News Release Archive

Almost a year ago, Marge Keast and the staff at the Annapolis
East Elementary school decided they needed an after school
program for children. Today, thanks to a grant from the Community
Health Promotion Fund (CHPF), they have a program in place.

"The after school program works really well," said Ms. Keast,
Parents And Children Together (P.A.C.T.) facilitator for
Annapolis County. "Without the grant, we never would have been
able to start the program up. The Community Health Promotion Fund
provides a wonderful opportunity for community groups."

To celebrate the grassroots programs and projects made possible
with grants from the Community Health Promotion Fund, a fair is
being held at Berwick School on Saturday, April 5 from 10 a.m. to
1 p.m.

P.A.C.T. is just one of the groups in the Annapolis/Kings area
showcasing their programs and projects at the Community Health
Promotion Fund (CHPF) Fair. Information will be available to the
public about the various community programs and projects they can
become involved in, as well as information on obtaining a
Community Health Promotion Fund grant.

Through the Department of Health, CHPF provided 17 projects in
the Annapolis/Kings area with funds totalling almost $44,000 in

The deadline for application submissions for the CHPF is May 30,
1997. Guidelines and application forms for CHPF grants will be
made available at the fair for interested individuals and groups.

For more information on the fair.

Contact: Evelyn Abudulai  902-542-6310

For further information on grants for the Western Health Region.

Contact: Mike Trinacty    902-542-6310


trp                      Apr. 2, 1997 - 2:45 p.m.