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$500 Mini-Grants Available for Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Projects

Application deadline is March 17, 2017

March 3, 2017

Application deadline: March 17, 2017
View Application & Guidelines (PDF) | Word

The Cambridge Public Health Department, through its Cambridge in Motion and Let’s Move Cambridge initiatives, will award ten $500 mini-grants to support community projects that promote healthy eating and physical activity.

Organizations eligible for mini-grants include community organizations, businesses, schools, garden and farm programs, and government agencies that serve Cambridge.
“The mini-grants have inspired nearly 50 Cambridge organizations to think creatively about ways to add healthy eating and active living to their activities, and some groups have used the $500 grants to leverage other funding,” said Dawn Olcott, interim manager of nutrition programs for the Cambridge Public Health Department.
Last year’s winning projects included gardening supplies for a Cambridge Community Center neighborhood event, gym equipment for a city-run preschool, healthy snacks for a community bike ride, and food and other supplies for the high school’s new food pantry.
The 2017 mini-grants are co-funded by the Cambridge Public Health Department and the Whole Foods Market stores in Cambridge and Somerville.
The mini-grants are competitive. Applications will be reviewed by representatives from the Cambridge Public Health Department and other city departments, the Cambridge Food and Fitness Policy Council, Cambridge Health Alliance, Cambridge Green Schools Initiative, and the Healthy Children Task Force.
The application and guidelines are available on the Cambridge Public Health Department website.
An informational session will be held on Friday, March 10, 2:30 -3:30 p.m., at the health department, 119 Windsor St., ground level.  The deadline for submission is Friday, March 17.
To learn more, contact Dawn Olcott at the Cambridge Public Health Department, dolcott@challiance.org or 617-665-3809.

Suzy Feinberg, MPH
Public Information Officer

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