In June 2022, Get Healthy Utah offered mini-grants to cities and towns that want to provide their citizens with better opportunities for healthy living. Cities and towns could apply for up to $5,000 to fund a health-improving project in their community. Projects could be specific and unique, or they could align with one of the evidence-based health strategies associated with the Healthy Utah Community designation. Cities and towns that had already earned the Healthy Utah Community designation were prioritized for funding, and other communities that applied were encouraged to pursue projects that would allow them to qualify.
Seventeen communities applied, and Get Healthy Utah was pleased to provide funding to the following twelve applicants:
- Indigenous International - Utah County and Ute Ouray Nation areas
- Washington City
- Woods Cross
Funding will go towards projects that increase opportunities for physical activity and healthy eating. Examples include expanding local trails, providing physical fitness programs, and establishing community gardens.
As communities across the state are stepping up to provide their citizens with opportunities for healthy living, Get Healthy Utah is thrilled to support their efforts!