HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign for the Mid-Atlantic

Helping Municipal Leaders Create Healthy, Prosperous Communities

The Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Cities & Towns Campaign provides free training and technical assistance to municipal leaders to adopt policies that make it easier for residents to eat better and move more.

The HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign is an initiative of The Institute for Public Health Innovation in partnership with the Maryland Municipal League and the Virginia Municipal League. 

The HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign

2019 Implementation Grants

Request for Proposals

This winter, cities and towns across Maryland and Virginia have an opportunity to obtain new resources to help residents and municipal employees eat healthier and move more. On February 15th, the HEAL Campaign released a request for proposals (RFP) to support selected local governments in Maryland and Virginia to implement policies that promote opportunities for healthy eating and physical activity.

The grant program will provide 4-10 small grants, totaling $40,000, to support the HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign’s goal to support local leaders’ efforts to create healthy, prosperous community environments where all residents and employees can eat better and move more. These grants are intended to provide resources for current HEAL Campaign member cities and towns to implement an adopted HEAL policy in their community and increase access to nutritious food choices and opportunities for physical activity. 

Please note all upcoming dates:

·       February 15, 2019 - Grant Application released

·       February 28, 2019 - RFP Informational Webinar (access the recording here)

·       March 15, 2019 - Grant Application due by midnight ET

·       Early April 2019 - Grant decisions announced

·       January 15, 2020 - Grant project end date

Click here to view and download the Request for Proposals. Click here to download a word document of the Applicant Forms (RFP Appendix). Additional information can be found in the Frequently Asked Questions here. This document will be regularly updated with any submitted questions.

For any remaining questions, please contact HEAL Campaign Manager Sydney Daigle at Sdaigle@institutephi.org.

This grant program is made possible through the financial support and generosity of our founding partner, Kaiser Permanente, and the continued collaboration of our strategic partners, the Maryland and Virginia Municipal Leagues.