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U of Iowa Public Health BLN Grants to Fueling the Future

The College of Public Health and its Business Leadership Network (BLN) recently announced that five Iowa community organizations will be recipients of grant funding through the BLN’s Community Grant Program. See below for details about the projects funded in 2020 that will run from March 1 – December 31, 2020.

The organizations received grant awards of up to $3,000 to support public health-related initiatives and projects in their communities. Funding for the BLN Community Grant Program is provided by the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation. The grant program also requires recipients to secure an equal cash match from other community organizations or businesses.

Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine,Muscatine

TheFueling the Futureproject will assist children suffering from food insecurity by engaging their adult caregivers in a six-week intensive “earn while you learn” upskill training. This cross-collaborative initiative will provide stabilization of family issues, education for the custodial adults, long-term advancement of skilled workers in the community, and a stronger next-generation Iowa workforce.

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