New Grant Opportunities

The goal of the NCRPA Wellness Initiative is to provide recreation and park agencies with resources to improve health programming, infrastructure, and policy efforts in your community. Recently, there's been two wellness grant opportunities from NRPA that your department may want to consider pursing. This wellness blog will give you a an overview of the grant opportunities and provide ways to find out more information!

10-Minute Walk Planning Grants and Technical Assistance has opened up again! 10 cities will receive $40,000 to work alongside NRPA, The Trust for Public Land (TPL), and the Urban Land Institute (ULI) to develop their highest, best, and measurable commitment to the 10-Minute Walk Campaign. To be eligible for grant funding, your department must meet the following eligibility guidelines:

  • The main applicant must be a local government agency that builds and/or operates parks (e.g., municipal park and recreation department, tribal recreation department, public works department that manages parks etc.) or affiliated 501c(3) non-profit organization.

  • The Mayor of the city applying must be signed on to the 10-Minute Walk Campaign and provide a statement of support for this application.

  • At least 2 partners (outside of parks and recreation) must partner with you on this project and provide signed statements of support

  • If you have a local ULI and/or TPL office in your area, we strongly encourage you to gather letters or statements of support from these offices. These will count towards the two partners.

  • Applicants must demonstrate a clear interest and commitment to the campaign, strong project management, and leadership support.

For more information about this grant opportunity, NRPA is hosting a webinar on October 12th at 2:00 pm. Click this link for more information and to apply!

Additionally, through NRPA's Healthy Aging in Parks Program, instructor training grants for physical activity programs are being offered. to train staff as instructors to implement one of the Evidence-based physical activity programs, Walk With Ease, Active Living Every Day and Fit & Strong! These programs are designed to help people with a variety of chronic diseases to manage their conditions through physical activity engagement and health education. 220 instructor grants will be awarded.

For more information about this grant opportunity, be sure to register for the informational webinar on Wednesday, October 23rd at 2:00 pm. Click this link for more information and to apply.

I hope that your department is able to take advantage of these grant opportunities!

Until next time,


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