Small Grant Award Application Available!

The HEAL Cities Small Grant funding is designed to assist cities in implementing HEAL (Healthy Eating Active Living) policies with a focus on addressing health inequities. All cities that join the HEAL Cities Campaign by July 3 are eligible to apply. Applications are due by July 18, 2017 at 5 p.m. Grantees will be announced the week of August 14. OPHI will disburse a grant pool of $35,000 in amounts between $5,000 and $15,000 to up to six (6) cities to implement HEAL policies.

The HEAL Small Grants Program is part of the HEAL Cities Campaign that helps civic leaders develop and sustain healthy communities by encouraging cities to adopt policies that over time will expand the options for city residents, visitors, and employees to have healthier food options in their community and/or be more physically active (HEAL policies). The Campaign is managed by the Oregon Public Health Institute (OPHI) through a partnership with the League of Oregon Cities (LOC).

The Campaign offers many tools to assist cities throughout Oregon to adopt and implement HEAL policies and programs. On the Campaign website, cities can browse a policy library and download one-page info sheets with guidance on the most popular HEAL policies.

How to apply:

  • Submit a complete Application to Jamie Nash ( by 5:00 pm on July 18, 2017.
  • Learn more about the Small Grants process in the FAQ document.
  • Contact Jamie Nash ( or (503) 227-5502 x223 for more information on the application process.
  • Note that only HEAL Cities are eligible to apply for a HEAL Small Grant. Cities that have not joined the Campaign by July 3, 2017 are ineligible for the 2017 Small Grants.
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