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Posted on: March 23, 2023

Now Taking Applications - Health Infrastructure Grant

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Have a project in mind?   Apply now for our Health Infrastructure Grant!  


Project Description

A community wellness initiative that promotes the health infrastructure of Bayfield County, its residents and visitors.

Purpose: Provide the community with assistance to create the opportunity for a better place to live by supporting infrastructure for physical activity, promoting health and wellness.

Grant Details

  • Applications due Sunday, April 30, 2023.
  • Cost sharing of 50% from Bayfield County with local communities.
  • Up to $5,000 per project for cost sharing. Minimum of $1,000 request for grants.
  • Up to $30,000 of funds available county-wide.
  • Grant funds may only be used for materials, equipment and contractual costs.
  • Community may include donations of equipment, materials, parts, labor, and time in 50% cost-sharing. (Labor contributions up to $10/hour.)
  • Approved grant expenses will be reimbursed upon project completion.
  • Any funds awarded must not be used to replace (supplant) funds that have already been appropriated for the project.
  • Projects must be completed by Sunday, June 30, 2024.
  • A final summary report is due by Wednesday, July 17, 2024, or within 2 weeks of end of project completion.

 Criteria for Selection

  • Projects must create an opportunity for physical activity and/or promotion of healthy living.  
  • Special preference will be given to projects that promote health and wellness for persons of all ages.
  • Projects must focus on improving wellness opportunities in Bayfield County.
  • Project proposals will be accepted from towns, cities, village or tribe located within Bayfield County.  Community groups may work through these government entities.
  • Project proposals must demonstrate local commitment in the form of two letters of support from community members or organizations.
  • Selection of projects will be determined by the Health Infrastructure Committee.
  • Grant recipients will be announced by Friday, May 26, 2023.

Suggestions for Project Proposals

  • Improvements or outdoor exercise systems along hiking trails
  • Increasing community opportunities for silent sports such as cycling, windsurfing, paddle boarding, skiing and snowshoeing
  • Walking path development 
  • Playground equipment or interactive outdoor exercise equipment 
  • Sidewalks or other walking paths 
  • Community gardens or greenhouses 
  • Safety enhancements in parks or at swimming beaches  
  • Basketball, volleyball, pickleball or tennis courts 
  • Skateboard or wheel parks 
  • Improvements to existing buildings for youth and community development 
  • Other proposed projects are welcome

Fill out the application online (preferred)

Full Grant Description (PDF)

Grant Application (PDF)

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