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Active Living

To help cities plan for healthy communities

We bring a multidisciplinary approach to improving places where people live, work, learn, and play. We work with cities and partners to improve accessibility, quality of life, and health outcomes in Hennepin County.

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Active Living funding and technical assistance for cities

The Active Living program provides funding and technical assistance to cities and government agencies to advance healthy communities, active living, and equity.

Who is eligible for assistance?

Applicants can include cities and government agencies within the Hennepin County Public Health jurisdiction (all cities except Bloomington, Edina, Minneapolis, and Richfield).

Types of projects

Funding and technical assistance are available to help with the following activities:

  • Conducting assessments and education related to bike and walkability
  • Improving biking, walking, or public spaces through demonstration projects or infrastructure changes
  • Developing plans or policies to support physical activity and create healthier communities
  • Engaging traditionally underrepresented populations in the design of public spaces and support for physical activity


Applications are due April 8.

Applications can be emailed to


  • 2022 application deadline: April 8
  • Projects must be completed by October 31, 2022


Individual projects can receive up to $15,000.

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Denise Engen