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
- Demonstrate that your organization will provide resources that amount to at least 50% of the total grant award. These resources may be in cash or in-kind (goods or services – for example lumber and labor to build vegetable beds)
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.
- identify and address a community need
- include multiple organizations/partners
- demonstrate outcomes of project
- demonstrate community support
- take place in, and benefit the residents of, Clackamas County
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
You can watch all HEAL grant recipient videos on this YouTube playlist.
2011-2016 grant Recipients
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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