The Health and Wellness online application is now open; to begin the application process, please click here. The applications must be submitted by the end of the day on February 10, 2019; funding decisions will be made in April.
The goal of this program is to address childhood obesity by exploring the interaction between physical activity, healthy eating and natural resources in the St. Croix Valley—known for its natural beauty and parks, farms, gardens, open spaces, forests, trails, lakes, and rivers. Grants can include programs that improve access to healthy foods and/or create opportunities for outdoor activity in one of our region’s natural areas.
Applicants must be a public or private school and/or a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization located in Washington and Chisago counties in Minnesota and Pierce, Polk, Burnett and St. Croix counties in Wisconsin. Applicants must also have no outstanding final reports due to the SCVF for this grant program.
Grants can range from $500 to $5,000, depending on the project’s scope and impact. Proposals may be awarded partial funding.
Grants cannot be used for organized sports activities (e.g. hockey, baseball, basketball, football, soccer) or for expenses already incurred by the applicant. SCVF gives preference to hands-on programmatic activities over requests for equipment.