The Worcester County Health Department (WCHD) is requesting mini-grant proposals from community-based organizations, work places, churches, or other interested organizations for youth teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention education: Promoting Health Among Teens-Comprehensive education (PHAT-C). To be eligible for up to $7,500 in grant funding, your program must be an organization which serves young people in Worcester County. Funded organizations will be expected to deliver the PHAT-C education program to a minimum of 12-15 Worcester County youth ages 12-19.
“We’re encouraging groups that work with youth in Worcester County to apply for PHAT-C grant funding to help us spread awareness about comprehensive sexual health education and teen pregnancy and STI prevention,” said Twila Fykes, Prevention Nursing Supervisor, Worcester County Health Department. “Grant-funded education could include learning activities like small- group discussions, videos, games, role-plays and homework assignments.”
Proposals are due in the Worcester County Health Department by 4:30 pm on September 11, 2020. Interested parties may call the Worcester County Health Department, Prevention Services Unit at 410-632-1100, extension 1103 to receive an application packet.
WCHD is also requesting proposals to address tobacco control and enforcement as a result of receiving Cigarette Restitution Funds through the State of Maryland. Community-based organizations, churches, private entities, non-profits, and workplaces are encouraged to apply. Projects can include public awareness, community outreach, education, recruitment and referral to tobacco cessation, advocacy, tobacco retailer education, promotion of tobacco cessation among pregnant women, and other health related activities. Tobacco control may address the reduction of smoking, prevention of smoking, or environmental change strategies which may include tobacco retailer education.
For more information or to request an application packet, contact Worcester County Health Department at 410-632-1100.