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2019 Mini-Grants Hit New High for Healthier Arkansas

The Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas awarded a record-high 316 mini-grants to community projects throughout the state for 2019.

“Because of the many health needs in Arkansas, the Foundation received a record-breaking 60% increase in applications. We awarded 54% more grants this year to organizations in 130 different communities,” said Patrick O’Sullivan, executive director of the Blue & You Foundation.

organization types graphiciThis year, 242 (77%) mini-grants recipients were first-time recipients. Twenty-nine were from new cities. This brings the total number of Arkansas cities funded by the Foundation to 241.

“These $1,000 mini-grants are used to fund such things as automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and bleeding-control kits for use in public buildings, opioid overdose spray kits for first responders, exercise and healthy-eating programs and addressing food insecurity,” said O’Sullivan.

Items purchased this year include:
  • 79 automated external defibrillators
  • 54 Stop the Bleed kits
  • 14 naloxone kits

Find more information on this year’s mini-grants (and all previous grants) on the foundation’s website:

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