American Heart Association/American Stroke Association accepting applications for Community Impact Grants

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is now accepting applications for Community Impact Grants online. Community Impact Grants help local organizations start or continue programs that have a positive impact on the heart health of the Greater Utica area.

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has recognized the need to fund and to partner with community-based organizations that are working toward our mission of building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke.

It is essential that we engage individuals and organizations to build a sustainable culture of health in communities so that all Americans live healthfully in environments that support healthy behaviors, timely and quality care, and well-being.

Many local groups are working, or would like to work, on projects that would result in improvements in the cardiovascular health of our children, families, and the community at large. This funding will help to ensure the activities continue and that new, creative projects and partnerships are developed in the Greater Utica area.

Programs should fall under one of four cause areas of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association: Go Red For Women, childhood obesity, Power To End Stroke, or physical inactivity. Special consideration will also be given to programs aimed at improving access to healthy foods and increasing CPR/AED training and implementation in the community.

The American Heart Association in Utica will receive $50,000 for the grant program, which will provide funding for community-based organizations in the Greater Utica area.

Interested organizations can get a grant application at http://heartofuticagrants.heart.org, as well as information on grant eligibility, programs of focus, criteria, and a pre-application worksheet. The deadline to submit applications is January 31, 2016.

For additional information, call the American Heart Association at (315) 580-3964.

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