5 The Healthy Cities Foundation launches a call for tenders for regional planning
5 Healthy Towns Foundation accepts proposals for regional interventions that insulation, access to food, and or physical activity Opportunities
in the service area of the 5 healthy towns (Chelsea, Dexter, Grass Lake, Manchester and Stockbridge). changing the system through connectivity, engagement, optimism and resilience.
The purpose of this call for tenders is to partner with the community to have a positive impact on the areas of interest listed through programs that are either best practices, recommended for success, or innovative ideas that have a high chance of success.
Applicants will use the attached document to provide a brief explanation of what they plan to accomplish with their regional proposal. Interested parties can find an RFP worksheet, glossary of terms, and sample CSI scorecard at www.5healthytowns.org/regional-grant-applications/
The successful candidates:
- Include at least three of the 5 Healthy Cities service areas.
- Address at least one of the three goals (isolation, access to food and opportunities for physical activity) while building on the pillars of 5HF: eat better, move more, connect with others in a healthy way and avoid unhealthy substances.
- Provide evidence that the proposed intervention is related to isolation, access to food and / or opportunities for physical activity using local data. Applicants can use the data sources available on onebigconnection.org/facts-figures
or other local data sources.
- Have an evaluation strategy that uses SMART goals to determine success.
- Incorporate the principles of connectivity, engagement, optimism and / or resilience.
- Have a plan for the continuation / sustainability of the proposal when the 5HF funding ends.
- Identify 501c3 (s) to serve as tax agent.
- Define how the app integrates individuals or populations with different experiences.
- Include a budget outline.
Items that are typically not funded by 5HF include medical services, debt reduction, endowment building, and annual appeals.
Proposals will be reviewed by the 5HF Strategic Impact Committee (CSI) and successful proposals will be invited to complete a grant application. Proposals should be sent to [email protected] and [email protected] by October 15 for consideration at the October ISC meeting. The following application deadlines are November 8 and December 12.
About the 5 Healthy Cities Foundation:
5 Healthy Towns Foundation (5HF) is a private foundation governed by a volunteer board of directors serving the Michigan school districts of Chelsea, Dexter, Grass Lake, Manchester and Stockbridge. 5HF’s mission is to cultivate improved personal and community well-being by encouraging people in its five healthy cities to eat better, move more, avoid unhealthy substances, and connect with others in healthy ways. For more information on 5HF, visit 5healthytowns.org.