DOVER-FOXCROFT - The Piscataquis Public Health Council has announced the recipients of mini-grant awards in a program designed to enhance physical activity opportunities and promote nutrition in Piscataquis County.
The one-time mini-grants support projects that promote healthy lifestyle choices by helping people quit using tobacco, eat healthier food, and/or get physically active. Mini-grants are available to almost any type of community group, club or association, municipalities, small businesses or Chambers of Commerce, faith communities or local programs that serve low-income people.
Winners for the application period ending Nov. 15 are:
• American Legion Post 41 of Milo, $4,000, for repair and expansion of the community basketball court located on land owned by the Post. The project will restore the court by grading, repaving and fencing the area. Once that work is completed, the American Legion intends to raise additional funding to expand the area to include a sand volleyball court, a walking trail with outdoor exercise equipment, a picnic area and parking.The mini-grants are awarded to applicants that can show sustainable change. Additional mini-grant awards will be made, with upcoming deadlines set for Feb. 15 and April 15. Grant applications can be obtained by contacting Robin Mayo, PPHC Community Partnership Director, at 564-4344.
The Piscataquis Public Health Council is one of 31 local Healthy Maine Partnerships, working on tobacco prevention and control, physical activity and nutrition, using tobacco settlement funds provided through the Fund for a Healthy Maine.
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