RAPID CITY, S.D. — Live Well Black Hills is a wellness coalition serving the communities of the Black Hills.
Their mission is to promote healthy eating, an active lifestyle, and enhanced well being. They are seeking applications for community mini grants.
The funds stem from an award they received; now the coalition is paying it forward to help organizations improve the health of their communities.
Christina Prehn, the Coordinator for Live Well Black Hills, says, “We try to do various different programming in different communities, ultimately our goal is to create more opportunities for people to feel empowered to you know, eat well and to move their bodies more and to focus on their mental health and just feel better in general.”
The grants range from $500 to $2,000 and aim to bring projects to life, specifically in rural communities. The projects must fall into one or more focus areas: eat well, move more, or feel better.
Prehn says, “This creates an opportunity for those smaller projects that people may have in those smaller communities to be able to implement those projects, ya know, they may not have been able to get the funds for previously.”
Organizations seeking support for community projects or initiatives must submit an application. Applications close on March 15th. They are reviewed by Live Well Black Hills Mini-Grants Review Committee following the submission deadline and funding is awarded in April upon completion of signed grant agreement. Projects must be completed by December 31, 2021.
In addition to submitting the application below, you are required to email a completed budget worksheet and any additional information to support the application.
Click here for the link to apply.
Live Well Black Hills also supports childcare centers in the Black Hills to start facility garden projects or add an existing garden project. Funding is available, applications are due February 26th 2021.
Click here for more information.