Funding Alert: Healthy Parks, Healthy People Microgrant


National Public Lands Day – Healthy Parks Healthy People Micro-grants - Due August 19

The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) and NPS Office of Public Health are pleased to announce a new micro-grant opportunity to increase the visibility of Healthy Parks Healthy People, and promote the incorporation of health and wellness activities on National Public Lands Day on September 28, 2019.

Applications are due FRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 2019

Program Description:

The National Park Service and the National Environmental Education Foundation have identified increased visibility of Healthy Parks Healthy People as a vehicle for further deepening connections between people and parks and public lands.

Through a competitive process, the NPS Office of Public Health - Healthy Parks Healthy People will award 6 micro-grants ($2,000 each) to support health promotion activities on NPLD on Saturday, September 28, 2019.

All awarded national parks and programs will be considered to be featured in an Healthy Outdoors Activity eGuide being developed by NPS, NEEF, and the US Forest Service.

Awardees will submit a short event summary report with photos and/or video clips (up to 1 min), and participate in a post-event interview conducted by NEEF.

NPLD events must incorporate two or more health promoting activities, sanctioned for NPLD 2019 from the list provided below.

  • Walk with a Doc

  • Health Screenings

  • Nature and Forest Therapy (Forest Bathing)

  • Community Gardening

  • Open Streets (Cyclovia)

  • Green Exercise Clinics (Yoga, Zumba, Tai Chi)

  • Gateway Activities (Picnicking, Running, Fishing, Bicycling, Camping, Walking)

  • Art Therapy

  • SunWise

  • Conservation/Restoration

  • Tree planting (Plant with a Doc)

Need more explanation for these activities? Access descriptions using this link:

Proposals will be reviewed and scored using the following criteria:

  • Clarity of the proposal (3 points)

  • Originality and approach (4 points)

  • Level of participation from health partners (5 points)

  • Breadth of partners engaged (4)

Note: Only NPLD registered parks will be considered. Review consideration will also be given to achieve overall diversity among awardees (e.g. park regions, park settings).

To apply, be prepared to provide your contact information, confirmation that your event is registered as a NPLD event in 2019, and a short narrative to describe the health promoting activities that are planned, a brief budget narrative with itemized planned expenditures for the use of the $2,000 award, as well as a list of health partners and their roles in the planning and/or execution of your event.