The Grants for Blocks Program will provide up to $500 in materials/supplies to groups of residents or youth from South Kern to complete projects that will improve our community.

What is Building Healthy Communities – South Kern?

Building Healthy Communities – South Kern is an effort to positively change the health of our communities through a shared vision, goals, and Action Plan. Residents, youth, businesses, and organizations in Arvin, Lamont, Weedpatch and the unincorporated areas of Greenfield are working together to make our communities healthier, and to create a brighter future for our children.

Who can apply for Grants to Build Healthy Communities?

Applications can be made by any group of residents, youth, or community partners such as parent groups, groups of neighbors, youth or student groups, or others. Groups should be from the communities of Arvin, Lamont, Weedpatch, or the unincorporated areas of Greenfield.

What can funds be used for?

Funds can be used for any project that would benefit the communities of Arvin, Lamont, Weedpatch, and the unincorporated areas of Greenfield. Funds can only be used for materials or supplies and not to pay for services or the time it takes to complete the projects. Projects must be completed by October 31, 2014.

What factors will be used to decide which projects are funded?

Projects will be scored based on showing that they:

  • Are addressing a significant need in the communities of South Kern;
  • Meets this need by making real and lasting improvements in our communities;
  • Are led by residents or youth from South Kern;
  • Bring different people and groups together, especially new groups or residents;
  • Use the $500 available for reasonable project expenses;
  • Bring additional resources beyond the $500 grant amount, such as additional funds or volunteer time;
  • Will help make our communities healthier places to live, work, and play;
  • Are innovative or unique;
  • Support BHC-SK priorities (Education, Environment, Health, Recreation, and Economic Development).

How do I apply for funding?

  • Fill out and submit the application attached. If you need assistance completing the application staff are available to help, contact Angelica Munoz at 661-845-2724 for assistance.
  • Workshops will also be held to assist you in completing the application. To find out when a workshop near you will be held, visit our website, www.healthysouthkern.org, or call 845-2724.
  • Submit the application by 2:00pm on Monday, May 5th to 7839 Burgundy Avenue in Lamont. No late applications will be accepted.
  • We expect that there will be about 20 projects funded. Groups will be notified by the end of May if their application will be considered for funding.

For more details about the grant or application process, or for any other questions, please contact Angelica Munoz, BHC-SK Hub Coordinator at the Lamont/Weedpatch Family Resource Center, 661-845-2724, 7839 Burgundy Avenue, Lamont.

Click her for application Grants for Blocks Application Application 2014  Grants for Blocks Application Application 2014-Spanish

All applications due Monday, May 5th by 2:00

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