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LiveWell mini grants fall application cycle approaches

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Garfield County LiveWell
195 West 14th Street, Rifle, CO

PRESS RELEASE
August 4, 2015

Fall grant applications due 4:00 p.m. September 1

GARFIELD COUNTY, CO - September 1 is the deadline for LiveWell Garfield County fall mini-grant applications.

Distribution of awards ranges from $500 to $5,000 as part of $40,000 in mini grant funding for 2015. Funding is awarded for: outreach to create healthy eating and active living behaviors, increasing of healthy food consumption and activity levels for people living in Garfield County communities, encouraging worksite wellness programs, and engaging schools and municipalities in upcoming events.

In 2014, LiveWell Garfield County awarded $39,925 through the mini grant program for community projects to increase Healthy Eating and Active Living (HEAL) activities in the community. Fourteen programs throughout the county received funding.

Preference is 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.

Early submission deadline is August 18. For applicants who wish to submit on, or before the early application deadline, a member of the steering committee will review the application and return it to the applicant with feedback. The applicant may then submit a final revised application for review. Notification of award will be given one week after the September 1 application due date.

In addition, LiveWell Garfield County began a new sponsorship program for 2015. Created to encourage additional community partnerships throughout the year, LiveWell Garfield County now accepts applications for its support of local events, programs, and projects. The LiveWell steering committee will consider requests of up to $250, and evaluates requests on the second Tuesday of each month. Sponsorship requests must be submitted at least one month ahead of the needed request.

For more information about the grants, goals of the organization, and programs, contact LiveWell Coordinator Dana Wood at 970-625-5200, ext. 8121.

LiveWell Colorado is a nonprofit organization committed to reducing obesity in Colorado by promoting healthy eating and active living. In addition to educating and inspiring people to make healthy choices, LiveWell Colorado focuses on policy, environmental and lifestyle changes that remove barriers and increase access to healthy behaviors. Working in partnership with obesity prevention initiatives across the state, LiveWell Colorado aims to provide every Coloradan with access to healthy foods and opportunities for physical activity in the places they live, work, learn and play.


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Garfield County
108 8th Street, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
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