Thursday, June 01, 2006

City Announces Mini-Grants to Support Healthy Living

Healthy Portland is seeking applications from community organizations, businesses and non-profit organizations to fund initiatives that support healthy living among people who live, work and play in Portland. HP expects to fund a minimum of four grants up to $250 each. The community initiatives funded under these mini-grants will use education, programming and environmental change to accomplish at least one of the following objectives:

Youth tobacco use prevention
Reduce/eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke
Motivate and assist quitting (tobacco cessation)
Physical inactivity prevention (increase physical activity)
Inadequate nutrition prevention (increase healthy eating)
Overweight/obesity prevention and control
Blood pressure/blood cholesterol control
Alcohol abuse prevention
Sun exposure prevention
Colon cancer prevention
Cardiovascular health promotion
Asthma prevention and control

Applications for the healthy living initiatives are due June 14, 2006. Please visit to download a complete request for applications form and guidelines. Contact: Bethany Sanborn, Healthy Portland Director, 874-8634 or
Public Health Division, Health and Human Services Department, City of Portland


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