KERN COUNTY, Calif. (KERO) — Kern Health Systems announced Tuesday it's awarding more than $400,000 to school wellness programs and community-based programs.
The money will go toward funding seven new school wellness programs and 72 community grant programs throughout Kern County during the 2022-23 calendar year.
The schools receiving funding for wellness programs are:
- Alicante Elementary School - Lamont
- Fred L. Thompson Junior High School - Bakersfield
- Harvest Elementary School - Delano
- Horizon Elementary School - Bakersfield
- Kernville Elementary School - Lake Isabella
- Louise Sandrini Elementary School - Bakersfield
- Woodrow Wallace Middle School - Lake Isabella
Some of the programs receiving community-based grants include Alzheimer’s Disease Association of Kern County; Bakersfield Senior Center; Bartz-Altadonna Community Health Center; Community Action Partnership of Kern's Oasis Family Resource Center; No Sister Left Behind; and Riverstone Wellness.