The Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas is accepting applications for grants to implement health improvement programs in Arkansas.

Any 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, public charity, public school, church, government agency, or non-profit hospital in Arkansas is eligible to apply. Grants are not made to individuals.

Funds must be used in an effort that produces some positive health outcome for Arkansans. The grant may be used for general operational or specific program support, for an existing or new program, according to a news release.

Regular grants of $5,000 to $150,000 have an application deadline of July 16 and will be awarded in November to fund health improvement programs during 2019.

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield established the Blue & You Foundation in 2001 as a charitable foundation to promote better health in Arkansas. The foundation awards approximately $2.5 million in grants annually to non-profit or governmental organizations and programs that positively affect the health of Arkansans, according to the release.

The foundation is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and serves the state of Arkansas. The foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization.

For details about the grants and the online application submission process, visit