Matching Grant Program to again be available in 2013
To build on the momentum of the ChooseWell incentives and local wellness activities, the ChooseWell Matching Grant Program will again be available to support employee wellness efforts in 2013.
The matching grant program is designed to increase the number of workplace wellness efforts that target weight loss, promote exercise or improve fitness levels. Managers may apply for grants of up to $1,000 to fund such wellness initiatives. In order to allocate dollars in an equitable fashion, grants will be awarded according to the number of employees in a work group.
All grant applications must include a physical activity. For example, if your department would like to order pedometers to conduct a walking competition or sponsor a team for a 5K race, then those activities would meet the grant criteria.
To help guide employee wellness efforts for 2013, a menu of suggested activities which offers examples of previous local efforts, is available online.
Grant applications must be submitted by May 31 by a manager or above. Applications will be reviewed by the ChooseWell Matching Grant Committee for approval. The review committee is made up of employees from Energy Delivery, Energy Services and Corporate, who will evaluate submitted programs and serve as advocates of the ChooseWell program.
If you have any further questions, contact Amanda Elder, Corporate Health & Safety Coordinator, (502) 627-2127.