KS Health Foundation to fund up to $2M for clean drinking water grants

The Kansas Health Foundation recently announced that it is now accepting requests for proposals to fund organizations that will improve health outcomes by improving Kansans' access to clean, safe drinking water.

Aug 3rd, 2015

WICHITA, KS, Aug. 3, 2015 -- The Kansas Health Foundation (KHF) recently announced that it is now accepting requests for proposals to fund organizations that will enhance health outcomes by improving Kansans' access to clean, safe drinking water.

With the "Improving Public Health through Access to and Consumption of Water Initiative," KHF anticipates awarding up to $2 million.

"Water is essential to life and a healthy, prosperous Kansas," said Jeff Willett, KHF vice president for Programs and Advocacy. "These grants will help organizations improve public health by making clean drinking water readily available to more Kansans."

KHF anticipates funding a range of communication, advocacy, evaluation, and planning efforts that increase access to and consumption of clean drinking water in Kansas. Potential funding opportunities include:

  • Advocacy for water policies that improve public health and address inequities
  • Efforts that improve access to clean drinking water where Kansans work, live, learn, and play
  • Data collection and research on public health impacts related to the access, promotion and consumption of water
  • Local, regional and state water planning efforts that include public health as an outcome
  • Communications and/or education campaigns that promote drinking water

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