The Health Endowment Fund Board approved thirty-three projects on Wednesday to share $13.77 million in grants.
The funds were split into two categories: Healthy Aging, and Special Projects and Emerging Ideas. The Health Aging grants were tailored for more specific and local services whereas Special Projects and Emerging Ideas received more and larger grants. The Area Agency on Aging 1-B received the largest grant in the Health Aging category with $499,913 going towards expansion of existing programs and development of new ones.
Among all thirty-three grants, only seven received the $500,000 maximum. Among those included are the Community Foundation of Greater Flint for the Flint Child Health and Development Fund. Additionally, three of the maximum grants were awarded to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) for an infant mental health home visiting project, an integrated service delivery portal, and the Michigan Infant Safe Sleep Program. DHHS also received $400,000 for secondary trauma assessment and training.