For Immediate Release

Contact:  Jennifer Schwartzenberg, Director of Community Outreach & Development, The Outer Banks Hospital, (252) 449-5933 jennifer.schwartzenberg@theobh.com 
Date:  January 29, 2019

Community Benefit Grants Program
Letters of Interest Due Friday, February 15

The Outer Banks Hospital Development Council is accepting letters of interest for the Community Benefit Grants Program for projects that increase access to healthcare in the following areas: 
•    Healthy Living/Chronic Disease Prevention & Management
•    Access to Care/Social Determinants of Health
•    Older Adults, specifically focused on Dementia and Alzheimer’s
•    Substance Abuse/Mental Health

Letters of interest are due on or before Friday, February 15, 2019 at 5:00pm through electronic submission. To submit a letter of interest on behalf of your organization, visit www.vidanthealth.com/communitybenefit. Only letters submitted through this online process will be accepted. Please be sure that you are linking to The Outer Banks Hospital’s grant program when you submit your letter of interest.

Grants will be awarded as part of the 2019-2020 Community Benefit Grants Program. The grant cycle is July 1, 2019–June 30, 2020. Funding is available for government entities or nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) status in Dare County, in Currituck County and on Ocracoke Island. In 2018, $125,000 was awarded to eight area nonprofits and agencies.

For additional information, please contact Jennifer Schwartzenberg at jennifer.schwartzenberg@theobh.com or 252.449.5933.