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 in Washington County. Funded in part by the Statewide Health Improvement Partnership, we partner with community leaders, employees, schools, 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 5 business days prior to the application deadline. 

Strategy

Application Opens

Application Due

Healthy Aging
October 1
October 30
Worksite Wellness 
October 15
November 15
Healthy Eating
October 15
November 15
Master Plan
November 15
December 18
Active Living  – Equipment
November 15
December 18

Healthy Aging

Older adults benefit by being more socially connected in their communities and families, and remaining independent and out of long-term care facilities. Living Healthy in Washington County supports organizations in creating dementia-friendly communities, with the goal the health of older adults, delaying the symptoms of dementia, or slowing the progression of the disease. 

Healthy Aging Funding Guidelines (PDF)
Preview application questions (PDF)

The Healthy Aging application is currently closed. The application will be open Oct. 1 – Oct. 30, 2019. 

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.

Worksite Wellness Funding Guidelines (PDF)
Preview application questions (PDF)

The Worksite Wellness application is currently closed. The application will be open Oct. 15 – Nov. 15, 2019. 

 

Healthy Eating

Eating right is easier with healthy food options close at hand. Living Healthy in 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.

Healthy Eating Funding Guidelines (PDF)
Preview applications questions (PDF)

The Healthy Eating application is currently closed. The application will be open Oct. 15-Nov. 15, 2019. 

Master Planning

Through strategic city planning and community involvement, we can make it easier for residents to walk, bike, and be active, whether it’s for transportation or recreation. 

Master Planning Funding Guidelines coming soon!

The Master Planning application is currently closed. The application will be open Nov. 15-Dec. 18, 2019. 

 

Active Living - Equipment

Living Healthy in Washington County partners with communities to create more options for residents of all ages and abilities to include more activity into their daily routines. 

Master Planning Funding Guidelines coming soon!

The Active Living – Equipment application is currently closed. The application will be open Nov. 15-Dec. 18, 2019. 

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