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Community Advocacy Organization

Ingham Health Equity Council Seeks Next Round of Mini-Grant Applicants

Mini Grant Recipiants

LANSING, Mich. –Ingham County Health Department, Capital Area Health Alliance, and Ingham Health Equity Council (HEC) are inviting local individuals, groups, and organizations to apply for mini-grants to address COVID-19-related inequities and risk factors among Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities within Ingham County. This is the second year the HEC has offered mini-grants to address these inequities.

The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted racial and ethnic minorities throughout Ingham County. These impacts are still seen in our community today. The HEC is continuing to support addressing health inequities through mini-grants to local individuals and organizations that provide services in Ingham County. The funds may be spent on reducing COVID-19-related inequities and risk factors for BIPOC communities.

“Communities of color, which were already disadvantaged and already experiencing health inequities, have especially been adversely impacted. These mini-grants, and the sustained work of the Council itself, are important steps our community is taking to address these areas,” said Nike Shoyinka, Ingham County Medical Health Officer. “ICHD and CAHA enjoy working with the Health Equity Councilmembers in the continuation of this community-driven approach to addressing inequities.”

The Council will fund approximately 10 mini-grants, ranging from $6,000 to $16,000. Grants will expand capacity and services to address disparities among high-risk and underserved populations. Grant recipients will implement their proposed objectives beginning in November 2023 and ending May 31, 2024.

To apply for a mini-grant or to learn more, visit or email The deadline to apply is Wednesday, October 18, 2023.

Grant funding is being provided by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Office of Equity and Minority Health in partnership with the Michigan Public Health Institute.


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