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BRG Community Enhancement Award Applications Accepted Through February 8

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BATON ROUGE, LA. -- Baton Rouge General (BRG) is accepting pre-qualification applications for its 2019 Community Enhancement Award (CEA) through February 8. BRG will invest $50,000 into the winning organization’s program each year, for up to three years.

Organizations will be notified of their pre-qualification status by March 1 via e-mail. Those that successfully meet pre-qualification standards will then be invited to submit a formal proposal.

The Community Enhancement Award is intended for non-profit organizations seeking financial support to implement transformative, sustainable projects that benefit Baton Rouge area residents in one of the following areas: social determinants of health, quality of place or population health. The CEA is a new program launched by BRG last year as a way to focus its sponsorship efforts in the community.

The Way to Work program (TWTW) through HOPE Ministries was the 2018 recipient of the award, selected for its work educating both employers and potential and existing employees on the relationship between life skills, job retention and advancement. BRG’s investment will allow TWTW to expand its capacity, adding a new coach and increasing available training space. Construction is wrapping up on HOPE Ministries new Technology Center.

More details, including the online application and a timeline of the process, are available here.

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Baton Rouge General Medical Center is the area’s first community hospital with 588 licensed beds between two campuses. Baton Rouge General opened its doors in 1900, and has provided the Greater Baton Rouge community with high-quality healthcare for generations. An accredited teaching hospital since 1991, Baton Rouge General serves as an affiliate of Tulane University School of Medicine, and offers other medical education programs, including a School of Nursing, School of Radiologic Technology, Family Medicine Residency Program, Internal Medicine Residency Program, and Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. For more information, visit, find us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter at @BRGeneral.