Currently Funded Programs


2016 community impact grant recipientsPathfinder Village – Hoop House Improvement Project
Funding to support the Pathfinder Produce Market staffed by adults and students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The grant purchased additional growing supplies and equipment to help adults and students learn about planting, caring, and harvesting plants for their produce market.

Bassett HC, Research Institute – Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Project
This project in conjunction with the Bassett School-Based health clinics at both schools, low-income families with higher risk of heart disease associated with obesity will receive Vouchers (prescriptions) for fruits and vegetables and participate in nutrition/cooking lessons to prepare them.

Johnson Park Center – Healthy Hearts
Funding to support AED and CPR classes to low-income, high-risk populations in the inner City of Utica who have been diagnosed substance abuse and mental health disabilities.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oneida County – Youth REAST – Blended FEAST youth program – 2 yr. funding
Healthy promotion outreach activities for City of Utca Youth ages 14-18 held at Boilermaker Urban Garden (BUG) Municipal Housing Authority (East & West side) UCP Root Farm, and CCE Oneida. Youth FEAST program empower youth to grow, process, distribute, provide access to and cook with fresh fruits and vegetables grown at the BUG.

Masonic Care Community – Intergenerational Cooking Class
Funding to support an intergenerational cooking class offered to senior residence, summer camp students, and daycare program. Daycare program learn to plant and maintain gardens located on campus and the summer camps students will have two inter-generational cooking classes with senior residence from the Acacia Village. Classes will be taught by OHM BOCES students.

Center for Family Life & Recovery – Healthy Heart Club – 2 yr. funding
Program targeting high-risk, school-age children. Participants are asked to make a 9-month commitment to the Healthy Heart Club monthly group activity and weekly take-home activities. Students are given a Healthy Heart Passport to track their weekly physical activities and well as healthy eating options.

Mt. Markham CSD – Running Club
Funding will support and afterschool running program for middle school students and their family members using pedometers and computer software program to track miles, progress towards goals, and health benefits.

The ARC, Oneida-Lewis Chapter NYSARC – The Groovement Project
Funding supports a health program for clients and staff at The Arc. The program comprises of nutritional sessions, exercise classes, and measuring blood pressure, BMI, weight and stress levels.

The Boilermaker Road Race – AED Project
Purchase an AED for their target population (homes, businesses, West Utica Famers Market, Saranac Thursdays, and Boilermaker Road Race)

Insight House CDS, Inc – Encouraging Physical Activity in Drug Rehabilitation
Funding will target high-risk population ages 18-60 in drug rehabilitation with the purchase of exercise equipment set up stations that offer a more diverse workout options and enhance recovery.

Harts Hill Elementary – Harts Hill Bike and Hike Loop
Funds will help build the first phase of a safe and suitable bike and hike loop in conjunction with Hart’s Hill School, Marcy Elementary, OHM BOCES, OCHD, and CHSC grant. Bikeology will be part of the physical education curriculum. Bike and helmets will also be part of the program.

Mohawk Valley Institute for Learning in Retirement (MVILR) – CPR / AED Training
Funding to support CPR and AED training to area seniors.

Elderflife, Inc – Moving with Music
Grant to provide an updated music system for the City of Utica of Utica Bureau and Parkway Recreational Center Moving with Music Program in increase physical activity through dance and exercise classes for area youth and seniors.

Notre Dame Elementary – Multi-Cultural Inactivity
Funding to purchase a rock-wall for Physical Education Classes

Midtown Community Center – Community Gardens Beds
Funding to support the building and upkeep of community beds harvested by resettled refugees including Karen, Burmese, Somali-Batu, Sudanese, and Bhutanese-Nepali families.

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