Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas is excited to announce that the Request for Applications for the second phase of the Pathways to a Healthy Kansas initiative is now available! Blue Cross is continuing efforts to improve the health and wellness in communities across Kansas. The four-year coordination grants will award $200,000 each for up to 24 communities.
Pathways to a Healthy Kansas is the largest community grant program ever funded by BCBSKS. It provides community coalitions with the tools and resources needed to remove barriers and engage their communities in ways that enable healthy eating and tobacco-free, active living to become a way of life. Communities that are awarded a coordination grant will have the opportunity to access additional non-competitive grant funding.
The funding period is from Aug. 1, 2020, to July 31, 2024. BCBSKS is accepting letters of intent from communities interested in applying for the grant. Letters of intent must be submitted no later than Jan. 17 in order to receive an application packet. Applications are due March 20. Awardees will be announced on July 1.
Please see the attached RFA . More information and frequently asked questions, is available at http://www.bcbsks.com/pathways/.
Request for Application Packet
For questions regarding the Letter of Intent contact:
Virginia Barnes. MPH
Director, Blue Health Initiatives
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
Toll-free: 1-800-432-0216, ext. 8004
In Topeka: 785-291-8004