Mini-grants for Grassroots Efforts to get Residents Active

Applications are now being accepted for Active Living Mini-grants that promote active living and physical health in Detroit neighborhoods.

Active Living Mini-grants, funded in part by Detroit Food & Fitness Collaborative, of up to $1,000 will be awarded to Detroit-based community groups with sustainable active-living projects. Priority will be given to projects that:

  • Engage community residents, particularly youth;
  • Support complete streets concepts or implementation;
  • Utilize a Detroit Greenway; and/or
  • Promote community-based change in the built environment to encourage physical activity.

Any neighborhood group or organization located in the City of Detroit may apply. This includes, but is not limited to, block clubs, art groups, service organizations, churches, parks and recreational organizations, professional associations, public and non-public school-based groups, and individuals. Mini-grants will be awarded to Detroiters working to achieve these goals through creative community-based projects. The application deadline is April 22; projects are to be implemented between June and December 1, 2016.

Click here for details and the applicationPlease also visit webpages of these affiliated partners: 

For questions, contact Cindy Gamboa, Community Outreach Coordinator, Healthy Environments Partnership, (313) 593-0924, cegamboa@umich.edu.

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