Attention, changemakers: Get grant funding for your community-centered ideas

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Community empowerment comes in many forms: Repairs and maintenance to foster healthy homes in Appalachia. A neighborhood farm network in Philadelphia. Solar panels to support a fledgling emergency first response center at a school in Puerto Rico.

These are the types of innovative projects that the American Heart Association wants to hear more about. The application period ends soon for the AHA's EmPOWERED to Serve™ Business Accelerator, a grant and intensive training program that boosts diverse groups of local entrepreneurs, startups and nonprofits in under-resourced communities.

Candidates in the program are working to expand access to care, improve long-term health or otherwise address health disparities locally. Projects focus on areas of need such as food access, employment, affordable housing and more.

Join us Wednesday to learn more about the EmPOWERED to Serve National Business Accelerator in an online information session at noon CDT. Get details about how to apply to the program and be ready to ask questions during a Q&A session. Registration is required. After registering, you'll receive a confirmation email with information about joining the webinar.

Another information session will be held on July 6. The application period for the 2021 national Business Accelerator cycle ends July 16, and candidates will be announced Aug. 6.

Read about last year's EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator candidates.