Funding Opportunity


--Please Note: This funding opportunity is for invited applicants--


The Blue Cross NC Foundation, in partnership with the Building Integrated Communities (BIC) technical assistance team at the Institute for the Study of the Americas at UNC-Chapel Hill, is offering funding support to current BIC communities to accelerate implementation of plans that were created through the Building Integrated Communities planning process. BIC is a planning and leadership initiative that partners with North Carolina local governments to create inclusive and welcoming practices and policies for immigrants from Latin America and other underrepresented world regions.

Available Funding

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to accelerate the action plans that will support the expansion of more inclusive practices by local governments to engage immigrants, Latinos and historically underrepresented communities to inform decision making and develop health equity priorities and strategies. Immigrants and historically underrepresented communities are often marginalized or encounter barriers – including language and information access, restrictive policies, and discrimination – to health promoting programs and services. This in turn impacts economic stability, health care access, educational outcomes, and social cohesion – contributing to significant health disparities.

Each community is eligible for up to $125,000 each year over three years. Grant amounts can be split among up to two organizations as determined by the BIC community partnership.


This funding opportunity is exclusively for local governments and/or community-based organizations in the five municipalities that partnered with BIC before 2021, to support implementation of recommendations and action plans over the next three years.  Eligible organizations are already participating in BIC in the following communities:

  • Washington (Beaufort County)
  • Siler City and Chatham County
  • Chapel Hill (Orange County)
  • Sanford (Lee County)
  • Winston-Salem (Forsyth County)

 Types of Eligible Organizations:

  • A community-based nonprofit organization that is exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • A government entity.


Deadline or Activity Date(s)
UNC BIC staff providing consultations
on developing proposals
April - June 2022
Funding opportunity opens May 17, 2022
Proposals via web portal submissions due June 15, 2022
Decision notifications By June 30, 2022


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