The Delaware Public Health District (DPHD) is announcing today the availability of $10,000 in grant funds to promote projects aimed at enhancing physical activity, healthy eating, and access to opportunities that promote living a healthy lifestyle for Delaware County residents through the Creating Healthy Communities (CHC) Mini-Grant program.

The purpose of the CHC Mini-Grant is to prevent and reduce chronic disease in Delaware County, as well as furthering the mission of The Partnership of a Healthy Delaware County (The Partnership) in supporting the implementation of the 2019-2022 Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) and subsequent Delaware County Community Health Improvement Plans.

The RFP (Request for Proposals) provides detailed information about eligibility, the background, intent, and scope of the grant, as well as policy, procedures, performance expectations, and general information about the grant. It will also provide requirements associated with submission of the grant application and administration of the grant.  The full RFP packet is located here.

Funding levels for all applicants will depend on the number and scope of proposals received, recommendations from the review panels, quality of each application, justification for the amount of funding requested, demonstrated needs data, and adherence to the objectives outlined in the RFP. Any award made through this program is contingent upon the availability of funds for this purpose.

All applications and attachments are due by 3:30pm on Tuesday, Feb.15, 2022 electronically via email to with the subject line “2022 CHC Mini-Grant Application- AGENCY NAME”. Applications received after the due date will not be considered for funding. Faxed, hand delivered, or mailed applications will not be accepted. Funding decisions are expected to be announced by March 4, 2022 with funded projects having a timeline of April 1, 2022 to Dec. 31, 2022.

For more information, please contact Josie Bonnette at (740) 203-2034 or by email at

Last Updated on January 5, 2022