Grant Funding Available to Add Fitness Courts to Your Communities

Posted on December 7, 2022 by Matt Bach

The Michigan Municipal League wanted to let our members know about an exciting grant opportunity that could enhance the existing recreation areas in your communities by adding a fitness court. More than two dozen Michigan communities have already added these fitness courts to areas in their communities and your community could be next.

Priority Health has continued their statewide partnership with National Fitness Campaign (NFC) to launch $500,000 in grant funding for future-ready cities and schools across Michigan. The goal of this partnership is to support the funding of healthy communities throughout the state of Michigan.

Visit to learn more and qualify for funding and partnership opportunities.

This grant funding will be allocated to support municipalities across the state in joining the growing NFC wellness campaign building healthy infrastructure to smart cities and schools of the future. NFC’s award-winning initiative is now planning its 500th Healthy Community in America and is poised to deliver vital outdoor wellness programs helping to fight the obesity epidemic across the country.

If you are not yet familiar with the campaign, the program is designed to bring world-class healthy infrastructure to public spaces, along with consulting, funding, and community programming support, and was formed in response to the growing health crisis in America caused by sedentary lifestyles. Please watch the National Fitness Campaign 3-minute video describing the program: Campaign Video.

A number of Michigan communities already have these fitness courts, including Big Rapids, Saginaw, Roseville, Kalamazoo, Canton, and Grand Blanc.

Through the continued partnership, Priority Health and NFC will work with municipalities who believe wellness is a priority, to bring the campaign to cities and schools across Michigan in 2023, with the goal of making free, world-class fitness accessible to all. Click here to get started.

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