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Rexburg in the runnings for $250K grant to promote healthy youth


REXBURG — The city of Rexburg has been selected as a finalist for a $250,000 grant given to communities centered on improving the healthy lifestyles of youth.

The city is working wth the Madison School District, Madison Memorial Hospital, and other groups in securing the High Five Grant, which is awarded by the Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation.

According to a news release from the city, the funds from the High Five Grant, known as the Community Transformation Grant would go toward increased cooperation of these groups. It would also go to provide programs and events for area youth to lead more active, healthy lives.

The application focused on areas that Rexburg has actively pushed, such as sports leagues, community access to healthy foods with food pantries, organized races, recreation programs, walking paths and bike lanes, improved parks and trails, and dietary education.

The city’s grant committee has reached out to community leaders to lend their support for this application through a video. The video will be sent as part of the application process and will be posted online by High Five Grant administrators. Other videos for finalist cities will also be posted online.

Community members are encouraged to look for this upcoming video and support the city by casting a vote for Rexburg.

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