Voices into Action Mini-Grants

Voices into Action has limited mini-grant funding for the community to help improve access to healthy and affordable food and places to be active.

2015 mini-grant applications will be due on

Friday, October 31 by 5:00pm for all counties!

Please review the information in the mini-grant packet before starting your application. Each county will also have an information session where interested applicants may learn more about the process. Please see below for dates and locations.

Western Harnett County

Information Packet – Harnett

Information Session:
Wednesday, October 22
Harnett County Cooperative Extension
126 Alexander Dr., Lillington

Lee County

Information Packet – Lee

Information Session:
Wednesday, October 15
McSwain Center, Meeting Room A
2420 Tramway Rd, Sanford

Southeast Raleigh

Information Packet – Southeast Raleigh

Information Session:
Monday, October 20
512 Brickhaven Rd, Rm 203
Raleigh (near the arboretum, off Beryl Rd)


Allowable expenses include, but are not limited to: educational materials, marketing materials, signage, gardening tools and supplies, seeds, soil, plants, cooking equipment, printing costs, portable food storage/shelving (e.g. baskets, removable/portable shelves), and portable fitness equipment (e.g. jumpropes, hand weights, sports equipment, exercise DVDs).

Unallowable expenses include: staff/personnel time, travel costs, furniture (e.g. benches, tables, chairs, tents), permanent structures and construction of permanent structures (e.g. playgrounds, paved walking trails, fencing, new building space), and large appliances (e.g. refrigerators, freezers).

Please call Marissa at 919-335-6835 if you have questions about your proposed budget.


Applications can be submitted online using this Google form. 

Applications may be submitted via hard copy or email by downloading and printing this PDF document. Please contact Marissa at 919-335-6835 or marissa_sheldon@ncsu.edu if you would like to request a hard copy mailed to your address.

Add-ons for Online Applications:
Letter of Collaboration Template
Mini Grant Agreement

For information about 2014 Mini-Grant projects, please view our blog.