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Center for ActiveWV: 2021-2022 Capacity-Building Grant Cycle
To increase physical activity access for all West Virginians

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Grant Overview


The Center for ActiveWV, at the WVU College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, through a partnership with HPCD, is funding projects statewide to increase physical activity. These one-time Capacity-Building Grants range from $1000 - $5000.

Application guidelines

Capacity-Building Grants are competitive. Each application will be objectively ranked by a selection committee using a standard scoring rubric. The total number of projects funded is dependent on the requested amounts and the strength of the proposals. Projects may receive partial funding.

Capacity-Building Grants cannot be used to fund:  

  • One-time events or programs  

  • Multiple projects with the same organization  

  • Political purposes  

  • Publicity or propaganda


Applications Must Demonstrate the Following: the Five Asks from HPCD including

  • Incorporate at least one Policy, Systems, and Environment (PSE) change over the course of the grant period.

  • Utilize health equity considerations in your project to help reduce health disparities.

  • Provide information on how you plan to ensure the sustainability of your efforts.

More about the Center for ActiveWV


The overarching goal of the Center for ActiveWV is to provide an effective statewide physical activity framework that will promote sector input and collaboration, facilitate physical activity research among multidisciplinary teams, and guide state and local policy and practice.


The vision of the Center for ActiveWV is to increase the physical activity levels of both children and adults in our state to meet or exceed the national physical activity recommendations (2018 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans) and to, therefore, improve the health and quality of life of all West Virginians.

Learn more about the 2020-2021 grantees!

2019-2020 Funded Projects

Mon River Trail Conservancy

Walk with a Future Doc

Healthy Berkeley

Grant Contact Information

Rachel Byrne

Project Coordinator


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