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Crow Wing Energized awards Healthy Community Grants

Crow Wing Energized has awarded Healthy Community Grants this spring to support efforts moving the community to a place where the healthy choice is the easy choice.

Application deadline has been extended to June 30 for the remaining $20,000 to be awarded. Grant applications can be submitted to Crow Wing Energized, a grassroots community movement led by Essentia Health and Crow Wing County Community Services to improve health and wellness in our community by making healthy choices essential.

Organization criteria for applying includes serving or located within Crow Wing County, including but not limited to: neighborhood, youth, or environmental groups; faith-based organizations; health care organizations; civic or citizens' associations; economic development agencies; local government entities; local businesses; school districts and other similar groups. Applicants are not required to be incorporated 501(c)(3) organizations.

Applicant projects need to align with the Crow Wing Energized guiding principles, as well as Minnesota Department of Health Statewide Health Improvement Partnership financial guide:

• Creating and sustaining a united approach to improving health and wellness in Crow Wing County

• Collaboration towards solutions with multiple stakeholders (e.g. schools, worksites, medical centers) to improve community engagement and commitment focused on improving community health

• Being anchored in evidence based efforts around greatest community good that can be achieved through available resources.

The Healthy Community Grants are made available through Statewide Health Improvement Program funding that was awarded to Crow Wing Energized. For a Healthy Community Grant Application visit "Resources" page or to learn more about Crow Wing Energized and what it's community partners are currently doing, please contact Cassie Carey — Crow Wing Energized coordinator at or 218-828-7443.