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 April 1 and Dec. 31, 2018, 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 or poor health outcomes. The 2018 Neighborhood Health Connection Grant
application closes at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018.
How much money do the grants provide?
Grants are available for up to $10,000. In 2017, the grants ranged from $750 to $10,000.
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 2018 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
Factors such as our race, ethnicity and socioeconomic status should not play a role in how healthy we are or how long we live. Unfortunately, for many of us, they do (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2017).
Health equity occurs when all people, regardless of their income level, education, race or ethnicity, have a fair opportunity to be healthy.
To learn more about health equity, please explore the resources below: