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December 26, 2013

NEWS AND TRIBUNE LETTERS — For Dec. 26

Healthy mini-grants are available

We are fortunate to live in a community whose citizens are actively involved in making it the best place possible to live, work, and play. On behalf of the Growing Healthy Lives (GHL) initiative that is funded for three years by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, we think those citizens will be gratified to know they can apply for money to make their plans and wishes a reality. But they must act quickly.

GHL is offering mini-grants from $300 to $5,000 to nonprofits or entities like municipalities, coalitions and other groups for projects that promote walking and/or biking in Clark County. Because of GHL’s previous investments in Jeffersonville projects, preference will be given to communities outside Jeffersonville that will use the money to fund services and not general operating expenses.

Please jump at this chance. The application and details are available through the GHL link on the Wellness Coalition of Southern Indiana’s website at wellnesscsi.com. The deadline is Jan. 16 and projects must begin no later than April 1.

It’s a busy season with holidays upon us, but think of this opportunity as yet another gift — money to serve and support individuals and families all around us! We hope to receive your application soon. That would make it a happy new year for Clark County.

— Jennifer Harris, member, Growing Healthy Lives and Wellness Coalition of Southern Indiana

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