Continuing a long-standing tradition of collaboration and investment in community health improvement, Owensboro Health will announce funding for 42 regional organizations on Tuesday. To qualify for grant funding, non-profit organizations must provide plans for specific programs and services that address identified community health needs. Funds are also available to non-profit entities that offer specific programs and activities not directly related to health care, but state how the organization’s services or activities address root causes of problems impacting community health. Eligible groups include economic, educational, civic, arts and cultural organizations.
Programs, services and activities must serve individuals in the Owensboro Health service area, including Daviess, Hancock, Ohio, Henderson, Hopkins, McLean, Muhlenberg, Breckinridge and Webster counties in Kentucky, and Spencer and Perry counties in Indiana.
Organizations seeking funds submitted letters of intent to determine if a good match exists between the proposed project, the Owensboro Health mission and the organization’s goal to improve the health of the communities we serve. If accepted, the organization was invited to submit a formal grant proposal. Owensboro Health currently offers a single funding cycle with a grant application process that begins in the spring.
Owensboro Health also continues to offer a mini-grant program year-round for such items as community event sponsorships and small, health-related projects. Applications are available at www.OwensboroHealth.org and must describe the project’s purpose, include the project’s budget and state how it impacts health. Organizations are encouraged to apply early as a limited amount of funds are available.
A news conference will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 in the Owensboro Health Auditorium, located in the Pleasant Valley Center medical office building, 1301 Pleasant Valley Road.