Wake County municipalities receiving grant support include Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Knightdale, Morrisville, Raleigh and Zebulon.  The initiatives vary in each municipality based on the local needs to address food and play deserts, bridge barriers and improve connectivity with safe paths for biking and walking, support grower’s markets and grocery co-ops, improve signage and wayfinding, or implement other built environment changes.   Active Living By Design (ALBD) is providing in-depth technical assistance throughout the grant period to all funded municipalities, and Advocates for Health in Action (AHA) provides local expertise to support and connect the municipalities to existing community resources.

Fuquay-Varina Healthy Eating Active Living - The Town of Fuquay-Varina’s project will increase healthy eating and active living opportunities in and near its downtown area. Read more.

Hub for Health in Garner - Led by the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources department, the Town of Garner’s project will improve connectivity in underserved neighborhoods that surround the future recreation center.   Read more.

CrossTies Initiative - The Knightdale Planning Department will lead the project for the Town of Knightdale’s project to improve pedestrian and bicycle connections between the Old Town neighborhood, the new Railroad Station Park, the farmers’ market and Knightdale Elementary School.  Read more.

Morrisville Moves to the Market: Creating a Town Center Food Hub Linked to Greenways - Led by the Town of Morrisville’s Planning Department the project will manage the relocation of the Western Wake Farmers’ Market from its current location to a newly developing town center in the heart of Morrisville. Read more.

Creating a Healthy Oasis in the Desert - The City of Raleigh’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources will lead Raleigh’s project to improve healthy food access and active living opportunities for children in food and play “deserts.”  Read more.

Watering the Food Desert - The Town of Zebulon’s Parks and Recreation department will lead the project to help the town address the recent label of a "food desert".  Read more.

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