So many times you will read that there are no grants for for-profit businesses but here is yet another example of a "free money grant program for for-profit businesses!
Here is a new grant program that will be starting later next year!
Over $200 Million Dollars has been allocated for this new grant program!
What is this new grant program? Well I have said many times before that grant programs are created to bring awareness to a particular subject and this is a very good example of exactly that!
In order to bring awareness to living a more healthier lifestyle this particular grant program will provide cash grants to small businesses that provide some sort of wellness and / or prevention programs for their employees! These kinds of programs can include:
- smoking cessation
- physical fitness
- stress management
Companies with fewer than 100 employees qualify for the grants, which will be administered by the government, but only new wellness initiatives -- those launched after March 23, 2010, the date the heath reform bill was enacted -- are eligible.