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$500 and $1,000 Mini-Grants Available for Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Projects

Application Deadline Extended: April 13, 2018

April 2, 2018

View Mini-Grant Guidelines
View Application (Word) 
The Cambridge Public Health Department, through its Cambridge in Motion initiative, will award seven $500 mini-grants and three $1,000 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.
“We are pleased to offer mini-grants again this year, including three larger grants. Now in its sixth year, the mini-grants have launched numerous inspiring healthy eating and active living activities in Cambridge,” said Dawn Olcott, manager of nutrition program services for the Cambridge Public Health Department.
Last year’s winning projects included gardening supplies for the Community Arts Center to engage children in growing food and food preparation, bicycle parts for the SHIFT Community Bicycle Collective to offer free bike repairs for residents, equipment for Rise-Up at CRLs to offer sports workshops, food and exercise equipment for the Senior Center to offer cooking and exercise classes, and herb plants and supplies for gardening workshops for families at the Cambridge Community Center. See full list of 2017 winners
The 2018 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, and the Healthy Children Task Force.
The application and guidelines are available on the Cambridge Public Health Department website:  www.cambridgepublichealth.org.
The extended deadline for submission is Friday, April 13, 2018.
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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