Who Can Apply?
For the purpose of this funding, a community is defined as a city, a group of towns and cities in one county, a county, or a group of contiguous counties.
Eligible community applicants must meet all of the following criteria:
- Be within the 103-county service area of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas (all Kansas counties except Johnson and Wyandotte).
- Be located in a semi-urban, densely-settled rural, rural or frontier county, or in a community with a population of less than 75,000 in an urban county. http://kic.kdheks.gov/OHA/ksmap.html
- Represent the community through an active coalition. Active meaning it has existed for more than one year and meets at least quarterly. In the event a health coalition does not exist, the organization also may represent an active Community Health Assessment/Improvement Plan work group. Either the coalition or a coalition member organization on behalf of the coalition may apply to be the fiduciary agent.
- Eligible organizations include, but are not limited to: community-based organization or non-profit organization, community foundation, chamber of commerce, hospital or hospital foundation, local health department, economic development or tourism, city or municipality, tribal entities.