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Samaritan Invites Funding Proposals

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Samaritan Health Services invites nonprofit organizations in Benton, Lincoln and Linn counties to apply for Social Accountability funding from its hospitals in those counties. Deadline for proposals is Friday, September 25 at 4 p.m.

A complete proposal must:

  • Address one of the goals and priorities listed below,
  • Include a project description,
  • Identify how the project will address health equity,
  • Identify the target population the project will address and
  • Have measurable outputs.

The funding goals and priorities for the 2021 Social Accountability grant cycle are as follows:

  • Goal 1: Healthy FamiliesIncrease physical activity, fitness and access to nutritious foods for children and families.
    Priorities: Poverty and food insecurity.

  • Goal 2 (Benton and Linn counties only): Greater AccessIncrease access to medical, dental and mental health supports and services in the community.
    Priorities: Access to medical care, access to dental care, access to mental/behavioral health care, chronic disease and substance use prevention and treatment

  • Goal 3: Better Networks - Increase social supports for families.
    Priorities: Homelessness, housing and transportation

  • Goal 4: Healthy Kids - Increase services and supports for children.
    Priorities: Child abuse and/or neglect

  • Goal 5: Healthy Teens - Increase services and supports for adolescents.
    Priorities:
    Access to medical care, access to dental care, access to mental/behavioral health care, chronic disease, and substance use prevention and treatment

  • Goal 6: Healthy Seniors - Increase social support for seniors.
    Priorities: Access to medical care, access to dental care, access to mental/behavioral health care, chronic disease, and substance use prevention and treatment

Agencies who are planning apply are highly encouraged to attend a grant information meeting on Thursday, Aug. 20, utilizing the Microsoft Teams platform.

  • The meeting for Benton and Linn county agencies will be at 10 a.m. Join online or call 971-254-1254 and use meeting ID 764 670 34#.
  • The meeting for Lincoln County agencies will be at 1 p.m. Join online or call the number above and use meeting ID 216 694 560#.

Download the applications for Benton, Lincoln and Linn county funding.

For more information, contact JoAnn Miller, director of Community Health Promotion, at 541-768-7330 or jomiller@samhealth.org; or Rochelle (Shelley) Hazelton at 541-768-5256 or rhazelton@samhealth.org.