DES MOINES | Four Siouxland-based institutions were awarded a little more than $84,000 through the Wellmark Foundation Small Matching Assets to Community Health grants program.

Organizations were able to request up to $25,000. To ensure community support for the grant projects, recipients were challenged to match this grant at 50 percent.

The city of Lawton was awarded $25,000 for a planned recreational trail; Morningside College was awarded $10,000 for a farm to school garden project; Siouxland District Health was awarded $24,008 to make accessibility improvements to Riverside Park in Sioux City; and Wall Lake was awarded $25,000 for a pool renovation project.

Each of the grant recipients submitted projects that can help individuals, families and communities achieve better health through safe and healthy environments that encourage physical activity or access to and the consumption of nutritious foods.

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