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Mini-grants available through Healthy Waldo County

Belfast -

BELFAST – Healthy Waldo County, the local Healthy Maine Partnership, is announcing the first mini-grant cycle for 2011. Up to $4,000 is available to organizations, businesses, municipalities and community groups in Waldo County.

The grant proposals must further one or more of the goals of Healthy Waldo County, which are to:

• increase physical activity;
• increase good nutrition; and
• reduce tobacco and alcohol consumption to increase work-site wellness

The proposal must also be a policy or environmental change that is sustainable. Healthy Waldo County wants to fund projects/programs, initiated and implemented at the worksite or community level, which will improve the health of residents in our service area.

This mini-grant process is designed to embrace the independence of local residents and capitalize on our “do it ourselves” nature to improve the individual and community health of our region. We want to reach a large number of people through worksites and community organizations who are making wellness efforts.

Multiple grant proposals by the same entity may be submitted but an entity may receive only one grant per cycle. This does not eliminate organizations that received money in past years if that organization has a different project to submit that fits the criteria. The deadline for proposals is May 20 and awards will be announced May 31. Projects must be completed by June 30, 2012.

For more information about the process or an application packet, contact Vyvyenne Ritchie, project administrator at 930-6761 or email: vritchie@wchi.com.

For More Information:

Contact Name: Vyvenne Ritchie

Telephone Number: (207)930-6761

Website: http://

Email: vritchie@wcgh.org