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Worcester Health requests community proposals for mini-grant projects

The Worcester County Health Department (WCHD) is requesting mini-grant proposals from community-based organizations, work places, churches, or other interested organizations for youth teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention education: Promoting Health Among Teens-Comprehensive education (PHAT-C). To be eligible for up to $7,500 in grant funding, your program must be an organization which serves young people in Worcester County. Funded organizations will be expected to deliver the PHAT-C education program to a minimum of 12-15 Worcester County youth ages 12-19.

“We’re encouraging groups that work with youth in Worcester County to apply for PHAT-C grant funding to help us spread awareness about comprehensive sexual health education and teen pregnancy and STI prevention,” said Twila Fykes, Prevention Nursing Supervisor, Worcester County Health Department. “Grant-funded education could include learning activities like small- group discussions, videos, games, role-plays and homework assignments.”

Proposals are due in the Worcester County Health Department by 4:30 pm on September 11, 2020. Interested parties may call the Worcester County Health Department, Prevention Services Unit at 410-632-1100, extension 1103 to receive an application packet.

WCHD is also requesting proposals to address tobacco control and enforcement as a result of receiving Cigarette Restitution Funds through the State of Maryland. Community-based organizations, churches, private entities, non-profits, and workplaces are encouraged to apply. Projects can include public awareness, community outreach, education, recruitment and referral to tobacco cessation, advocacy, tobacco retailer education, promotion of tobacco cessation among pregnant women, and other health related activities. Tobacco control may address the reduction of smoking, prevention of smoking, or environmental change strategies which may include tobacco retailer education.

A virtual mini-grant orientation session will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, August 28, at the Worcester County Health Department, 6040 Public Landing Road, Snow Hill, MD. If you plan to attend this orientation session please email Crystal Bell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Applications must be returned to the health department by September 11 no later than 4:30 p.m. A review team of local citizens will evaluate the applications and awards will be made after October 23 ranging from $1,000-$2,000. 

For more information or to request an application packet, contact Worcester County Health Department at 410-632-1100.