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Healthy Environments Supporting Access to Healthy Foods

Health Foundation will consider projects that result in neighborhood conditions that support healthy eating behavior. For many people, eating a healthier diet is not as simple as choosing to eat healthier foods. Some neighborhoods do not have grocery stores that sell healthy foods and sometimes healthy foods are too expensive for people to buy. Health Foundation seeks to make changes in the built environmental that will support better access to healthy food.

Urban Planning Supporting Access to Healthy Foods

This funding opportunity has multiple deadlines throughout the year. It supports efforts by municipalities to adopt, revise and implement urban planning and design regulations to increase access to healthy, affordable food. For example, cities and towns can change zoning and tax laws to make it easier to create new grocery stores, farmers' markets, and community gardens. New regulations and incentives can help existing stores increase the number and variety of healthy products they sell.

Priority will be given to projects that:

  • Are in municipalities with sizeable low-income or underserved communities
  • Commit to training and technical assistance with an approved HFSF subject matter expert
  • Will be able to finalize language revisions and propose policy or code adoption within 18 months of award

What We Will Fund:

  • Training and technical assistance by a subject matter expert or consultant
  • Public input meetings
  • Urban tactical strategies

What We Will Not Fund:

  • Existing county or city staff


When to Apply:

Concept proposals are accepted through our online online portal  three times a year with the following deadlines: April 25, June 27, September 21.

Grant Amount:

Health Foundation is open to multi-year grants averaging $40,000 per year.


If you are interested in this particular strategy, please contact Dr. Janisse Schoepp at 305-374-7200 or