Sheldon Named Recipient of MATCH Grant

May 10, 2021 2:33pm

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The City of Sheldon has been selected to receive one of thirteen Wellmark Foundation Matching Assets to Community Health (MATCH) grants.  However, to ensure community support for their project, the grant is contingent upon securing the required dollar-for-dollar match by August 25th.


The thirteen grantees are planning projects that can help individuals, families and communities achieve better health through built environment initiatives that encourage physical activity and providing access to healthy foods.


Sheldon has been selected to receive a grant of $100,000 to create a one-mile loop around the Crossroads Park Lake and add one mile to the existing Sheldon Recreational Trail system. The trail will tie in to the existing 6.23 miles of the Sheldon Recreational Trail which incorporates residential neighborhoods, schools, parks, and Northwest Iowa Community College together via a pedestrian and bicycle safe transportation system. The existing trail is used year-round and is part of the overall community effort to create space for physical activity and to enhance the overall wellness of the Sheldon community.