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Nation is visiting our 100 counties with BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina on the Extra Miles Tour. Travel along with them! Here are the visits to Cumberland, Edgecombe, Harnett, and Nash.

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation is announcing a funding opportunity to support regional and state-level intermediaries to work with local stakeholders across North Carolina to support community-identified priorities for American Rescue Plan Act funding.

Two-year grants of $300,000 (up to $150,000 per organization per year) will support up to five regional and state-level organizations (“intermediaries”) to work with local stakeholders to support community-identified ARPA priorities at the county and municipal level to promote health equity and system-level change. Of this funding, up to $100,000 a year is available to support technical assistance provided by the grantee/intermediary, and $50,000 a year is available to support mini-grants to their community-based organization partners. Here is is more information.

The NC First in FAFSA 2022 Innovation Award goes to the public high school in each category that implemented an innovative strategy to dramatically increase the school’s FAFSA completion rate this academic year.

To win a $500 award for most innovative FAFSA completion strategy, each school must complete the submission form (Google) by April 30, 2022 5pm ET. Winners will be announced in Summer 2022. Submit your strategy today!

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Mebane Rash

Mebane Rash is the CEO and editor-in-chief of EducationNC.

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