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Healthy Hometown Awards Program

Grants to Mississippi Municipalities to Improve
the Health and Wellness of State Residents

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation

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Grants of $50,000 to Mississippi municipalities for programs and projects that aim to improve the health of State residents. Funding is intended to help local leaders make their communities a healthier and better place to live. The most successful applicants will be municipalities that have made the most significant efforts to create a healthy community and who have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to a healthy culture.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178438

Number of Grants:

The Foundation may award a grant to one hometown, or grants to multiple hometowns.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Each award is $50,000 regardless of municipality population.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Hometowns and municipalities in Mississippi may apply.

Municipalities that have received an award as part of the Healthy Hometown Awards Program are ineligible to submit an award application for three years following their award year.

The Foundation does not provide funding for the following:
- Individuals
- Projects that are not directly focused on addressing the health and wellness of citizens of Mississippi
- Denominational or religious organizations
- Political caucuses, candidates or campaigns
- Special occasion or commemorative advertising, i.e. journals or dinner programs, unless part of an overall sponsorship effort
- Hospitals or hospital building funds, unless part of a 501(c)(3) charitable branch of a hospital
- College alumni associations, or high school or college sports teams or events

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be requested (see link in Contact Information, below). The deadline for submitting the application is April 30, 2019.

Winners will be announced at the Mississippi Municipal League Annual Conference, scheduled for June 24-26, 2019, in Biloxi, Mississippi.

How to Apply:



Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Request and application:

For additional information about the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation, please contact at or 601-664-4473.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Mississippi