Application Open! Active SWV to award 40 grants of $1,000

Calling all workplaces: Active SWV in partnership with WV Health Promotion and Chronic Disease will award 40 grants across West Virginia. You may apply for up to $1,000 to jump-start your workplace wellness program. Check out some of the creative ways past recipients have expanded their programs below!

Deadline to apply is October 30, 2020 by 11:59pm.
Application Priorities

Applications must demonstrate the following:

  • Policy, systems, and environmental change strategies
  • A focus on Health Equity
  • Enrolling with WV Health Connection
  • Sustainability
  • A commitment to a healthier workplace through the Good Example Contract included in your application
Eligibility Requirements

Your workplace must meet the following requirements to apply:

  • Employee 20+ people
  • Provide health insurance
  • Have headquarters in the U.S.
  • Employ at least one person who is certified in CDC Work@Health, or who is actively taking the course.

Don’t have a Work@Health certified employee? We can help with that too! Contact Workplace Wellness Director Veronica Crosier at to find enrollment opportunities for this free 6-8 week virtual course. You can read more about Work@Health here.

Grants cannot fund:
  • Activities taking place at a school during the school day
  • One-time events
  • Clinical care
  • Furniture (but office workout equipment is allowed!)
  • Political purposes
  • Publicity or propaganda
Success Stories

Check a few of many creative workplace wellness initiatives from last year’s applicants.

Bike Desks at Conservation Legacy
Conservation legacy offers creative ways to stay focused and active even while on the job with bike desks.
New Fitness Center at Region 1 Workforce Partners in Action
R1PIA’s Wellness Committee identified an unused conference room and transformed it into a free fitness center with weights, yoga mats, a treadmill and more!
Healthy Meeting Menu Policy at Cabell-Huntington Health Department
CHHD established a new wellness committee and enacted a policy to ensure healthy options at all staff meetings. Here staff enjoy a cooking demo to increase their knowledge of healthy options.

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