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The Community Health Endowment of Lincoln (CHE) has announced the last five events in the year-long Health 20/20 series celebrating its 20th anniversary. All events are free, and open to the public. The events include a week-long kindness initiative, a Downtown Wellness Tour, and several Pop-Up Story Times, among others. For more information, download a news release by clicking on the title of this article or visit the events section of the CHE Facebook page, facebook.com/chelincoln/events.

Applicant Workshops for CHE's Fall 2019 Grant Cycle will take place on Tuesday, April 9, at 10 a.m. and Wednesday, April 10, at 12 noon. Attendees are welcome to bring their own lunch to the Wednesday workshop. CHE staff will share information on CHE's funding priorities and preferences, where to find data to support an application, and tips for completing a successful Stage I application. We've revised the workshop format so you can start with your idea and develop it into an outline for a grant application.

Both workshops cover the same content and will be held at CHE, 250 North 21st St, Suite 2. Registration is requested and available online here: https://che-lincoln.eventbrite.com. Free parking is available in the parking lot north of the building at 21st and Q Streets or along 21st Street between O and P Streets south of the building. Please leave the parking spaces in front of the building open for the patrons of The Hub Café. Stage I Applications for the Fall 2019 Grant Cycle are due to CHE by noon on Friday, June 7, 2019.

Please note changes to the 2019 Funding Calendar. Invitations to submit a Stage II application will be extended on Monday, March 11, 2019. A short workshop for only those applicants invited to submit a Stage II application will be held the week of March 18. The date and time of the workshop will be included in the notice of invitation. Stage I applications are due Friday, January 11, 2019 at 12 noon. Click on the title of this article to download a copy of the revised timeline.

Grants awarded recently by the Community Health Endowment (CHE) will fund programs for young children, seniors, parents, refugees and immigrants, people experiencing mental illness, and people who depend on Lincoln’s health care safety net. The CHE Board of Trustees approved grants totaling $621,577 for year one and $1,006,253 over three years. All grants listed began on January 1, 2019. Click the title of this article to download more information about these grants.

CHE's Applicant Workshops for the Spring 2019 Grant Cycle will take place on Wednesday, October 17, at 9:30 a.m. and Thursday, October 18, at 1:30 p.m. These workshops focus on the Stage I application. Both workshops cover the same content and will be held at CHE, 250 North 21st Street, Suite 2 (upstairs). Both workshops cover the same content and will be held at CHE, 250 North 21st Street. Click on the article title to register for either workshop.

Continuing the celebration of its 20th anniversary, CHE announced the funding of more than $1.5 million for two "Legacy Projects." Click on the article title to download the news release.

Grants awarded recently by the Community Health Endowment (CHE) will help fight childhood obesity, improve access to dental care, and expand our community’s capacity to care for victims of child abuse and neglect and people with mental illness. The CHE Board of Trustees approved grants totaling $549,406 for year one and $1,025,261 over three years. All grants listed begin on July 1, 2018. Click on the title of the article to download a list of grants.

Nearly 10,000 Lincoln children live in poverty. A 2016 Nebraska legislature report on intergenerational poverty said, “The simple fact is if you want to make tomorrow better for children, you have to make today better for parents and children.” This Community Conversation featured Janae Bradford, MBA, PMP, Assistant Director of Family Advancement, CAP Tulsa. In 2009, CAP Tulsa started building workforce development for parents into their early childhood education programs with impressive results for families.

Former State Senator Kathy Campbell, who co-chaired the Nebraska Legislature's Intergenerational Poverty Task Force in 2015-2016, and Bryan Seck, MPA, Employment Skills Developer for Prosper Lincoln, joined Ms. Bradford for a panel discussion following her presentation. Video of the conversation and materials from the presentations is available by clicking on the title of this article.

The Applicant Information handout and PowerPoint presentation from CHE's Applicant Workshops held on April 10 and 11 are now available for download. Find the handout here, bit.ly/2K1oULN or by clicking on the title of this article, and the PowerPoint here, bit.ly/2qHINPg. If you have questions about applying for a grant from CHE, contact us at (402) 436-5516 or email Marcia White, marcia.white@chelincoln.org.

Video of CHE's recent Community Conversation on Stop the Bleed, a technique to help bystanders act in a bleeding emergency, is available on YouTube, https://youtu.be/2HDmKlPLmcg, on the City of Lincoln website, http://bit.ly/2qqJdtV, and is airing on LNKTV Health. Check the LNKTV Health website for air times.

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