The Vermont Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness & Sports is seeking proposals to provide funding for the development of new community wellness initiatives, improvement of existing community wellness programs, or collaboration between worksites and community wellness initiatives in Vermont. The Community Wellness grant provides funding to initiatives that will have an impact on the health and well-being of community members within Vermont. By encouraging and supporting healthy physical activity habits, community groups have the potential to positively impact the health of their communities.
The grant is guided by the principles of Exercise is Medicine (EIM), a global health initiative led by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). EIM is committed to the belief that physical activity plays an integral role in the prevention, treatment, and management of chronic diseases and should, therefore, be considered and promoted as a vital sign of health. EIM strives to integrate physical activity into healthcare and link patients to community resources with the ultimate goal of implementing interventions that will slow, stop, and reverse the progression of chronic diseases.
Eligible Applicants include:
- Community groups including recreation departments, faith-based groups, non-profit organizations, schools, community-based health centers
- Worksites with a community link (primary worksite should be within the state of Vermont)
A total of $15,000 is available for this award period. The total number of grants and amounts awarded will be based upon the number received and reviewer evaluations. The anticipated grant period will be 1/1/18 through 12/31/18, with no option to renew.