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Healthy Hometown Grants

Healthy Hometowns is a community health improvement grant provided by Kansas Recreation and Park Association (KRPA) and the Powercat Health Partnership (Kansas State University, Kansas Health Foundation, and Stormont-Vail Hospital) to provide enhancement dollars to Kansas recreation and park agencies who support healthy lifestyles through programs and initiatives that promote healthy communities. Click here for more information. Application below, due by April 30th.

Goal: To improve the health and well-being of all Kansans.
1. Improve community health through the use of community partnerships and collaboration.
2. Educate and engage the community around health and wellness issues.
3. Strengthen the focus on health promotion and disease prevention.
4. Shape programs, systems and environments that support personal and community well-being.
5. Create sustainable, community-based improvements that address health disparities.

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KRPA will award $15,000 in grants to selected agencies. Awards will be given based on need with the maximum amount not to exceed $5,000. If you have questions, contact the KRPA office at (785) 235-6533 and speak with Kelli Maydew or Erika Devore.

Funding Guidelines

The awarded funds must be spent by October 1st, 2018 and used within the community. The funds can be used to enhance established health/ wellness activities or can be used to start up something new. For example:

  • Healthy Eating-Nutrition
  • Active Living-Physical Activity
  • Healthy and Safe Physical Environments
  • Community Preventive Services
  • Social and Emotional Wellness

If awarded, a Success Story Form and Narrative must be filled out and submitted with two pictures no later than four weeks after the event or project is complete.

Thank you to the Powercat Health Partnership!


  • Must be a current member of KRPA.
  • Must complete application form in its entirety through link provided in email or on krpa.org on or before the deadline date, April 30th, 2018.
  • May provide additional information, photos, testimonials, etc.
  • Project must include at least one community partner.
  • Community partner must submit a letter of support, on their business letterhead, along with the application.
  • These funds may be used in conjunction with other funds in order to meet the financial needs of the activity.

Healthy Hometown Grant Application

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