^ 2020 LHCC Mini-Grantee Market Umbrella/ Crescent City Farmers Market adapted their market operations to include safe home delivery of local produce during the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo taken by Katie Sikora Photography.
Think of smoke-free signs, better lighting for a park trail so people feel comfortable walking at night, or even a crosswalk that allows people to safely cross a major thoroughfare. That’s why LHCC is offering grants to communities
To apply, please read through the grant information packet, fill out the grant form, and then submit your project proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a brief training on the types of intervention we aim to fund, please Register and Enroll in the course "Action for Policy, Systems, and Environmental Change: A Training.”
The Louisiana Healthy Communities Coalition (LHCC) fights death and disease, by going after the two biggest causes of chronic disease: tobacco and obesity.
One way to help communities fight those factors is through a little “seed” money, as small investments can lead to big changes. That’s why we are excited to announce in this round of grants that it will be awarding grantees $1,000 to $3,000 for obesity-related projects increasing access to healthy foods, including fruits and vegetables, for communities experiencing poor health.
LHCC seeks to fund innovative ideas doing the above through policy, system, and environmental (PSE) change approaches. What do we mean by PSE? Check out our explanation and examples* of fundable projects below.
Policy & System Change
Definition: Policy and system change often work together to change processes or rules of an organization, institution, or system.
Definition: Physically changing the environment. Environmental changes are best implemented when backed by a policy.
Establish infrastructure to support storage (refrigerators, freezers) or distribution (transportation costs) of fresh or frozen produce for a local food pantry, or other community organization. (Organization should also consider adopting a policy to stock fresh or frozen produce.)
Start or expand a community garden. (Organization should also consider policies to ensure space maintenance and use of what is grown.)
Plant fruit trees or an orchard in public spaces. (Organization should also consider policies to ensure space maintenance and use of what is grown.)
*This list is not comprehensive of all fundable projects. LHCC grant funds CANNOT be used to purchase food.
Many PSE changes include combinations of policy, systems and environmental change. To learn more about PSE change, visit Action4PSEchange.org.
As part of building a healthy community, 2020-2021 grantees will be connected to resources to help implement a tobacco-free policy at their proposed project site if it doesn’t currently have one.
Choose ONE option to apply: (1) Submit using our online application submitted though Google Form OR (2) our fillable form submitted though email to email@example.com.
Applications Open: Monday, November 9, 2020 at 9 am
grant Info Session and Q&A: Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 2 pm - Click here to register!
Applications Due: Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 11:59 pm
Applicants Notified: Friday, January 15, 2021
Funds Received: No later than Friday, February 5, 2021
Project Completion Deadline: Monday, May 31, 2021