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Community Partner Awards
Anoka County Public Health, in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Health and the Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP) grant, is pleased to announce a community partner award opportunity for community organizations, neighborhoods and/or groups located within Anoka County. Applications are being accepted Now through March 17h, 2023. Organizations can apply for funds to increase social connectedness of a neighborhood, community, group, etc. with a focus on health through physical activity, healthy eating, mental well-being, and smoke free living. Priority will be given to projects that support populations experiencing health inequities.
We will be hosting a virtual Informational Session on Thursday 3/2/2023 @ 1:30pm to answer questions and provide support.
Join meeting - Meeting link: https://anokacounty.webex.com/meet/cole.hanson - Meeting number (access code): 2466 769 3655
Or join by phone +1-415-655-0003 - Access code: 2466 769 3655
If you have trouble joining the meeting, please reach out to SHIP@co.anoka.mn.us or Cole.Hanson@co.anoka.mn.us
For more information and instructions to submit your proposal, please download the Neighborhood Mini-Grant Instructions, Financial Guidance, and Application below:
- 2023 Anoka County SHIP Community Partner Awards Instructions
- 2023 Anoka County SHIP Community Partner Award Application
- 2023 Anoka County SHIP Community Partner Awards Financial Guidance
- 2023 Anoka County SHIP Community Partner Awards Budget and Order Form
- 2023 Community Partner Awards Flyer
- 2023 Community Partner Awards Flyer - Printable
Please submit all applications via our online form or email them to SHIP@co.anoka.mn.us
For questions or assistance with the application please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 763-324-4200. Interpreters, translations and assistance available upon request.
Examples of Previously Funded Projects
- Aeon (Parkview Villa) - Creation of a resident garden and walking club to support physical and mental well-being. Read the Aeon Parkview Villa Report here.
- Acorn Academy - Increasing physical activity for preschoolers with supplies and small outdoor equipment.
- City of St. Francis and City of Fridley - Increasing opportunities for physical activity by adding benches and wayfinding signage to parks and trails.
- Community gardens throughout the county in neighborhoods, parks, faith based communities, and youth organizations. Read the Youth First Success Story here.
- Creation of culturally-informed physical activity opportunities such as soccer, badminton, and hiking.
- Food shelf support to create increased access to fresh, healthy foods through technical assistance and the purchase of equipment such as refrigerators and freezers.
- Great Lakes Management - Promoting active lifestyles for older adults through physical activity equipment. Read the Great Lakes Management Success Story here.
- Rise - Physical activity equipment and nutrition/cooking education supplies to support a curriculum for adults with disabilities. Read the Rise Success Story here.
- Walker Methodist River - Promoting resident wellness through gardening and physical activity. Read the Walker Methodist River Success Story here.