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