Neighborhood Health Connection Grants support communities in building social connections among the same group of adults through healthy eating and physical activities.
The following information is designed to help answer questions about Neighborhood Health Connection Grants. If you have a question not addressed below, email
What are Neighborhood Health Connection Grants?
Connection Grants fund projects for the same group of adults to increase social
connections through healthy eating and physical activity in their local
communities. Projects must occur between March 1 and Dec. 31, 2017, and include
a series of at least six events, all for
the same group of adults.
Who can apply for a Neighborhood Health Connection Grant?
Grants are available
for nonprofit organizations and local government entities in areas served by
Allina Health. Participant groups can be defined geographically or socially and
must be made up of adults from populations more likely to experience health inequities
(poorer health outcomes). The 2017 Neighborhood Health Connection Grant
application closes on Wednesday, Feb. 1.
How much money do the grants provide?
Grants are available for up to $10,000. In 2016, the grants ranged from $750 to $10,000 and the average grant size was approximately $4,000.
How are funding decisions made?
Each Allina Health region decides how
funds will be distributed in its area based on the following:
What is the 2017 grant timeframe?
What is expected of Neighborhood Health Connection grantees?
If you are offered a grant you will
need to fill out a confirmation form before you can receive your grant funds.
This form also describes the evaluation responsibilities of grantees. All
Neighborhood Health Connection grantees are required to participate in the
evaluation. If you receive a grant, your evaluation responsibilities will