Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware is pleased to share its second quarter BluePrints for the Community grantees, which will collectively receive more than $1.2 million funding. BluePrints for the Community has now committed over $3 million 2022. “We are consistently impressed each quarter with the grant proposals we receive. To all our nonprofit and community partners, we express our gratitude for the work you are doing to improve the health of Delaware,” said Rita Landgraf, chair of the Blueprints for the Community Advisory Council. United Way of Delaware will receive funding to support its health equity project aimed at collecting, analyzing and leveraging data to better identify needs and solutions. Partners for Justice was awarded a grant for non-attorney client advocates who provide wrap around support for justice-involved individuals needing health and social services assistance. Additionally, The Springboard Collaborative was approved funding to support the Georgetown Pallet Shelter Village initiative to help address homelessness in that area. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware is also pleased to partner with Gaudenzia in bringing a first of its kind facility to Delaware. Their substance use disorder (SUD) treatment center for pregnant and parenting women and their children will be in Claymont. “Our community-based partners continue to enhance or design solutions that our state needs in addressing the myriad of health challenges that Delawareans experience,” said Nick Moriello, President of Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware. “We look forward to improving health for as many people as possible thanks to their leadership and commitment.” BluePrints for the Community supports project and programs throughout Delaware that improve health outcomes. Applications for grants are accepted on a quarterly basis at www.delcf.org/grants. All Delaware 501c3 organizations are eligible to submit proposals that address social determinants of health, increase access to health care for the uninsured/underserved, reduce health disparities in minority communities, support early childhood health, or recruit/train health care professionals.