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Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL Grants)


The Public Health Division of the Clackamas County Health, Housing, & Human Services (H3S) Department is seeking applications for community-based projects that reduce chronic disease through healthy eating and active living among county residents.

This grant opportunity will provide successful applicants with funding to initiate community projects focused on the first goal of the County’s Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) – “Develop systems, resources, approaches, and policies to minimize health risks, prevent chronic disease and support healthy lifestyles.” The CHIP encourages Clackamas County residents, in collaboration with Public Health Division staff, to engage in activities that will promote a healthier Clackamas County.

Area of focus

Grants of up to $8,000 are available to develop or enhance projects that create or improve places or systems to provide conditions for individuals to make healthy eating and active living choices with an emphasis on sustainability over time. 

Funds may not be used for temporary food assistance.

Requirements of grantees

Who can apply

For- profit, non-profit and not- for-profit organizations serving Clackamas County residents are eligible to apply. Individuals are not eligible to apply.

Project requirements


Phase 1 - Submission of brief project outline via web-site. Close: Oct. 25, 2016

Phase 2 - Project outlines will be reviewed by a grant committee and a group of finalist will be selected to submit a full grant proposal. Notification: Nov. 9, 2016

Full grant proposals due. Close: Dec. 8, 2016

Award Announcement - Full grant proposals will be reviewed by a grant committee and a group of final grant awards will be announced. Notification: Jan. 24, 2017

Food Waves Garden Education

Schoolyard Farms

You can watch all HEAL grant recipient videos on this YouTube playlist.

2011-2016 grant Recipients

2015 Newsletter

2014 Newsletter

View a map of all HEAL grant projects.

For more information on the HEAL Grant Program and activities, please contact Kirsten Ingersoll, Community Engagement Coordinator at 503-742-5954.

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