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Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota Caring Foundation Rural Health Grant Program

The purpose of the BCBSND Caring Foundation Rural Health Grant Program is to serve and show benefit to rural North Dakotans and their health needs, and raise awareness for the need for all ages to engage in more daily physical activity and overall wellness.

The program targets the following primary focus area(s):

  • Activities that support activity and wellness for all ages
  • Supplies that support activity and wellness for all ages
  • Programs that support activity and wellness for all ages
  • Events that support activity and wellness for all ages

2022-2023 Guidance

Important Dates:
March 1, 2022 Proposals must be submitted via online submission by 5:00 pm Central
March 31, 2022 Notification of awards
August 15, 2022 Interim report due
February 15, 2023 Project must be completed and funds expended
February 22, 2023 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 population.
  • 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 children.
  • 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.

Summaries of Past BCBSND Grants