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Iowa Healthy Communities Initiative Grant Program

The Iowa Healthy Communities Initiative Grant Program, also known as the Iowa Community Wellness Grant (CWG) Program, was legislated in HF2539. A total of 36 Local Boards of Health (LBOH) have received funding to implement local wellness initiatives. Funding for the Iowa Community Wellness Grant Program has been a blend of state appropriations and federal funding secured by Senator Tom Harkin since the passage of HF2539.

The goal of this funding program is to provide the means for Local Boards of Health and their community coalitions to build sustainable wellness and health improvement initiatives. The projects may design innovative programs that can demonstrate measurable health improvement in the identified focus areas in the defined community. The Iowa Community Wellness Grant Model is intended to help communities build resources for a healthier people and a healthier community. The term healthy community is used to denote a community which has engaged citizens who use broadly based strategies to improve their quality of life and to nurture the population -- building a more positive future for all. This work builds the community capacity to use local assets and resources to improve the health and quality of life for Iowans.

2009 - 2010 Iowa Community Wellness Grant Cycle

2010 - 2011 Iowa Community Wellness Grant Cycle

2011 Iowa Community Wellness Grant Cycle