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2018 Public Health mini-grants available

Monday, November 27, 2017 by Katy McElroy

Austin Public Health is now accepting applications for mini-grants of up to $2,500 to fund projects aimed at making a lasting difference in the prevention of chronic disease in Austin and Travis County. Projects must be focused on one or more of these target categories:

  • Active living
  • Tobacco-free living
  • Healthy eating
  • Community gardens
  • Healthy food pantries
  • Breastfeeding support

In addition, projects must be targeted at helping local populations with higher rates of chronic disease, such as minorities and people with lower incomes. Groups that are eligible to apply include nonprofit organizations, faith‐based organizations, government organizations and neighborhood associations, as well as schools and child care centers, as long as they are nonprofit. Organizations can apply with multiple project ideas; however, only one project per organization will be funded. Find the application, and more details, here and some answers to FAQs here. Stephanie Helfman at (512) 972‐5222 or is also available to answer questions and help with the application process. The department will be accepting applications until Jan. 12 at 5 p.m.

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