Mini-grants

The HealthPoint Wellness Program is hosting mini-grants. The goal of these mini-grants is to improve the health and quality of life of UT Austin faculty and staff by allowing departments to apply for funds to offer a wellness initiative within their department or building.

Wellness Mini-Grants

The purpose of the HealthPoint Wellness Mini-grants is to provide requesting departments with funds not to exceed $1,500 to be used to support health initiatives within the requesting department for faculty and staff. Initiatives should aim to promote healthy behaviors or to change unhealthy behaviors. Funded requests will demonstrate the ability to promote health in the workplace, such as through healthy eating, healthy lifestyle choices, increased physical activity, or reduced stress. Example requests include, but are not limited to, shared standing workstations, AED/CPR training, tranquility room resources, and yoga, meditation or exercise equipment, etc.

Important Dates

  • Applications are due by June 30, 2017.
  • Applicants will be notified by July 14, 2017 if their application was awarded.
  • Funds must be spent by August 15, 2017.

Application

Please complete the appropriate application and return to Healthpoint.wellness@austin.utexas.edu by Friday, June 30, 2017. For a Microsoft Word form that can be filled in electronically, please email Healthpoint.wellness@austin.utexas.edu.

Requirements

Participation in wellness programs must be voluntary for faculty and staff and have no bearing on performance evaluation or benefits. The wellness initiative cannot be advertised by leadership in a way that makes employees feel like their performance is evaluated on participating in wellness activities. The University’s purchasing, procurement, and payment procedures must be followed.

This opportunity is made possible through a collaboration with the Living Well: Make it a Priority Program of the University of Texas System, Office of Employee Benefits.