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Healthy Places Grants 

Applications are now closed. Check back in spring 2024 for other possible opportunities.

    Lorain County Public Health (LCPH) is committed to increasing access to healthy eating and active living opportunities to prevent chronic disease. LCPH offers Healthy Places grants to nonprofits, community organizations, and other groups that serve people in Lorain County. The purpose of these grants is to create a long-lasting impact on the health of people in Lorain County, especially people in overburdened populations. Because the aim of the grants is to create long-lasting impact through infrastructure or environment improvements, LCPH does not award funding for personnel, programming or events.

    Learn about shared use - the concept that makes and keeps these projects open to the public.

    This Healthy Places Grant program has invested nearly $750,000 back into the community since 2015. The grantees also leveraged an additional $270,000 in non-LCPH funding for their projects.

    Call 440-322-6367 with questions and ask for the Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention division, or email healthed@loraincountyhealth.com.

    Explore past projects

    Parks and playgrounds

    • Hydration Station and Dog Waste station in Pocket Park: Elyria South Branch Library, Leaders of Today, 2022
    • Playground Improvements, Amherst Township Park, 2021
    • School Playground Enhancements, Amherst Junior High School, 2021

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    Walking trails and sidewalks

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    Public art and places to hang out

    Shared use spaces, like gyms

    • It Takes a Village Breastfeeding Space: Lorain Central Branch Library, 2022
    • Community Walking and Track Turnstile, Brookside High School, 2017
    • Community Athletic Complex, North Ridgeville Academic Center, 2017

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    Outdoor and public fitness equipment

    More projects:

    • Community Fitness Equipment, City of Oberlin, 2015

    Community gardens

    • Community Garden and Green Space: Elyria West River Branch Library, 2022
    • Community Garden at We Care We Share, Lorain, Hope for Futures, 2021
    • Community Agriculture Support, Oberlin Community Services and George Jones Farm, Oberlin, 2017

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    Other projects:

    • Freedge - Free Community Fridge at the Library: El Centro de Servicios Sociales, Inc., 2022 
    • Conscious Discipline Program, Kendal at Oberlin, 2021
    • Take Control of Your Health Program, El Centro de Servicios Sociales, Inc., 2021
    • Memory Cafe at Fields United Methodist Church in North Ridgeville, A Dementia Friendly LIFE, 2021
    • ELA Program Expansion, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lorain County, 2021