One of the primary ways California Breathing addresses asthma disparities is through the awarding of grants to community-based organizations around the State. The program has awarded thirty-four grants from the 2004 - 2007 with grants ranging from $1,000 to $15,000 per year. Funded programs have focused on providing asthma education and awareness interventions in underserved populations. They represent the geographical and racial diversity of the state of
Strategic Plan Implementation Grants (SPIG)
In 2008, California Breathing launched the "Strategic Plan Implementation Grants Program" (SPIG) based on feedback from past mini-grant partners; SPIG provides more funding and a longer funding cycle than the mini-grant program. These grants are directly related to specific goals and objectives in the Strategic Plan for Asthma in California 2008-2012. The 2010-2012 grantees are focused on Goal 4B (Indoor Environments: Childcare Settings) or Goal 5 (Outdoor Environments).
The 2010-2010 SPIG program is funding four community based organizations at $40,000 two a two year funding cycle. This cycle of SPIG is funding asthma interventions in Head Start classrooms, and policy work to improve air quality in outdoor environments.
2010-2012 SPIG Grantees
Outdoor Air Grantees
- Environmental Health Coalition will recruit and train
's Barrio Logan community residents on the health effects of community planning and engage them in their local community planning process. San Diego
- American Lung Association of California will recruit and train health care professionals on the health effects of outdoor air pollution and engage them in
's Community Risk Reduction Program. San Jose
Child Care Grantees
- ChildStart Inc will assess and remediate Head Start classrooms in
Sonomaand counties for asthma triggers and provide asthma education for classroom teachers. Napa
- Shasta Head Start will perform annual inspections of their Head Start classrooms, remove asthma triggers, and provide asthma education to classroom teachers and parents of children with asthma.