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  • Grant application

    The 2019 Neighborhood Health Connection Grant application period begins Nov. 1 and remains open until Feb. 14, 2019. Apply now for a 2019 Neighborhood Health Connection Grant.

    Neighborhood Health Connection Grants must create social connections for groups of adults, through healthy eating and/or physical activity. Projects must offer a minimum of six healthy activities for the same group of adults who can be defined geographically or socially. For example, a group could include residents on a neighborhood block or members of a faith community.

    All grant-funded activities must take place April 1 to Dec. 31, 2019.


    • Must include a series of at least 6 events, all for the same group of participants.
    • Must benefit adults, ages 18 years or older.
    • May support newly formed groups or help strengthen existing ones.
    • May add a social connection element to existing groups that focus on healthy eating or physical activity (and vice versa).
    • For healthy eating, activity must include programming beyond providing healthy foods or snacks.
    • Priority given to groups made up of people from populations that are more likely to experience health inequities (poor health outcomes). For example, racial/ethnic groups, refugees/immigrants, Native Americans, people in poverty, GLBTQ, veterans or people with disabilities. 

    Other application eligibility criteria

    • Grants are only available to community nonprofits and local government. Individuals and for-profit businesses are not eligible to apply.
    • Applicants and participants must both be located in a community served by Allina Health.
    • Allina Health will not consider requests that are for the sole benefit of an individual, religious organizations with strictly religious activities, a political organization, or organizations or programs in potential conflict with the mission, vision and values of Allina Health.
    • Past grantees are eligible to apply.
    • Grants are not available for general operating expenses (day-to-day expenses that are not associated with the Neighborhood Health Connection activity such as building repairs).
    • Examples of eligible expenses for funding include staff time for planning and facilitation, child care, transportation, and materials.