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This page provides brief summaries of grants that are currently open that could fund Polar products and services. If you are ready to begin applying for grants today, use this page to learn about grant programs that are accepting applications right now (or that will be accepting applications very soon) to gain an understanding of some of your present time-sensitive funding options.

Please note the grants listed here do not represent an exhaustive list of funders currently accepting applications for grant programs that could fund Polar products and services. While most grant funders have specific time periods during which they will accept applications, some funders accept applications on an ongoing basis (without deadlines). Grants with applications accepted on an ongoing basis are not the focus of this page, so they will not typically be listed here. Please consult the reports on the "Grant Research Reports" page for information on grants accepted on an ongoing basis. Additionally, other opportunities that are good fits for your organization's individual needs and project plan may exist and be currently open beyond what is listed here, not all grants listed here will be applicable to your organization, and only the most basic information about each grant has been included here. You should read the information presented here carefully, and then visit the official grant program website and follow up directly with the funder for each grant you are interested in to ensure you are eligible and fully understand all rules and requirements for each grant you plan to pursue.

The Maximus Foundation (Virginia and Colorado)

What kinds of projects are funded?
The Maximus Foundation is committed to supporting organizations and programs that promote personal growth and self-sufficiency through improved health, augmented child and family development, and community development. The Foundation considers projects within three specific areas: Community Development, Health Care and Youth and Children Development (supporting programs designed to serve disadvantaged youth with special emphasis on hunger and nutritional services, school enrichment, education and literacy). We provide financial support for non-profit organizations and charities that share our commitment in helping disadvantaged populations and underserved communities.

Who can apply?
The Maximus Foundation provides grants to non-profits organizations and charities that share our commitment in helping disadvantaged populations and underserved communities within our service area. This includes the Reston, Virginia and Denver, Colorado areas within the United States. Organizations are only eligible to receive a grant once per year.

What is the award size?
Most grants are between $3,000 and $5,000 with some larger awards up to $25,000.

When is it due?
January 31 and August 31

Where can I find out more?
www.maximus.com/corporate-citizenship/maximus-foundation/grant-application

Cardinal Health Foundation (AR, IL, KY, NM, OH, TX, WI)

What kinds of projects are funded?
The foundation supports healthcare programs designed to improve efficiency, enhance quality and enable cost-effectiveness; increase awareness of prescription drug abuse; and build health communities. Specific programs have been identified: E3 Grants – Effectiveness, Efficiency and Excellence in Healthcare; Employee Matching Gifts; Employee-Related Scholarships; Essential to Wellness Grants; Prescription Drug Abuse and Misuse Prevention Grant Program; Team Building Grants; Team Fundraising Grants; Volunteer Leadership Grants. Essential to Wellness Grants focus on these two areas:

  • Promoting active, healthy lifestyles for children, families and the elderly
  • Encouraging health literacy, patient education and engagement

Who can apply?
Giving primarily in areas of company operations, with emphasis on Little Rock, AR, northern Chicago, Lake and McHenry County, IL, Radcliff, KY, Alburquerque, NM, central OH, LaVergne, TX, El Paso, TX, PR, Kenosha County, WI; giving also to national organizations and internationally in China, Dominican Republic and Mexico.

What is the award size?
Varies according to program.

When is it due?
January 17 (2015 and forward) for Essential to Wellness Grants

Where can I find out more?
www.cardinal.com

Cambia Health Foundation

What kinds of projects are funded?
The Opportunity Grants support projects with maximum potential to positively impact the community’s health in the areas of prevention and health care delivery. In the past, Prevention projects have been a focus of Opportunity Grants, projects that reduce the impact of factors that contribute to potential disease, injury or disability.

Who can apply?
Eligible applicants are existing 501(c)3 organizations, for-profit organizations (such as small businesses) whose work is consistent with GRHF’s mission, and public entities such as municipalities and school districts and are located in Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming and Yates Counties, with additional emphasis placed on Monroe County in New York State.

What is the award size?
$50,000-$200,000 per year (historically).

When is it due?
Deadline not yet released for 2015. Traditionally, these grants open in the summer and are due in September.

Where can I find out more?
www.thegrhf.org/contact/staff/

Cigna World of Difference Grants

What kinds of projects are funded?
The foundation seeks projects that impact the physical, mental, and emotional ability of an individual to fully engage with life at the highest level possible. Factors influencing that include access to direct medical services; prevention; health information and literacy; health education and research; and health-related technology. Applicants must focus on the particular needs of a specific demographic (for example, high incidence of colorectal cancer among African-American males). World of Difference projects should be specifically focused on overcoming barriers to health and well-being related to factors such as ethnicity, race, gender, age, education, economic status or place of residence and should demonstrate collaboration and partnership.

Who can apply?
All organizations requesting funding must be current 501(c)(3) public charities.

What is the award size?
Pilot grants in the target range of $50,000-$125,000 will be funded.

When is it due?
Applications are considered on a rolling basis throughout the year. However, programs applying for a grant after November 1 cannot expect to receive funding until the next calendar year.

Where can I find out more?
secure17.easymatch.com/cignagive/Applications/Agency/Default.aspx?skip=guideline&programid=2

The Colorado Health Foundation: Grants (CO)

What kinds of projects are funded?
The Colorado Health Foundation supports health projects focused on improving health and healthcare for Colorado residents within three priority community outcome areas: Healthy Living, Health Coverage, and Health Care. In the past, the Healthy Living priority area has support out-of-school-time physical activity, school programs, playgrounds, and other physical activity-focused efforts, as well as a range of healthy eating concepts. Watch for RFPs to surface on specific topics throughout each year. Currently, there is a specific RFP open for Out of School Time Physical Activity has a specific RFP open that is due June 15, 2015.

Who can apply?
501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, schools, government agencies in Colorado and serving Colorado residents.

What is the award size?
Previous award data shows awards range from $5,000-$8,000,000+ with 75% of awards at or below $400,000.

When is it due?
June 15, 2015.

Where can I find out more?
www.coloradohealth.org/grantmaking.aspx

Other notes
Out-of-School-Time Physical Activity grants are due June 15, 2015 and are expected to range from $30,000 to $300,000 depending on project scope. These grants are only open to organizations with existing out-of-school-time programs they wish to add physical activity to or expand physical activity time within. Low-income, high-obesity populations are prioritized. Please see the specific rules and requirements at http://www.coloradohealth.org/yellow.aspx?id=6803.

The Community Foundation for South Central New York Community Fund Grant (NY)

What kinds of projects are funded?
This grant program appears to support community needs in virtually all topic areas in the Foundation’s service area of Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego and/or Tioga counties in New York State, including support for Program, Capital expenses, Operating Support, and Capacity Building projects.

Who can apply?
Any 501(c)(3) whose project will significantly benefit residents in the Foundation's service area; certain local government agencies, municipalities and public school systems within the Foundation’s service area; and some other organizations with 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsors may apply

What is the award size?
$1,000-$15,000

When is it due?
March 2 and September 8, 2015.

Where can I find out more?
donorswhocare.org/grant-seekers/the-community-fund.html

The Erie Community Foundation (PA)

What kinds of projects are funded?
The Erie Community Foundation offers 2 types of grants to organizations in Erie, PA region in addition to Urgent Requests (“emergency” grants): Helping Today and Shaping Tomorrow grants. The Foundation supports a wide range of community needs, including but not limited projects within the health, education, and social service topic areas.
-Helping Today grants are awarded for: program expansion, current program enhancement, communication/marketing, technology, vehicle purchases, and “great ideas” (defined as “innovative projects that address unmet community needs”). Technology and vehicle purchases require multiple bids and a 50% cash match.
- Shaping Tomorrow grants are described as, “multi-year, evidenced-based, collaborative projects with a high probability of transformational and sustainable community change.” Shaping Tomorrow grants support projects that address issues cited by Erie Vital Signs community needs assessment data (http://www.erievitalsigns.org/). The Foundation has determined that while grants can be awarded in any Erie Vital Signs area, the Health, Education, and Economy areas are priorities. Erie Vital Signs Health data indicates overweight and obesity among Erie students in grades 7-12 are high, and that overweight and obesity among Erie adults is high with a negative trend.

Who can apply?
501c3 organizations located in Erie County, PA or who demonstrate service to a majority of the population of Erie County, PA may apply. It is unclear whether public schools are eligible to apply. Schools should contact the funder directly.

What is the award size?
Helping Today grants are for up to $30,000 for project periods of up to one year. Recent Shaping Tomorrow grants have ranged from $50,000 to $300,000.

When is it due?
Helping Today deadlines for 2015 are: February 2, May 7, August 14, and November 2. The Shaping Tomorrow application timeline for 2015 is: January 4—pre-application meetings begin; April 1—project concept summaries are due; June 11—RFP is released; September 1—applications due; September 25—grants awarded. Applicants for both programs must MEET with the Foundation staff prior to applying and should contact staff well in advance of the grant deadline to set up their meetings.

Where can I find out more?
www.eriecommunityfoundation.org/for-grant-seekers/grantmaking and www.eriecommunityfoundation.org/files/grant-history/2015-grant-guidelines.pdf

Fallon Health Community Benefits Program (MA)

What kinds of projects are funded?
The program promotes opportunities for at-risk youth (ages 12-21) such as those that improve access to good nutrition and physical activity, those that improve health and provide services for those with behavioral and/or mental health issues. Particular consideration will be given to programs that engage in any of the following (among others): a. Promoting better nutrition through educational programs or other methods; b. Providing programs that seek to prevent or control obesity; and c. Providing programs that promote physical activity, healthy eating and other healthy behaviors. NOTE: Grants will be awarded to programs in FH’s service area throughout Massachusetts with a particular focus on populations in Barnstable County, Berkshire Country, Bristol County, Essex County, Hampden County, Hampshire County, Franklin County, Middlesex County, Norfolk County, Plymouth County and Worcester County.

Who can apply?
Eligible organizations include nonprofit health and social service agencies, public schools, city or town agencies, community health centers, community mental health agencies and hospitals.

What is the award size?
Community Benefits Program grants range from $5,000 to $45,000, although most awards made in the previous four years were between $10,000 and $20,000 each. Fallon also offers Mini Grants of up to $5,000.

When is it due?
Letters of Intent for the Community Benefits Program are required and due by 5p.m. on June 30, 2015. For applicants invited to continue the application process after Letters have been reviewed, full applications are due September 30, 2015. Mini grants can be submitted at any time and are awarded monthly.

Where can I find out more?
Check out the guidelines at: http://www.fchp.org/about-fchp/benefits.aspx.

FUEL Up to Play 60

What kinds of projects are funded?
Projects proposing 1 Healthy Eating Play and 1 Physical Activity Play from the 2015-2016 Fuel Up to Play 60 Playbook are eligible to apply for funding.

Who can apply?
K-12 schools enrolled in Fuel Up to Play 60 with a registered Program Administrator and participating in the National School Lunch Program are eligible to apply.

What is the award size?
Up to $4,000 each

When is it due?
June 16 and November 4 in 2015.

Where can I find out more?
Check out the guidelines at: http://school.fueluptoplay60.com/funds/introduction.php.

Greater Rochester Health Foundation Opportunity Grants (Rochester, NY)

What kinds of projects are funded?
The Opportunity Grants support projects with maximum potential to positively impact the community’s health in the areas of prevention and health care delivery. In the past, Prevention projects have been a focus of Opportunity Grants, projects that reduce the impact of factors that contribute to potential disease, injury or disability.

Who can apply?
Eligible applicants are existing 501(c)3 organizations, for-profit organizations (such as small businesses) whose work is consistent with GRHF’s mission, and public entities such as municipalities and school districts and are located in Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming and Yates Counties, with additional emphasis placed on Monroe County in New York State.

What is the award size?
$50,000-$200,000 per year (historically).

When is it due?
Deadline not yet released for 2015. Traditionally, these grants open in the summer and are due in September.

Where can I find out more?
www.thegrhf.org/contact/staff/

Health Foundation of South Florida (FL)

What kinds of projects are funded?
Among their four priority areas, the foundation supports projects that promote Healthy Eating, Active Communities.

What is the award size?
These grants can be for one to two years with award sizes between $20,000 and $160,000 for the full project period; most grants are between $50,000 and $120,000.

When is it due?
Preliminary proposals are required and due by August 7, 2015 at 3pm Eastern. If invited by the foundation, a full proposal will be requested and due by September 15, 2015.

Where can I find out more?
hfsf.org/healthy_lifestyle.aspx

Healthy Generations Program by Anthem (formerly Wellpoint) Foundation

What kinds of projects are funded?
The foundation emphasizes efforts in these five areas: cardiac mortality; cancer prevention and smoking cessation; maternal and newborn health; diabetes prevention and management; and childhood and elderly obesity. Within their “healthy lifestyles” focus area, the foundation supports programs that raise awareness, educate, and encourage new behaviors, resulting in healthy, active lifestyles.

Who can apply?
Non profit organizations with 501(c)3 designation located in regions where Anthem does business.

What is the award size?
This information isn’t provided

When is it due?
Friday, August 28, 2015.

Where can I find out more?
anthemcorporateresponsibility.com/cr/foundation/request-funding.html

Healthy Lifestyles Energy Balance 101 Grant

What kinds of projects are funded?
These grants provide local PTAs with tools to engage schools and families in awareness of energy balance, the balance between the calories we consume each day through what we eat and drink and the calories we burn though physical activity.

Who can apply?
Local PTAs that are part of the National PTA program. Title 1 schools are strongly encouraged to apply.

What is the award size?
National PTA will award Healthy Lifestyles Grants of $2,000 to 25 local PTAs for grades K-5.

When is it due?
June 19, 2015. Grant funding must be spent between October 1, 2015 and April 30, 2016.

Where can I find out more?
www.pta.org/programs/content.cfm?ItemNumber=3655

Healthy Lifestyles Energy Balance 101 Grant

What kinds of projects are funded?
These grants provide local PTAs with tools to engage schools and families in awareness of energy balance, the balance between the calories we consume each day through what we eat and drink and the calories we burn though physical activity.

Who can apply?
Local PTAs that are part of the National PTA program. Title 1 schools are strongly encouraged to apply.

What is the award size?
National PTA will award Healthy Lifestyles Grants of $2,000 to 25 local PTAs for grades K-5.

When is it due?
June 19, 2015. Grant funding must be spent between October 1, 2015 and April 30, 2016.

Where can I find out more?
www.pta.org/programs/content.cfm?ItemNumber=3655

Healthy Kids, Healthy Families (Health Care Service Corporation) (IL, MT, NM, OK, TX)

What kinds of projects are funded?
HKHF funding supports the health and well-being of the children and families across the states in which they operate. Projects must focus in one of the following priority areas: Nutrition, Physical Activity, Disease prevention and management; or Supporting safe environments.

Who can apply?
The organization must hold a 501(c)(3) tax status and must propose to directly impact individuals in one of the following states: Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma or Texas

What is the award size?
Applicants are encouraged to base their request size on the needs and challenges of their community. The stated award range for Illinois was between $20,000-$100,000. MT plans to award 4 grants of $50,000 (one in each of four regions).

When is it due?
Deadlines vary by region: IL deadline is March 30, 2015; Texas deadline is April 17, 2015; Montana deadline is May 31, 2015; New Mexico deadline is September 9, 2015; Oklahoma deadline is September 11, 2015.

Where can I find out more?
www.hcsc.com/healthy_kids_healthy_families.html

Hillsdale County Community Foundation-Youth Opportunities Unlimited Through Hillsdale Grants (MI)

What kinds of projects are funded?
Youth Opportunities Unlimited Throughout Hillsdale (Y.O.U.T.H.) grants support projects in the following areas: education, fine arts, social services, community development, recreation, environmental issues, health and wellness, and improvement in the physical, mental and moral conditions of Hillsdale County young people. The funder indicates, "The foundation seeks to support creative approaches to community needs and problems that benefit the widest possible range of people."

Who can apply?
501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, schools, and government agencies serving a significant number of young people under 21 years of age residing in Hillsdale County, Michigan.

What is the award size?
Contact the funder to discuss your project and determine a reasonable request amount since this is dependent on the number you will serve and your location.

When is it due?
April 1st for decision in May and November 1st for decision in December.

Where can I find out more?
View the application here: http://www.abouthccf.org/media/1417/youth%20grant%20app%20update%208-1-12.pdf and the website here: http://www.abouthccf.org/youth.aspx. For information about how much to request, call Amber Yoder at (517) 439-5101.

Kaiser Permanente [Georgia] (GA)

What kinds of projects are funded?
The Community Benefit grants program supports health improvement initiatives that promote prevention strategies to advance good health; and provide treatment for prevalent chronic conditions that adversely impact underserved people living in the Kaiser Permanente of Georgia service area. One of the foundation’s top priorities is Obesity.

Who can apply?
Eligible organizations are those tax-exempt non profits, 501(c)(3), public charity or governmental entity that are requesting funding for a project in one of the following counties: Barrow, Bartow, Butts, Carroll, Cherokee, Clarke, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Dawson, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Haralson, Heard, Henry, Lamar, Madison, Meriwether, Newton, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Paulding, Pickens, Pike, Rockdale, Spalding or Walton.

What is the award size?
Organizations’ requests must not exceed 15% of the previous fiscal year organizational budget.

When is it due?
Required initial applications are due July 30, 2015 at 5pm

Where can I find out more?
www.kpgagives.org/process.html

Kaiser Permanente [Mid-Atlantic] (VA, DC, MD)

What kinds of projects are funded?
This KP foundation supports efforts to prevent obesity and chronic illness, bolster community safety net clinics, and encourage research and training in Northern Virginia; Washington, DC; and the following counties in Maryland: Prince Georges, Montgomery, Frederick, Howard, Anne Arundel, Baltimore City, and Baltimore County.

Who can apply?
Non profit tax-exempt organizations.

What is the award size?
Up to $50,000 may be requested, but first-time awardees often receive awards for less than the requested amount.

When is it due?
Letters of Interest (2 pages or less) can be submitted at any time, both at invitation of the foundation or unsolicited.

Where can I find out more?
share.kaiserpermanente.org/article/mid-atlantic-grants-and-sponsorships/

Kansas Health Foundation Recognition Grants (KS)

What kinds of projects are funded?
Grants are targeted for organizations and agencies proposing meaningful and charitable projects that fit within the Foundation’s mission of improving the health of all Kansans.

Who can apply?
Non profit organizations in Kansas.

What is the award size?
Up to $25,000.

When is it due?
Deadlines are March 15, 2015 and September 15, 2015.

Where can I find out more?
kansashealth.org/recognitiongrants

Let’s Move Active Schools Activation grants (New York City, LA)

What kinds of projects are funded?
This funding stream will support projects that promote physical activity in schools. Schools must increase physical activity opportunities to 30 minutes per day at school, provide information to students/parents on the importance of physical activity, and work towards Let’s Move Active Schools certification.

Who can apply?
Schools in LA Unified and NYC districts.

What is the award size?
Up to $1,500 for physical activity projects.

When is it due?
June 16, 2015

Where can I find out more?
www.actionforhealthykids.org/tools-for-schools/apply-for-grants#PA

Montana Healthcare Foundation (MT)

What kinds of projects are funded?
Within their priority area of Partnerships for Better Health, the foundation funds projects that partner organizations outside the health sector (ie. Schools, community developers, etc.) who will address health issues such as healthy youth engagement.

Who can apply?
Tax-exempt Montana-based organizations, educational institutions, State, tribal, or local government agencies.

What is the award size?
The minimum grant request is $10,000. The typical grant award is expected to be between $10,000 and $25,000 for a 12-24 month period. The maximum request is $25,000 for a one-year project, and $100,000 for a two-year project. The Foundation expects to award only a small number of grants between $50,000 and $100,000.

When is it due?
Letters of Intent are due June 30, 2015 with requested full applications due September 15, 2015.

Where can I find out more?
mthcf.org/grant-opportunities/2015-call-for-proposals

The Salem Health and Wellness Foundation: Mini-Grant Program (NJ)

What kinds of projects are funded?
Funds support small events and programs serving Salem County, NJ that support the Foundation's priority areas: healthy eating, active living, teen pregnancy prevention, and reducing childhood obesity. Examples activities that may be supported include health fairs, adult/children running programs, and health educational events.

Who can apply?
501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and schools that have been in operation at least 2 years and are located in Salem, NJ may apply.

What is the award size?
Up to $2,500

When is it due?
Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

Where can I find out more?
salemwellnessfoundation.org/general-guidelines

NIH Developing Interventions for Health-Enhancing Physical Activity

What kinds of projects are funded?
This funding opportunity encourages applications for Phased Innovation (R21/R33) grant awards to support highly innovative research aimed at developing multi-level interventions that will increase health-enhancing physical activity: 1) in persons or groups who can benefit from such activity; and 2) that can be made scalable and sustainable for broad use across the nation.

Who can apply?
Non profits, Higher Education Institutions, Governments, School Districts, Tribes, Faith-based Community Organizations.

What is the award size?
The R21 phase may not exceed $325,000 in direct costs for the 2-year project period, with no more than $225,000 in direct costs in any single year of the R21 phase. The R33 phase may not exceed $525,000 in direct costs for the 3-year project period, with no more than $250,000 in direct costs in any single year of the R33 phase.

When is it due?
Grants are due June 16, 2015.

Where can I find out more?
grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-321.html#_Section_II._Award_1

Salina Regional Health Center: Community Health Investment Program (CHIP) (KS)

What kinds of projects are funded?
Projects aimed at improving the health of people in north central Kansas can be supported.

Who can apply?
501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and government agencies serving people in north central Kansas appear to be eligible for funding.

What is the award size?
Award sizes vary. Contact the funder to discuss your project and determine a reasonable request amount.

When is it due?
July 28, 2015 and October 27, 2015.

Where can I find out more?
www.srhc.com/about/community_health_investment_program.php

St. Luke’s Foundation (OH)

What kinds of projects are funded?
The Saint Luke’s Foundation accepts applications focused on health and well-being in their target areas of “Healthy People”, “Strong Communities” and “Resilient Families”. Within the “Healthy People” target area, priorities include: programs and initiatives that promote physical activity for residents.

Who can apply?
Non profit, tax-exempt organizations in Cuyahoga County, OH.

What is the award size?
Award sizes vary.

When is it due?
Deadlines for 2015 are April 1, July 1, October 1.

Where can I find out more?
www.saintlukesfoundation.org/focus-and-funding/grantmaking-philosophy

Vela Foundation Grants (MA)

What kinds of projects are funded?
The Vela Foundation supports organizations in eastern Massachusetts that improve access to healthy foods and encourage fitness through nutritional education and physical activity.

Who can apply?
501c3 organizations working to improve access to healthy foods and encourage fitness through nutritional education and physical activity are eligible to apply.

What is the award size?
Awards from the last two competition years ranged from $1,000 to $50,000 with the majority of awards falling in the $5,000 to $15,000 range.

When is it due?
March 2, 2015 and September 15, 2015

Where can I find out more?
www.velafoundation.org/apply.php

Prince George Promise Grants (VA)

What kinds of projects are funded?
The Foundation funds projects in Prince George County, VA that support one or more the Foundation’s five Strategic Plan Promises: Mentoring, Healthy Start, Safe Places, Education, and Volunteering. “Target activities that will lead to a reduction in childhood obesity” is one of eight aims under the Healthy Start Promise area. Projects must focus on youth ages 18 and younger and involve youth in the planning process.

Who can apply?
The funder indicates, “Eligible organizations that may submit a Grant Application include Parent Teacher Organizations, Community Clubs, Student Clubs, Tax Exempt Entities, Non-Profit groups (i.e. Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and Fraternal Organizations (i.e. Ruritan Club, The Woman’s Club) In general, state and federal governmental entities are ineligible for funding; one exception is that local governmental entities are eligible for program-specific and special project purposes, excluding overhead and other administrative or operational costs.”

What is the award size?
Up to $1,500 each. The Foundation will not fund salaries.

When is it due?
In 2015, the Foundation is accepting grant applications for the following 3 deadlines: February 1, June 1, and October 1.

Where can I find out more?
pgpromise.org/wordpress4/?page_id=360

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