Funding Opportunities


Do you have a great idea that will help people in Washington County lead longer, healthier lives? Bring your idea to life with funding through Living Healthy Washington County. Funded in part by the Statewide Health Improvement Partnership, we partner with community organizations, schools, employers, and health care professionals to create health-friendly policies and resources that make it easier for residents to incorporate healthy actions into their daily routines.

Follow these steps to partner with us:

  1. Familiarize yourself with the strategy guidelines.
  2. Use the application preview document to draft your application responses.
  3. Submit an online application by the deadline. Please note: The online application does not allow partial applications to be saved, so please allow enough time to complete the entire application and submit at that time.

If you need assistance completing an application, email PHELivingHealthy@co.washington.mn.us five business days prior to the application deadline.

STRATEGY APPLICATIONS

Worksite Wellness
Opens Nov. 2 : Due Nov. 30

Healthy Eating
TBD: January 2021

Master Planning
Opens Nov. 16 : Due Dec. 16

Active Living – Recreational and Adaptive Equipment
Opens Nov. 16 : Due Dec. 16

Worksite Wellness

Many employers have realized the value of investing in their employees’ well-being. Healthy employees save the employer health care dollars, use less sick time and are more productive at work. SHIP funds will be awarded to aid worksites with the goal of building a comprehensive worksite wellness initiative. This includes organizational planning and specific focus areas of healthy eating, physical activity, tobacco-free environments, and breastfeeding support. 

Thank you for your interest. The 2020-21 Worksite Wellness application is now closed. 

Healthy Eating

Eating right is easier with healthy food options close at hand. Living Healthy  Washington County supports organizations working to increase access, availability, and selection of healthier foods. The priority populations for funding are those who live in communities where there are higher than average rates of heart disease, stroke, cancer and diabetes, as well as those who live in communities where there are significant barriers to accessing healthy food options due to factors such as low income, scarcity of food outlets, or lack of adequate transportation.

Thank you for your interest. The next Healthy Eating funding opportunity will open in January 2021. Check back for more information. 



Master Planning / Active Living

Cities and townships have a unique role in supporting healthy communities when implementing master and comprehensive plan strategies. Funds will be awarded to a city or township that is implementing or expanding opportunities for their residents to be physically active by implementing related Comprehensive and/or Master Plan strategies.

Master Planning/Active Living Funding Guidelines (PDF)
Preview application questions (PDF)

Active Living - Recreational and Adaptive Equipment

Living Healthy Washington County partners with cities and community organizations to create safe and accessible opportunities for physical activity for all ages and abilities. Priority populations for this project are those that experience health disparities for physical inactivity and may include children, seniors, people with mobility issues, and low income individuals and families.

Active Living – Recreational & Adaptive Equipment Funding Guidelines (PDF)
Preview application questions (PDF)


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