ready to learn. 

The community-grant will directly fund projects in the four communities identified within the BHC area: Planada, Le Grand, South Merced, Franklin/Beachwood areas of Merced County, or that involves community members from the four identified areas that make up our BHC site. Community-grants should improve youth leadership, community involvement, and behaviors related to developing healthy and safe communities. Examples of potential programs or projects include, but are not limited to health related activities, youth-serving events, educational trips, cultural arts, environmental awareness, music or video projects that focus on the prioritized BHC outcomes for Southwest Merced/East Merced County, which are:
  • Outcome 5: Children and their families are safe from violence in their homes and neighborhoods.
  • Outcome 6: Communities support healthy youth development.
  • Outcome 8: Community Health improvements are linked to economic development.  
Applications should strive to encourage direct community and/or youth involvement, foster learning and offer opportunities for participants to gain skills, and infuse arts and/or culture in its objective(s) and aims to improve behaviors related to developing healthy and safe communities.  

The deadline to submit an application is Friday, September 19th, 2014 by 5:00PM. All applications may be submitted electronically to, or by mail to:

Attn:  Isai Palma
Building Health Communities Merced 
658 West Main Street Merced,
CA 95340 Fax: (209) 383-4254.

In Addition, applications can be downloaded from our BHC-connect webpage in both Word Doc & PDF.

Need help in submitting a grant?
Grant workshops are available for individuals that need assistance and have questions about the grant process. The exact dates and times can be found in the application or click here for available workshops.

We encourage all grassroot individuals or groups, nonprofit organizations, community organizations and  youth-serving groups to apply. 

Thanks for reading!

-BHC Merced Hub Staff

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