BCBSND Caring Foundation is now accepting grant proposals to support rural health


The Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota Caring Foundation is excited to announce that the 2021 Rural Health Grant program is now accepting grant proposals. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. CST Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. The funding period is Feb. 15, 2021, through Feb. 15, 2022.

The program, a partnership with the Center for Rural Health at the University of North Dakota (UND) School of Medicine & Health Sciences, seeks proposals that benefit rural North Dakotans and their communities by encouraging them to embrace health and wellness through physical activity.

Examples of eligible programs and activities include:

  • Sponsoring a community fun run/walk.
  • Providing equipment for a playground.
  • Creating a worksite wellness program.
  • Creating a community fitness center.
  • Planning a health-related workshop.

The Caring Foundation will make a total of $40,000 available for the 2020 Rural Health Grant Program, expected to be distributed in amounts of $2,500 to $5,000 to eight to 16 recipients. Applicants may request funds for more than one program or activity as part of one request.

To learn more about the application process, please visit https://ruralhealth.und.edu/projects/bcbs-grant-program