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The Great Place Race Intro

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Published on Apr 9, 2014

Do you have a unique idea on how to make a place great? The Great Place Race is looking for you and your great idea to make more great places in Cook County and Grand Portage, Minnesota. The Great Place Race is a friendly, local competition for mini-grants to use high impact, low cost ideas to create great places in our communities.

What makes a Great Place? A place that is inviting, beautiful, and catches the eye. A Great Place encourages people to slow down and spend time there. A Great Place reflects the unique character and identity of the community. To help enhance and create these great places, Moving Matters and the Cook County Chamber of Commerce will give out seed grants of $250-$1,000 to folks in Cook County or Grand Portage that have a compelling plan to use high impact and low cost ideas to make a place great. Projects need to be completed by July 31, 2014 and be put in place by the applicant. The mini-grant can cover the cost of items like planters, plants, paint, signs, chairs, public art, community gardens, bike racks, and much more.
The short, simple application is available online at www.becausemovingmatters.org or paper copies available at the Sawtooth Mountain Clinic front desk. Deadline for applications is April 30th. For more information, visit www.becausemovingmatters.org.

The Great Place Race is sponsored by the Moving Matters project of the Sawtooth Mountain Clinic and the Cook County Chamber of Commerce. The Moving Matters project, with funding from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota's Center for Prevention, is working to create safer and more accessible places to walk and bike in Cook County and Grand Portage.

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