The grant proposal submission period for the Healthy Behaviors Mini Grant is closed.


This Healthy Behaviors Mini Grant funding opportunity is to support implementation of new or expanded community programs that encourage individuals to make healthy choices by: 

  • Increasing physical activity
  • Increasing healthy eating
  • Preventing tobacco use and promoting cessation
  • Preventing substance and alcohol abuse

Community programs can include: workshops, classes and events. Programming must be implemented quarterly at a minimum. Programming must begin no later than January 2024.

Grant Awards

This is a competitive grant application process with a limited number of 14-month grants of up to $25,000 available from The Rapides Foundation. Applicants must be nonprofit organizations classified as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code, or a governmental organization. Funds may be used for programmatic and promotional expenses aligning with the purpose of the Healthy Behaviors Mini Grant.

Grant proposals should impact residents within the Foundation’s nine-parish service area of: Allen, Avoyelles, Catahoula, Grant, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Rapides, Vernon and Winn parishes.

Proposal Submission Process

Proposals for the Healthy Behaviors Mini Grant will be accepted using The Rapides Foundation’s online application process only. (See link to online application in right column.)


Applicants should thoroughly review the Request for Proposals and other key documents included in the Key Materials section (in right column) to see full details, application process, and proposal requirements and exclusions. Technical assistance by Foundation staff is available at no cost to applicants requesting help with proposal submission.

Informational Webinar

An informational webinar about this grant opportunity was held on Wednesday, June 14. To view a recording of the webinar, click the button below. 

The webinar presentation is also available in the Key Materials section below.

View the webinar recording

Proposal Submission

The grant proposal submission period is closed.

Note: If you are a grantee trying to access your grant account, please click the Grantee Login tab located in the black bar at the bottom of the website page.


For questions related to this funding opportunity, contact:

Dallas Russell
Program Officer

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