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Ingham Health Equity Council Seeks Mini-Grant Applicants

LANSING, Mich.Ingham County Health Department, Capital Area Health Alliance, and the newly-established Ingham County Health Equity Council (HEC) are inviting local individuals, groups, and organizations to apply for mini-grants to address COVID-19-related inequities and risk factors among Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities within Ingham County.

 

The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted racial and ethnic minorities throughout Ingham County. There is significant work to be done to reduce disease transmission and infection in these populations. The HEC is beginning that work through mini-grants to local individuals and organizations that provide services in Ingham County.

“The pandemic deeply and fundamentally disrupted many things in our lives and society,” said Anne Barna, Ingham County Deputy Health Officer. “Communities of color, which were already disadvantaged and already experiencing health inequities, have especially been adversely impacted. These grants, and the formation of the Council itself, are important steps our community is taking to address that.”

The Council will fund 12-15 mini-grants, totaling $125,000. Grants will expand capacity and services to prevent and control COVID-19 among high-risk and underserved populations. Grant recipients will implement their proposed objectives between December 15, 2022 and May 31, 2023.  

To apply for a mini-grant or to learn more, visit https://bit.ly/3RT9viu or email healthequity@ingham.org.  The deadline to apply is October 31, 2022.

 

Grant funding is being provided by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Office of Equity and Minority Health in partnership with the Michigan Public Health Institute.

 

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