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8 Grants Awarded for Fall 2022

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The BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation awarded 8 grants in the fall of 2022 to organizations working to improve the health of South Carolina’s economically vulnerable citizens. Newly awarded projects primarily address priority health issues of mental and oral health:

Columbia International University
This grant will establish a PhD program in counselor education and supervision to address the shortage of counseling faculty that has limited the number of master’s-prepared clinical mental health counselors who can be educated and licensed in South Carolina. (3 years)

Communities In Schools of South Carolina
Berkeley, Charleston, Fairfield, Greenville and Richland counties
This grant will provide early intervention, evidence based wraparound services focused on improving social and emotional learning at 10 Title 1 elementary schools. (3 years)

Epworth Children's Home
Anderson, Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester, Greenville, Oconee and Pickens counties
This grant will improve mental health with children, youth and adults through expanding specialized therapeutic services into the Upstate and Lowcountry regions of the state. (4 years)

Fetter Health Care Network
Charleston and Colleton counties
This grant will implement and establish school-based dental health services that meets the treatment needs of children in Charleston and Colleton counties. (2 years)

Greenville Tech Foundation
Anderson, Greenville, Laurens and Pickens counties
This grant will purchase oral health equipment for the dental clinic at Greenville Technical college that serves as a community clinic for more than 600 patients a year. (1 year)

Health Care Partners of South Carolina, Inc
Florence County
This grant will implement and establish school-based dental health services that meets the treatment needs of children in Florence County through the School-Based Oral Health Initiative. (2 years)

SC Department of Social Services
Greenville County
This grant will pilot the evidence-based, Iowa Parent Peer Mentor Program, in South Carolina. (2 years)

Trident Technical College Foundation
Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester Counties
This grant will supply necessary training equipment to increase the capacity of Trident Technical College dental assistant and dental hygienist class sizes and serve patients served at the Trident Technical College community dental clinic. (1.5 years)