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January 22, 2013 > Community grant deadline nears

Community grant deadline nears

Submitted By Jessie Mangaliman

Kaiser Permanente is now soliciting and accepting applications for its 2013 Community Grants Program in southern Alameda County, a yearly program that provides funds to community organizations and public agencies to improve the health of Kaiser Permanente members and their communities.

The deadline for online application is Friday, Feb. 1 at 4 p.m.

"These grants are about the core work of Kaiser Permanente: improving the health of our members and the communities we serve," said Arleen Carino, Community Benefit Manager for Kaiser Permanente in southern Alameda County. "We encourage community groups to apply for these health grants."

Last year, Kaiser Permanente awarded $462,000 to 30 programs serving communities in southern Alameda County. Funding priorities this year include: reduce obesity in adults and children; reduce teen pregnancy rates; improve access to prevention and primary care services; improve prevention and management of diabetes and cardiovascular disease; and increasing violence prevention and education.

The funding range for community grants this year is in two categories: new and innovative community grants range from $5,000 to $15,000; collaborative grants range from $15,000 to $30,000, in which two or more groups partner in a project.

The project time line will run from April 1, 2013 to Dec. 31, 2013. Applicants will be notified of the status of their application by March 22.

To apply online, visit: http://info.kp.org/communitybenefit/html/our_communities/northern-california/alamedaco/. Scroll down to "Application Process and Timeline." Electronic application deadline is Friday, Feb. 1 at 4 p.m.

For questions, contact Susan Miranda, Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit Specialist, at 510-618-4018 or email at susan.x.miranda@kp.org.

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