(Affiliate Capacity Building Initiative Grant)
In October 2007, South Carolina was among 31 affiliated state and regional public health associations to receive a grant award from the American Public Health Association (APHA) to build capacity and strengthen the infrastructure of their associations. The grants, totaling more than $2 million, were part of a $5.9 million grant that APHA received from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in 2006. The Kellogg Foundation grant allowed APHA to implement the APHA Affiliate Capacity-Building Initiative, also known as the Kellogg Grant. This initiative aims to build the capacity of the nation’s 53 state and regional public health associations (APHA Affiliates), build a stronger grassroots policy network, and improve the nation’s ability to respond to new and emerging public health threats. The grant structure allows affiliate states to develop objectives and activities based on local need under five (5) goal areas: One nationally focused goal (APHA Get Ready Campaign) and four state focused goals (Organizational Development, Leadership Development, Program Development and Community Engagement).
SCPHA received a total grant award of $85,724.00 to support grant-driven activities that will be implemented between October 1, 2007 and February 28, 2011 to: (1) Enhance constituent relationships; (2) Increase revenue and seek sustainable funding; (3) Broaden our membership base; (4) Build leadership participation and skills; and (5) Improve overall operations and communications.