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Healthy Environments Supporting Physical Activity

Health Foundation seeks to support projects that change the built environment in a neighborhood which results in increased access to physical activity opportunities. It highlights the importance of designing and improving neighborhoods and communities so that they support and enable activity by providing a safe and secure environment equipped with the necessary infrastructure. For example, to support individuals to engage in physical activity, sidewalks should be accessible and well maintained, street crossings properly marked and controlled, and parks outfitted with fitness infrastructure.

Parks with Outdoor Exercise Equipment

Priority will be given to projects that:

  • Install outdoor clustered exercise equipment
  • Show match funding from other sources
  • Target parks in underserved communities
  • Have conducted preliminary assessment to show community demand
  • Include parks with characteristic critical to high levels of utilization
  • Have the support from appropriate county or city officials

What We Will Fund:

  • Costs associated with fitness equipment and installation
  • Costs associated with design and construction of walking and biking trails
  • Community engagement and other planning activities
  • Limited number of classes to show community residents how to properly use fitness equipment

What We Will Not Fund:

  • Soil sample analysis
  • Ongoing programming at the sites
  • Maintenance costs
  • Sport-related facilities (i.e. baseball fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, swimming pools)

 

When to Apply:

Concept proposals are accepted year-round through our online Portal.

Grant Amount:

Health Foundation is open to multi-year grants averaging $50,000 per year.

Contact:

If you are interested in this particular strategy, please contact Peter Wood at 305-374-7200 or pwood@hfsf.org

Complete Streets

This Health Foundation funding opportunity has multiple deadlines throughout the year. A Complete Streets approach integrates people and place in the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of our transportation networks. This helps to ensure streets are safe for people of all ages and abilities, balance the needs of different modes, and support local land uses, economies, cultures, and natural environments.

Priority will be given to projects that:

  • Are aligned with County, FDOT and/or National Complete Streets Coalition guidelines
  • Apply to both new and retrofit projects, including design, planning, maintenance, and operations, for the entire right of way
  • Establish performance standards and measurable outcomes
  • Are financially supported in part by the pertaining local jurisdiction

What We Will Fund:

  • Consultation and/or training leading to the development and approval of Complete Street policies, ordinances, design manuals and/or street project design

What We Will Not Fund:

  • Existing county or city staff
  • Projects that are limited to resolutions

 

When to Apply:

Concept proposals are accepted through our online Portal three times a year with the following deadlines: March 15, May 15 and August 15.

Grant Amount:

Health Foundation is open to multi-year grants averaging $40,000 per year.

Contact:

If you are interested in this particular strategy, please contact Peter Wood at 305-374-7200 or pwood@hfsf.org

Urban Planning to Support Active Communities

This Health Foundation funding opportunity has multiple deadlines throughout the year. It supports efforts by municipalities to adopt, revise, and implement urban planning and design regulations to increase walkability and bikeability in South Florida communities. Planning and policy tools include local comprehensive plans, open space plans, transportation plans, site plans and zoning code ordinances.

Priority will be given to projects that:

  • Are implemented in municipalities with sizable low-income populations
  • Commit to training and technical assistance with an approved HFSF subject matter expert
  • Are able to finalize language revisions and propose policy or code adoption within 18 months of award

What We Will Fund:

  • Training and technical assistance by a subject matter expert
  • Consultant costs
  • Public input meetings
  • Tactical Urbanism strategies

What We Will Not Fund:

  • Existing county or city staff

When to Apply:

Concept proposals are accepted through our online Portal three times a year with the following deadlines: March 15, May 15 and August 15.

Grant Amount:

Health Foundation is open to multi-year grants averaging $40,000 per year.

Contact:

Interested in this particular strategy? Please contact Peter Wood at 305-374-7200 or pwood@hfsf.org