HCI now is accepting applications for grants
by Special to the Banner
Oct 06, 2013 | 617 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print

The Healthy Community Initiative is accepting applications from local nonprofit organizations.

“We have just over $92,000 available for grant awards this year,” HCI chair Lisa Stanbery said.

Stanbery encouraged nonprofits to “submit their plans for projects to improve the health care, wellness and quality of life for the residents of Bradley County.”

Stanbery noted the first step of the process is to complete and return a letter of intent which may be obtained from the county website or from County Commission Legislative Assistant Lorri Moultrie.

“The deadline for the letter of intent is Oct. 18 at 4 p.m. All letters of intent must be received by the deadline to advance to the next round of the selection process,” Stanbery said.

The HCI committee will evaluate all letters of intent for compliance and issue invitations to complying groups to complete full applications. Organizations invited to submit grant applications will have until Nov. 1 to submit their packets.

“We plan to make our committee recommendations to the County Commission in December, and announce the awards in early January,” Stanbery said.

HCI was established from the interest generated from the sale of Bradley Memorial Hospital. The funds were used to create an endowment to improve the health care, wellness and quality of life of the citizens of Bradley County.

For further information, contact Lorri Moultrie at 728-7105 or lmoultrie@bradleyco.net.