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Hometown Health Grant

Grants to Wisconsin Community Groups for Health-
Related Initiatives to Benefit Local Residents

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Mayo Clinic Health System

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Grants to Wisconsin community-based organizations for health-related initiatives to benefit local residents in the funding source's service area. Funding may be requested for operational or programmatic needs. Program priorities include mental health, obesity prevention, chronic disease reduction, alcohol and substance abuse, rural populations, and health care workforce development. Eligible programs must benefit the service area of Dunn, Chippewa, Eau Claire, Barron, Trempealeau, Pierce, St. Croix, and Buffalo counties.

Hometown Health grants provide funds for programs or projects that have impact in the community. The grant supports innovative efforts that align with Mayo Clinic Health System's 2021 funding priorities to:

  • Improve mental health with an emphasis on strengthening community mental health services and suicide prevention, and supporting the resiliency across the lifespan.
  • Prevent obesity and reduce chronic disease with a focus on reducing food insecurity and increasing public access to physical activity.
  • Prevent alcohol misuse and substance abuse with an emphasis on engaging youth.
  • Champion equity, diversity, and inclusion with an emphasis on advancing conversations in the community and engaging rural populations.
  • Strengthen health care workforce development with a focus on supporting youth in education and postsecondary career development opportunities.

Funding can be used to launch new projects and programs or improve programs that already exist.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178350

Term of Contract:

Grant recipients are engaged for an entire year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The grant works in partnership with community-based organizations.

Not eligible:

- For-profit organizations
- Labor or fraternal groups
- Organizations whose philosophy or mission is not in alignment or contradicts the mission of Mayo - Clinic Health System
- Political campaigns, candidates, parties or partisan activities
- Religious organizations for support of theological functions
- Youth and adult sports leagues
- Requests for:
Replacing funds already allocated or available in funded grants
Sole benefit of an individual
Capital campaigns
Endowment funds
Entry fees or pledges
Projects that are a duplication of an existing service
Reimbursement of expenditures already incurred
Assistance with travel expenses and registration fees
Vehicles, buildings, professional dues, incentives, memberships and construction projects

Pre-Application Information:

Applications will be accepted through Friday, April 30, 2021. Grants recipients will be notified the week of June 7, 2021.

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USA: Wisconsin: Dunn, Chippewa, Eau Claire, Barron, Trempealeau, Pierce, St. Croix and Buffalo counties.

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