The Office of Nutrition and Fitness seeks to provide information about grant opportunities for nutrition, physical activity and obesity prevention work.
2013 Community-Police Partnership Awards
The MetLife Foundation and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) are award ing innovative partnerships between community groups and police to promote neighborhood safety and revitalizations.
Amount: Up to $30,000
Deadline: March 17, 2013
Leadership Academies on Reducing Child Hunger through Afterschool and Summer Meals
The National League of Cities (NLC) is accepting applications from teams of city officials, staff and other key stakeholders to attend a training. The training will provide teams with strategies for maximizing federal reimbursement of afterschool and summer programs that serve healthy meals to children and youth. These teams are also eligible to receive additional grants of $30,000 to $60,000 to expand participation in Federal meal programs.
Amount: Training and potentially up to $60,000
Deadline: March 25, 2013
2013 Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Childhood Obesity Announcement
The Childhood Obesity Prevention Challenge Area announcement focuses on reduces the prevalence of overweight and obesity among children and adolescents. The goals of the project include generating new knowledge about factors that influence weight gain, developing interventions to impact dietary consumption, television viewing and physical activity and assessing the impact of interventions. Applications must integrate research, education, and Extension projects.
Amount: Up to $1,000,000
Deadline: April 11, 2013
Applications for New Awards; Carol M. White Physical Education Program
The Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP) provides grants to local educational agencies and community-based organizations to initiate, expand, and improve physical education for students in grades K-12. Grant recipients must implement programs that help students make progress toward meeting State physical education standards.
Amount: $100,000 - $750,000
Deadline: April 12, 2013
2014 US Department of Agriculture Farm to School Grants
The USDA Farm to School Grant Program seeks to assist in implementing farm to school programs that improve access to local foods in eligible schools. Three types of grants are available and include 1) planning grants for schools starting to incorporate farm to school programs into their operations, 2) implementation grants for schools to help further develop existing farm to school initiatives, and 3) support service grants for state and local agencies and non-profit entities working with schools to further develop existing initiatives and to provide support services.
Deadline: April 24, 2013
Amount: $25,000-$40,000 (Planning); $65,000-$100,000 (Implementation and Support Service)
21st Century Community Learning Centers Program
The 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program Continuation Grant is intended to supplement the education of students in grades 4-12, who attend schools eligible for Title I schoolwide programs or schools where a minimum of 30 percent of students are from low-income families. The program aims to develop high quality out-of-school time programs through community learning centers that provide services not just to the child but to the entire family. It also seeks to assist students in attaining the skills necessary to meet New Jersey's Core Curriculum Content Standards. The first year of this five year program is September 1, 2013 - August 31, 2014.
Deadline: May 14, 2013
Amount: Minimum of $75,000; Maximum of $550,000
ING Run for Something Better
The ING Run For Something Better (ING RFSB), in partnership with the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE), has developed a school-based running program to empower children to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle. The awards program will provide grants for each school that desires to establish a school based running program or expand an existing one.
Deadline: May 15, 2013
Amount: Up to $2,500
Bikes Belong Coalition: Community Partnership Grants
These grants are designed to foster and support partnerships between city or county governments, non-profit organizations, and local businesses and to improve the environment for bicycling in the community. Grants will primarily fund the construction or expansion of bicycle facilities such as bike lanes, trails, and paths as well as advocacy projects that promote bicycling as a safe and accessible mode of transportation.
Amount: $2,000 - $10,000
Deadline: May 24, 2013
Fuel Up to Play 60 Grants
The National Dairy Council and the National Football League are offering schools grants to jumpstart and sustain healthy nutrition and physical activity improvements. Applicants must show how their school will increase: student awareness of the importance of healthy eating and increased physical activity; student access to nutrient-rich foods, (including low-fat and fat-free dairy, fruits, vegetables and whole grains); and student opportunities for in-school physical activity.
Amount: Up to $4,000
Deadline: June 4, 2013
Celebrity Foundation Offers Skatepark Grants
The Tony Hawk Foundation is providing grants for public skate parks and recreational programs that serve low-income populations. Successful applicants will include strong partnerships that involve skaters in the planning and design of the skatepark and local groups.
Deadline: July 1, 2013
NIH: Time-Sensitive Obesity Policy & Program Evaluation (R01)
This funding opportunity announcement supports time-sensitive research to evaluate a new policy or program expected to influence obesity related behaviors and/or weight outcomes in an effort to prevent or reduce obesity. It is intended to support research where opportunities for study are only available through expedited review and funding.
Healthy Eating Research: Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is calling for proposals to research environmental and policy strategies with strong potential to promote healthy eating among children to prevent childhood obesity, especially among lower-income and racial and ethnic populations at highest risk for obesity. Two types of awards are available: Round 8 grants and RWJF New Connections grants awarded through the Healthy Eating Research program.
Amount: Up to $170,000 (Round 8); Up to $100,000 (RWJF New Connections)
Childhood Obesity Rapid Response Grants (American Heart Association)
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the American Heart Association are accepting applications for childhood obesity prevention activities such as grassroots organizing, coalition building, and public opinion research or media relations. Both state and local-level efforts are eligible.
KaBOOM! Playspace Opportunities
KaBOOM! is currently doing outreach to locate potential Community Partners in cities and towns across North America to create playgrounds with them and their corporate partners in 2011. Ideal Community Partners are usually child-serving non-profit organizations, but can be community development organizations, neighborhood coalitions, schools or any organization that can mobilize a volunteer force and is in need of a new playground!
Amount: No money awarded, playground equipment provided, small match required
Neighborhood Excellence Initiative
The Neighborhood Excellence Initiative recognizes, nurtures and rewards community-based organizations, local heroes and student leaders working to improve their communities. The grants focus on areas such as: education, community development/neighborhood preservation, arts and culture, and health and human services.
State Farm Youth Advisory Board Grant Application Available
State Farm's Youth Advisory Board (YAB) grants are designed to create sustainable change in local communities across the United States. Applicants must be a public K-12, charter, higher education institution, or non-profit organizations who are able to demonstrate how they plan to impact student achievement within the public K-12 curriculum. All applicants need to have a youth contact and adult administrator, as the programs must be youth-driven and youth-led. Grant requests must fall under one of these issue areas: Driver Safety, Environmental Responsibility, Financial Literacy, Access to Higher Education, or Natural & Societal Disasters.
USDA Team Nutrition Grants to Improve the Health of America's Children
The USDA will be investing $5.5 million in grants for Team Nutrition Training for Healthy Meals that will help children develop healthy eating and physical activity habits for healthier lifestyles. Approximately $2.5 million is set aside to provide non-competitive grants (up to $50,000) to each State Agency that commits to specific strategies to increase the number of HealthierUS School Challenge (HUSSC) applications submitted for approval.
Amount: Up to $350,000
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