Garfield County LiveWell Program offers mini grants

New LiveWell coordinator hired in Garfield County

March 24, 2014

GARFIELD COUNTY, CO – 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 of healthy food consumption and activity levels for people living in our communities, 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% 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 August 5. Notification will be given one week after the application due date.

LiveWell Garfield County conducted a community assessment to identify barriers to healthy eating and active living. In March 2013, twelve county residents and students explored their communities and took photographs related to healthy eating and active living. The images they captured reflect key issues that affect the wellbeing of all Garfield County residents. The input defined key HEAL strategies for the next three years of LiveWell Garfield County.

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

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.