Olympia- Continuing efforts to encourage healthy lifestyles, the Thurston County Public Health & Social Services Department is making grant funding available for neighborhood-based projects that support walking and bicycling. A total of $50,000 is being provided to support collaborative projects that will create more active-friendly residential areas within Thurston County .
Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to eligible organizations that propose ways to:
- Create neighborhood-based walking or bicycle clubs that offer physical activity programs to area residents.
- Add features or enhancements to neighborhoods that improve the ability of area residents to live a more active lifestyle.
Grant funds are available through the Steps to a Healthier WA in Thurston County program, administered by the Thurston County Public Health & Social Services Department in partnership with the Washington State Department of Health. Funding will be awarded through a competitive process. Interested parties must follow application guidelines to apply.
Application materials and detailed information can be found on the Thurston County Public Health and Social Services website at www.co.thurston.wa.us/health/steps
Interested parties may also call Mary Ann O'Garro at 360-786-5581 Ext. 17038.
The deadline for Active Communities grant applications is March 3, 2006.