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Garfield County LiveWell Program offers grants

LiveWell Garfield County will award mini-grants to support local organizations, causes, projects and programs that support Healthy Eating and Active Living (HEAL), and the organization’s goals for 2014.

These goals include outreach to create healthy eating and active living behaviors, increasing healthy food consumption and activity levels, encouraging worksite wellness programs, and engaging schools and municipalities in upcoming events.

Preference will be given to projects that have a strong measurable impact to increase access and/or consumption of fruits and vegetables, and likewise increase physical activity among residents, target schools or low-income populations, have a sustainability plan, have at least 50 percent matching funds, and/or are led by an active LiveWell Garfield County Steering or coalition member.

LiveWell Garfield County will distribute awards of $500 to $5,000 as part of $40,000 in mini-grant funding to qualified applicants for 2014. Applications are due May 6 and Aug. 5. Notification will be given one week after the application due date.

For more information, see the full LiveWell Garfield County Strategic Plan at www.garfield-county.com.

Garfield County Public Health is entering its second year as part of the LiveWell Program in Colorado. The program has a new coordinator in Garfield County, Dana Wood.

LiveWell Garfield County conducted a community assessment to identify barriers to healthy eating and active living. The input defined key HEAL strategies for the next three years of LiveWell Garfield County.

Contact Wood at 970-625-5200, ext. 8121, for more information about the grants, goals for the organization and programs.


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