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Atlanta BeltLine Partnership and Kaiser Permanente of Georgia Announce $500,000 Grant for Health Programming Along the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail

Interested Community-Based Health Organizations Encouraged to Apply for Program Funding

The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership (ABP) and Kaiser Permanente of Georgia (KPGA) have announced Westside Trail Community Health Grants, a new program designed to provide funding to organizations interested in developing and implementing unique, health-related programming in communities along the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail corridor. This $500,000 grant for health programming by Kaiser Permanente was made in tandem with a $2 million capital grant to fund construction of the Westside Trail.

“The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership is committed to working with neighborhoods, businesses, community- and faith-based organizations, among others, to create and support initiatives that encourage healthy living,” said Rob Brawner, executive director of the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership. “By partnering with organizations that share our vision, we are laying the groundwork for a cultural shift toward a healthier Atlanta. We are grateful to Kaiser Permanente for the funding that will allow this to happen.”

“We look forward to deepening our commitment to the Atlanta BeltLine, a project that is transforming the city’s landscape and promoting active living,” said Madelyn R. Adams, director of Community Benefit for Kaiser Permanente of Georgia. “As a non-profit health plan, everything we do—from providing our members with access to high-quality health care to funding programs that improve the health of the broader community—supports our mission to help metro Atlantans thrive.”

The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership is soliciting small and large grant proposals from eligible organizations to develop and offer innovative programs that will improve health outcomes in the communities along the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail. This grant program intends to foster collaboration throughout the Westside Trail communities in the interest of synergistically creating the greatest impact and improving quality of life.

Two types of program awards will be made:

  • One-Year Small Grant Awards (maximum award $30,000): up to 5-7 proposals will be funded and successful applicants will be expected to fulfill deliverables in one year.
  • Two-Year Large Grant Awards (maximum award $100,000): up to 3 proposals will be funded and successful applicants will be expected to fulfill deliverables in a two-year period.

Interested applicants are encouraged to participate in one of two scheduled informational webinars:

  • Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 at 6:30 pm EST
  • Thursday, September 8th, 2016 at 10:00 am EST

Specifics of the grant program and instructions for participating in the webinars can be found here. The initial grant proposal document will be available on Friday, September 9th and the application deadline is Monday October 17th at 5:00 pm EST. Qualified applicants will be invited to submit a full grant proposal by April 15th, 2017.

About the Atlanta BeltLine and the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership
The Atlanta BeltLine is a sustainable redevelopment project that is among the largest, most wide-ranging urban revitalization programs currently underway in the United States. The project is creating a 22-mile loop of public parks, multi-use trails and transit along a set of historic railroad corridors.

The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership enables the Atlanta BeltLine project by raising funds from the private sector and philanthropic community, engages the public through programming and outreach, and empowers the residents of the 45 Atlanta BeltLine neighborhoods through targeted partnerships in the areas of health, housing and economic opportunity. For more information visit beltline.org.

About Kaiser Permanente of Georgia
Kaiser Permanente is Georgia’s largest not-for-profit health plan. Its mission is to provide high quality, affordable health care services to improve the health of its members and the communities it serves. Kaiser Permanente serves nearly 300,000 members in a 28-county service area in metro Atlanta with care focused on their total health and guided by their personal physicians, specialists, and team of heath care providers. Expert and caring medical teams are supported by industry-leading technology and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the art delivery, and world-class chronic disease management. Nationally, Kaiser Permanente is recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers, serving approximately 10 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. For more information, visit share.kp.org.

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Atlanta BeltLine Partnership’s Office of Communications and Media Relations

John Becker
Communications Coordinator
(404) 446-4409, john@atlblp.org

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