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The South Carolina Office of Rural Health (SCORH) is a non-profit organization with a mission to close the gap in health status and life expectancy between rural and urban communities in the Palmetto State. SCORH has been promoting investment, opportunity and health within rural communities since 1991.

Funding opportunities

Building Resilient Inclusive Communities (BRIC) mini-grants

The Building Resilient Inclusive Communities (BRIC) Program is an initiative of the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) to support 20 state health departments and partner organizations to work with local communities on promoting healthy eating through improved nutrition security, improving safe access to physical activity, and reducing isolation and loneliness.
The SC Department of Health and Environmental Control is partnering with the SC Office of Rural Health and other state-level organizations to provide funding and technical assistance to organizations in the priority counties (Dillon, Lee, Marlboro, and Williamsburg) for projects that improve safe access to physical activity and improve social connectedness within these communities.
Here are some helpful resources for interested applicants:

Please download and fill out these documents and submit them with your application:

  1. Current Projects Partner Template
  2. Line-item budget template

Teaming Up For Health Outcomes

The SC Office of Rural Health and Wholespire (formerly Eat Smart, Move More SC) are teaming up to award mini-grants to healthy eating and active living projects that support policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) changes. Grantees will receive technical assistance to help complete projects and to connect with other existing local community health initiatives. Mini-grants up to $5,000 will be awarded each year, from 2021 through 2024, with an application deadline each July.

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