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Upcoming deadline for LiveWell mini grants

Staff Report

Those wishing to apply for a LiveWell Garfield County mini grant have a little more than two weeks to file applications.

LiveWell Garfield County is awarding $40,000 in mini grants over two different grant cycles in 2016. The early application deadline, which will allow for feedback before the final deadline, for the fall grant cycle is 4 p.m. Aug. 30. The final application submission deadline is 4 p.m. Sept. 6.

The funding is for programs, projects and organizations that focus on the following: increasing physical activity; improving access to fruits and vegetables; or encouraging healthy eating.

The funding can be used for capital or operating expenses related to that criteria. However, the money cannot be used for marketing and advertising of a program or project.

LiveWell will award grants ranging from $500 to $10,000.

Grants are typically awarded to registered 501(c)(3) organizations and public agencies, such as local governments.

Projects that have already received LiveWell Garfield County funding in the one-year grant cycle cannot apply. Organizations are allowed a maximum of three different projects for funding from LiveWell at one time. LiveWell will give priority to organizations that are not currently being funded.

Applications should be emailed to Dana Wood, LiveWell coordinator, at dwood@garfield-county.com. More information and applications can be found at http://bit.ly/2b8DsM9.

LiveWell plans on notifying applicants of their selection one week after the final application deadline.