How to apply for a Strengthening the Safety Net grant
Who is this for?
If you’re a clinic in Michigan that provides free health care to uninsured and underinsured residents, this information tells you how to apply for a Strengthening the Safety Net grant.
Affordable health care and healthy communities go hand-in-hand. That’s why Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan believes in giving a hand to free health clinics in Michigan. Our Strengthening the Safety Net grants help them reach low-income residents who might otherwise go without health care.
If your clinic serves the uninsured and underinsured and you’d like to apply for a grant, here’s what you need to do.
About the grants
The main funds available to clinics are noncompetitive grants of at least $15,000. These grants can pay for clinic operations, clinical supplies, volunteer coordination, to increase clinic hours and more. We give these grants out as applications come in until available funding is gone.
If there is money left over after all noncompetitive grants have been awarded, we may provide a very limited number of competitive grants of up to $50,000. Clinics have to meet additional criteria, and present a proposal for a creative approach to expanding:
- The number of patients served
- The number of services provided
- Or, the types of services provided
How to apply
The 2012 grant application process is now closed. When we start accepting applications for the 2013 grants, we will post the process here. Please continue to check back. Feel free to email us with your questions.
If you receive a grant, you’ll need to submit a status report: