PHC Announces Mini Grant Oppurtunity
Partners for Healthier Communities, a program of Goodall Hospital, is pleased to announce the availability of mini-grants of up to $ 250.00 each to support healthy lifestyles, good decision making, and the development of leadership skills among youth, through tobacco related initiatives.
September 8, 2010 – Funding Announcement
October 8, 2010 – Application Deadline
October 29, 2010 – Notification of Awards
November 1, 2010 through May 31, 2011- Funding Period
June 15, 2010 – Project Report Due to PHC
The goal of this initiative is to encourage youth and adults to work together in planning, implementing, and evaluating activities that will improve the health of area youth while raising awareness of the importance of tobacco prevention.
School and community based youth groups from the following towns are eligible to apply: Sanford/Springvale,Acton, Shapleigh, Alfred, Lyman, Waterboro, Newfield,Limerick, Limington, Cornish, and Parsonsfield. A maximum of three (3) grants totaling no more than $250 each will be awarded. Funds must go towards the implementation of identified project(s).
Youth groups may submit an application including one or more of the following initiatives:
1. Organize and implement activities in line with the annual Kick Butts Day (www.kickbuttsday.org)
on March 23, 2011
2. Engage towns and recreation departments in the development of tobacco free policies
3. Create video segments to promote “Unleash Your C;” an online community where youth learn
about the power of the choices they make (www.unleashyourc.com)
4. Other initiative focused on decreasing use of tobacco products by middle and high school youth
*Upon notification of award, Partners for Healthier Communities staff will meet with the youth to provide an overview of the project topic, answer questions, and work with the group to develop an action plan and budget.
Instructions for Applying
The enclosed application and commitment form will be accepted until 4:00 pm on October 8, 2010. Please e-mail a pdf of the completed application and signed commitment form to email@example.com AND either fax to (207) 324-9524 or mail a copy to:
Partners for Healthier Communities
A Program of Goodall Hospital
25 June Street
Sanford, Maine 04073
Applicants will receive an email confirmation stating that their application has been received. Recipients will be notified of award by October 29, 2010.