California Breathing has been providing grants to community based organizations and local health departments to support projects aimed at reducing disparities in asthma since 2004. In 2008, we increased the size of our awards and renamed the program, Strategic Plan Implementation Grants (SPIG). SPIG awardees implement specific strategies outlined in the Strategic Plan for Asthma in California, maintaining a focus on reducing disparities. Grantees serve communities with high asthma prevalence, high hospital and emergency department visit rates, and those burdened with poor environmental conditions that exacerbate or cause asthma.
SPIG awards are usually for two-year long projects. For the current grant cycle (2012-14), we funded 3 programs that have provided successful interventions in their communities and are ready to share their resources and experience with other communities around California.
If you are interested in learning more about the resources developed by SPIG partners, please contact Bindi Gandhi, .