Wellness Mini-Grants

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2014 CityFit! Wellness Mini-Grant


Awards Announced!!



On May 15, 2014 the City of Portland’s wellness committee, City Fit! announced to City department heads the availability of $5000 in wellness mini-grants. The $5000 sum was divided into 10 mini-grants, 2 for $1000, 4 for $500, and 4 for $250. Each department had the opportunity to apply for multiple grants based on their plans to develop and implement various health and wellness programs and the costs associated with those activities. The application deadline was Monday June 2, 2014.

City Fit! received a total of 17 requests from 11 departments totaling $11,956.27! On June 3, 2014 a subcommittee of City Fit! met to review the applications. Grants were evaluated using the following criteria:

  1. Impact and number of employees that benefit from the intervention
  2. Longevity and sustainability of the intervention
  3. Ability to support employee health and productivity
  4. Return on investment

Department #EEs Description App Amount
Barron Center
300
4 hour session on professional resilience and self care
$600
Corporation Counsel
6
Stress relief training
$250
Finance
26
5 Honeywell AirGenius air cleaners
$964.90
Info Technology
17
Fitness gear flexibility band kits
$502.50
Planning
33
Equipment to provide supportive environment for nursing mothers
$335
Police
220
Gym equipment
$1008.20
Public Health
11
Office bike and accessories
$520
Recreation and FM
30
Promotion of healthy eating for office work group
$500
Public Services
7
1 helmet and office bike
$450
Parking
30
Saddles for bike patrol
$250