Get $1,000 for community with SAGE mini-grants

GENESEE COUNTY — Safe and Active Genesee for Everyone (SAGE) will award eight $1,000 mini-grants to groups or organizations working to further active living in Genesee County.

Applications are due by 5 p.m., March 28 for innovative ideas about how to increase community members’ levels of physical activity, promote or increase the use of active transportation or advocate for policy changes that support active living.

Access the application at or pick one up at the Crim Fitness Foundation office, 452 S. Saginaw in Flint.

SAGE is calling on neighborhood block clubs, associations, community and civic groups, non-profit organizations, school groups or other interested parties to develop innovative ideas about how to integrate physical activity into daily routines through activities such as walking, taking the stairs, bicycling for transportation, playing in the park, doing yard work or using recreation facilities such as trails — also known as active living.

Applicants could develop strategies to encourage people to use active transportation, educate others on active living, build or enhance public spaces for physical activity, empower people to advocate for active living or host events or activities that encourage people to be physically active.

Open office hours are 3:30–6 p.m. March 11 at the Crim. Each grant recipient will also be paired with a SAGE member who will serve as their active living coach. — G.G.

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