$150,000 available in Health Plan of San Joaquin Grants

French Camp, CA — July 20, 2010, the Health Plan of San Joaquin (HPSJ) will award up to $150,000.00 in grants to San Joaquin County nonprofit organizations through its Community Wellness Funding Program.

Multiple grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded in support of projects targeting the following issues: access to health care, ethnic and cultural disparities in health, or child fitness and nutrition.

Agencies may initiate the application process through a brief letter of intent due no later than 4:00 p.m. on August 12, 2010, at the HPSJ.  The program guidelines and letter of intent form are available upon request from Health Plan of San Joaquin by contacting Luisa Smith at or (209) 461-2312.

Since 2007, the Community Wellness Fund was established and agencies such as, the Boys & Girls Club of Manteca – “Healthy Habits – Triple Play”; Hilliard Chapel AME Zion Church – “Mommy & Me Program”; The Salvation Army of Lodi – “Preventive Health Care Program”; St. Mary’s Interfaith Community Services – “Dental Outreach Program for Homeless Children and Families”; and the Tracy Free Clinic – “Free Health Care Access Project” have provided services to the community.

For more information about the Community Wellness Funding Program and/or to request application materials for the August 12 due date, please contact Jeff Slater, Grants Manager at or call 209.461.2213.

The HPSJ, is a not-for-profit health plan by San Joaquin County since 1994.  Initially HPSJ offered managed health care services to San Joaquin County Medi-Cal recipients; today the agency is among the leading Medi-Cal managed care providers in San Joaquin County , serving over 70,000 members through its Medi-Cal program.

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