Due to COVID-19, CRH will continue working remotely until further notice.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota Caring Foundation Building Healthier Rural Community (BUILD) Grants Program
The purpose of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota
(BCBSND) Caring Foundation Building Healthier Rural
Community (BUILD) Grants Program is to focus on
transforming the health and well-being of rural North
Dakotans and address the social determinants of health
affecting its communities so we can build a better
future of equity and full potential for all.
The program targets the following primary focus areas:
Proposals must be submitted via online submission by 5:00 pm Central
December 21, 2022
Notification of awards
January 1, 2023
Funding period begins
June 1, 2023
Interim report due
December 31, 2023
Project must be completed and funds expended. Final report and invoice must be submitted.
Year 17 Awardees, 2022-2023
These projects must be completed and funds expended by February 15, 2023. Final report and invoice must be
submitted by February 22, 2023.
Foster County Public Health, Carrington
Will develop a proposed west park playground upgrade project in Carrington, including upgrading 40-year-old
equipment and serve as a space to increase physical activity for the low-income area of town and will be
Americans with Disabilities Act compliant.
Beyond Boundaries Occupational Therapy, Inc., Fargo
Will continue to provide therapy services for families in rural communities for children in need ages birth
– 18 years and provide educational opportunities for parents and caregivers to learn about safety and
wellness for children in the rural communities.
Steele County Public Health Department, Finley
Will implement a wellness program, starting with the aging population then working into the younger
Christian Unity Hospital doing business as Unity Medical Center (UMC), Grafton
Will enhance space at the UMC facility for a pediatric gym, which will augment therapy services for
SMP Health - St. Aloisius, Harvey
Will build an outdoor patio attached to SMP Health – St. Aloisius long-term care unit.
West River Health Services, Hettinger
Will create a recreational library for community members to check out recreational equipment.
Nelson County Health System, McVille
Will create a compliant playground for community children.
Mountrail County Health Foundation, Stanley
Will host leadership program for organization's leadership staff.