$40,000 in grants awarded to area agencies for children’s health care programs in 2012

By Daily News • Last Updated 1:14 pm on Monday, October 31, 2011

GREENVILLE — The Greenville Area Community Foundation (GACF) Board awarded its sixth round of grants from the Meijer Children’s Health Care Fund in October. Three area organizations received a total of $40,000 for projects and equipment that will provide impoverished Montcalm County children much needed health care services.
Awards were given to the following:
• $17,037 to Spectrum Health Kelsey Hospital to fund additional equipment and staff training for the Lakeview Youth Clinic (LYC) — a school-linked alternative clinical adolescent health center.
• $14,815 to Mid-Michigan District Health Department. The grant will pay for a school-based dental sealant program for 2nd and 6th graders in the seven Montcalm County-area school districts.
• $8,148 to United Lifestyles in Greenville for the Car Seat Safety program. Funds will provide safety seats and car seat education for underserved families in Montcalm County.
The next opportunity to apply for a grant is the Greenville Youth Advisory Council (GYAC) Grant Cycle which deadlines Nov. 14. This cycle is for all area non-profit, tax exempt organizations with programs or projects that fall within the identified needs of area youth. This includes but is not limited to substance abuse, poverty issues, family issues/parent communication, high school drop out rate and teenage pregnancy. Call Amy O’Brien, Program Administrator at the GACF at (616) 754-2640 for more information or go to www.gacfmi.org for an application.

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