Libraries and Health Innovations Mini Grant Program

The Center for Rural and Primary and Primary Healthcare, in collaboration with the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC), is offering Libraries and Health Community Health Engagement Mini-Grants that focus on community-driven health engagement strategies via a public library.  Libraries and community groups are encouraged to submit proposals that promote healthy communities.

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Award Information

This one-time funding announcement will fund at least four cooperative agreements in amounts up to $5,000 to be expended by March 31, 2023. Awards are expected to be made to systems in each of the four DHEC Health Regions.

What We Fund

We welcome partnerships that involve a diverse array of agencies working together to improve community health. Categories of allowable funding include, but are not limited to:

  • StoryWalks®, Little Food Pantries, Health Information Kiosks, changes to meeting rooms to support telehealth access, and other installations or materials that promote health and/or connections to health care
  • Programs to increase the health and digital literacy among community members so that they may be able to understand and use health information and make informed health decisions
  • Health education and/or programming on various health topics to include, but not limited to, healthy food access, chronic disease prevention, behavioral and mental health services, healthcare access resources, etc
  • Initiatives that address COVID-19 health disparities among population at higher risk and that are underserved


What We Do Not Fund

  • Capital funds or funds for facilities or equipment
  • Salaries for personnel not directly involved with the project

Important Dates

July 15, 2022

Online application is available via Submittable or

August 31, 2022

Online application due by 5:00 p.m.

Mid-September 2022

Notice of Award

October 1, 2022 - March 31, 2023

Project period

April 30, 2023

Invoice and Project Report Due