Five local nonprofit organizations received Mayor’s Healthy Hometown mini-grants totaling $49,082.

“These nonprofits are building a healthier Louisville Metro by strengthening families, working to increase access to healthy, affordable food, using out-of-school time to build resilience in youth and teach them skills that can lead to a career in the performance arts,” said Mayor Fischer.  “They are engaging youth and families to prevent obesity, and equipping women who’ve been incarcerated with social support, coping, parenting and job training skills to enable them to be successful in their recovery and productive members of the community.”

Dr. Sarah Moyer, director of Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness, said 40 applications were received for the mini-grants

Organizations receiving the grants are:

2NOT1 Fatherhood & Families $10,000

Works with families whose children have been removed from the home to provide parenting skills and support to help families be successfully reunited. 2NOT1 especially focuses on empowering fathers to be advocates for and involved with their children.

Community Farm Alliance Inc. and Louisville Association for Community Economics (LACE) $10,862

Low-income and underserved areas often have limited numbers of stores that sell healthy foods. In conjunction with CFA staff and other partners in the Metro-Louisville area, we will Identify, educate, and empower target neighborhoods that have little to no access to fresh foods with the goal of working together to establish a cooperative grocery store.

Academy of Music, Production, Education and Development (AMPED) $8,415

Pairs youth with mentors to study songwriting, music composition, performance, beat-making, recording, engineering, video, web design, and entrepreneurship. The students pay no fees and receive reading, writing, and support for multiple literacies all summer long. Staff includes a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) and Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) counselor who meet with students twice per week to discuss academics, behavior, and attendance as well as any issues that may be making it difficult for that student to learn, be successful, and whole.

Bates Community Development Corporation (BCDC) $10,000

Will integrate family wellness into existing BCDC youth programs and increase youth participation by 20%. BCDC currently offers Aerobics, Zumba, and Yoga classes to adults. Youth also participate in health & wellness education during out-of-school time programs.

My Chosen People $9,825

Serves women who have been incarcerated who have lost custody of their children and are struggling with addictions. Through education and collaborations, AMPED staff equip them with recovery skills, positive life and parenting skills, housing and employment opportunities and other resources to maintain recovery and ensure family success.

Since 2005, the Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement has awarded more than $600,000 in grants to more than 140 nonprofit community organizations.

To learn more about Healthy Louisville 2020, our shared community plan for improving health in Louisville, visit here.


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