Healthy Start Mini-Grants Now Available



West Virginia’s Promise is making it easier for families and children in West Virginia to have a healthy start. The program announced a statewide Healthy Start-Mini Grant Project this week at the 2019 Hunger Summit hosted by Mountaineer Foodbank in Sutton.

"Too few children have access to regular healthy meals and exercise in West Virginia,” said Pam Dugan, Statewide Director of West Virginia’s Promise – The Alliance for Youth. “We believe it’s so important for families and children to have a healthy start. That’s why we are sponsoring this mini-grant project." 

How to Apply 
Local non-profits such as schools, after school programs, churches, homeless shelters, food pantries, and community organizations are eligible to receive up to $600 to host a healthy start project for families and youth in their community. Eligible projects include community events and activities focused on a healthy start, as well as feeding programs, backpack programs, events, and outreach. 

Applications for the West Virginia’s Promise Healthy Start Mini-Grant Project will be accepted between August 12th, 2019 -October 7th, 2019 to be considered for funding. Activities must include an element of volunteer recruitment as well as outreach in the community. 

Click here for the complete grant application.  Contact Pamela Dugan for more information. 

About West Virginia’s Promise – The Alliance for Youth 
West Virginia’s Promise - The Alliance for Youth is a statewide program that mobilizes partners across West Virginia to support young people. The America’s Promise Alliance began in 1997 under the direction of its founding chairman, General Colin Powell.  The program is built around the framework of providing the Five Promises to America’s young people: Caring Adults, Safe Places, A Healthy Start, An Effective Education and Opportunities to Help Others. 

Support for West Virginia’s Promise is provided by Volunteer West Virginia, Inc. a non-profit organized in support of West Virginia’s National Service and volunteer networks.

Contact Information

Pam Dugan,

Volunteer West Virginia

600 Capitol Street, Charleston, WV 25301
Phone: 304.558.0111 | Toll Free: 800.WVHELPS | Fax: 304.558.0101

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