Community Grant Program

As part of the New Jersey Healthy Communities Network, a funding collaborative provides grants to communities to enhance the built environment and advance policy to support healthy eating and active living.  Grantees include health departments, non-profit organizations, parks and recreation departments, school boards, and more.  View grantees    Apply for a grant    Join the funding collaborative

Grantee benefits include:

  • Membership in a statewide cohort
  • Capacity building webinars and meetings
  • Social media coaching
  • Peer-to-Peer learning
  • Connection to resources and best practices
  • “As-needed” on-call support
  • Evaluation

Both grantees and funders benefit from shared learning and resources.  Each community is unique; therefore, the geographic, cultural, and economic diversity among grantees enriches the learning network and builds capacity to catalyze community change.

Goals include:

  • Advance local policies that create healthy environments and support healthy behavior
  • Engage communities that face socio-economic barriers to health
  • Increase funds allocated toward primary prevention at a local level
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