The BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Foundation will be accepting project proposals for 2024 BlueCross Healthy Place grants through Thursday, Aug. 31.
BlueCross Healthy Places are designed to bring communities together and may include features such as playgrounds, walking paths, splash pads, fitness equipment, sports fields/courts and pavilions for community events. They must be free and open to the public.
Tennessee communities are invited to submit proposals for spaces that are tailored to the needs of their area.
“We’re proud of how the BlueCross Healthy Place program has grown over the last five years, and we’re looking forward to new community partnerships that create additional spaces for connection throughout Tennessee,” said Chelsea Johnson director of the BlueCross Foundation.
Governmental agencies and non-profit organizations can submit proposals on the foundation’s online portal.
To qualify for funding, applicants must:
• Be the legal titleholder of the property with full approval to execute the project and ensure site readiness
• Seek community input on project priorities before proposal submission
• Provide metes and bounds documentation and most recent land survey upon submission
To view full application criteria and guidelines, or to apply, visit BlueCrossHealthyPlaces.com.
There are 19 BlueCross Healthy Places completed statewide, with more on the way, including the BlueCross Healthy Place at Founders Park, being completed in partnership with the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis.
To date, the BlueCross Foundation has invested $51.2 million in projects across Tennessee. BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee is a taxpaying, not-for-profit health plan serving more than 3.4 million members in Tennessee and around the country. The Chattanooga-based company was founded in 1945 and has brought peace of mind to its members and local communities for more than 75 years.