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

Application Deadline: March 22, 2019

March 6, 2019

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The Cambridge Public Health Department, through its Cambridge in Motion initiative, will award up to ten $500 mini-grants to support community projects that promote healthy eating and physical activity.
Eligible groups for mini-grants include community organizations, businesses, schools, garden and farm programs, and government agencies that serve Cambridge.
“It has been exciting to see how past mini-grants have inspired positive changes in healthy eating and physical activity in Cambridge, and we are so grateful to everyone doing this work,” said Dawn Olcott, manager of public health nutrition services for the Cambridge Public Health Department. “We’re interested in funding both new projects and the expansion of existing initiatives.”
Last year's winning projects included free gardening workshops at the Hurley Street Neighborhood Farm in East Cambridge, a recruitment strategy to encourage girls in the Port neighborhood to join the Title IX Girls Running Club, free strength training classes for Haitian seniors, training for Kennedy-Longfellow teachers on how to use classroom “movement breaks” to help students learn to self-regulate, and free meditation and healthy eating workshops for residents of YWCA Cambridge housing. See the full list of 2018 winners.
The mini-grants are competitive. Applications are 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 mini-grant program, now in its eighth year, is a partnership of the Cambridge Public Health Department, the Healthy Children Task Force, and the Cambridge Food and Fitness Policy Council.
The application and guidelines are available on the health department's website:  www.cambridgepublichealth.org.
The deadline for submission is Friday, March 22, 2019.

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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