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Health and Wellness Newsroom

Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Mini-Grant Applications Now Available

Monday March 4, 2013

The Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement is now accepting applications for 2013 mini-grants. The grants will range from $2,000 to $3,000 each and will fund activities that support physical activity, healthy nutrition, tobacco use prevention and cessation and chronic disease prevention and management.

Applicants must be incorporated as nonprofit corporations and qualified to do business in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Grant guidelines and the application are available online at

Applications must be received at the Department of Public Health and Wellness at 400 E. Gray St. by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 5.

Since 2005, the Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement has awarded nearly a half million dollars in grants to almost 100 community groups. Last year, 14 organizations were awarded a total of $35,000.

Healthy Hometown grants have been used to develop programs for all ages and families including cooking classes, community garden development and distribution, physical activity sessions and building exercise into core educational and recreational programming.

For more information, contact SteVon Edwards at or 574-8661.