Healthy Utah Community Mini-Grants
In June 2022, Get Healthy Utah offered mini-grants to cities and towns that want to provide their citizens with better opportunities for healthy living. Cities and towns could apply for up to $5,000 to fund a health-improving project in their community. Projects could be specific and unique, or they could align with one of the evidence-based health strategies associated with the Healthy Utah Community designation.
Cities and towns that had already earned the Healthy Utah Community designation were prioritized for funding, and other communities that applied were encouraged to pursue projects that would allow them to qualify.
Get Healthy Utah was pleased to provide funding to twelve communities:
- Indigenous International - Utah County and Ute Ouray Nation areas
- Washington City
- Woods Cross
Funding went toward projects that increase opportunities for physical activity and healthy eating. For example, Millville used the mini-grant funds to complete a walking loop around one of their local parks and beautify the area by planting fourteen trees. Kanab City used the funding to enhance and expand its community fitness programs. And Vineyard utilized the grant to expand their community garden to an area more convenient to a nearby senior community and to install raised beds for gardeners who need them.