BlueAngel Community Health Grant LOI Deadline August 5

The deadline for Letters of Intent (LOI) for the 2017 Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island BlueAngel Community Health Grant (BACHG) program is Friday, August 5.  This annual program grants funds to nonprofit organizations for initiatives that address critical health issues, particularly programs that encourage a healthy weight for the next generation of Rhode Islanders.

Beginning in 2014, as part of its 75th Anniversary year, Blue Cross aligned its funding to concentrate on addressing childhood obesity for the development of healthy children and later in life, healthy adults, especially in poor communities and those of color.

BCBSRI will consider community-based organizations that conduct programming with the aim of encouraging/achieving a healthy weight for children and their families. BCBSRI will also consider Rhode Island organizations who work to: increase access to healthy foods for children and their families; support children in increasing physical activity; capture and collect date related to the state of child weight in Rhode Island; and implement and evaluate community health initiatives addressing childhood obesity.

Eligibility requirements and application information