Atlanta Beltline Westside health grants total $500K

The Atlanta Beltline Partnership and Kaiser Permanente of Georgia have announced a $500,000 grant program to encourage organizations to develop health-related programming in communities along the Beltline’s Westside Trail.

The Westside Trail Community Health Grants are being made in tandem with a $2 million capital grant to fund construction of the trail. An informational webinar to explain the health grants is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8.

Two types of grants are offered. A one-year small grant of up to $30,000 would fund five to seven proposals, to be delivered in one year. A two-year large grant of up to $100,000 will be for as many as three proposals to be delivered over two years.

The initial grant proposal document will be available Sept. 9; application deadline is 5 p.m., Oct. 17. Qualified applicants will be invited to submit a full grant proposal by April 15, 2017.

“The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership is committed to working with neighborhoods, businesses, community- and faith-based organizations, among others, to create and support initiatives that encourage healthy living,” said Rob Brawner, executive director of the Partnership. “By partnering with organizations that share our vision, we are laying the groundwork for a cultural shift toward a healthier Atlanta.”