Neighborhood Mini-Grant

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 mini-grant opportunity for community organizations, neighborhoods and/or groups located within Anoka County. Mini-grant applications are being accepted starting January 10th, 2022 through February 28th, 2022. Organizations can apply for mini-grant 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.

For more information and instructions to submit your proposal, please download the Neighborhood Mini-Grant Instructions, Financial Guidance, and Application below:

Please submit all applications via our online form or email them to

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

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