Funding Opportunities – July 1-30, 2010

Providence Community Grants Council – Fall Funding Priorities

The Providence Community Grants Council will be accepting proposals for projects in one of the following focus areas: Care for Vulnerable Seniors (projects that address the basic needs of older adults, including care coordination, socialization, meals and other home-based services) and Living Well with Chronic Conditions  (projects may include chronic disease self-management programs, physical activity and falls management programs, healthy eating, and depression and/or substance abuse programs).  Proposals due August 27th

Sodium Reduction in Communities

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is offering a new grant, Sodium Reduction in Communities. This program is to help create healthy food environments and reduce sodium intake through a population-based approach.  Applications are due July 26, 2010.

American Indian/Alaska Native Community Award

The Institute of Translational Health Sciences Center for Scientific Review is pleased to announce this funding opportunity to enhance bi-directional collaborative relationships between American Indian/Alaska Native communities and academicians.  Grants are designed to assist community partners in gaining skills and developing capacity to conduct research; in conducting pilot or preliminary work; in carrying out data collection or analysis to support research and partnerships; and in facilitating research network capabilities.  Applications are due September 8, 2010

Health Disparities Grants

$2,275,000 is available from OMH for partnerships to address: access to care; achieving health equity by addressing social determinants of health; youth violence (including gang violence); work force development; and data collection, analysis, and evaluation.  Deadline: August 2, 2010

Health Equity Community Based Grants

$4 million is available from OMH for community-based networks that employ evidence-based strategies; address social determinants and environmental barriers to access; and increase access to and utilization of preventive health care, medical treatment, and supportive services.  Deadline: August 2, 2010

AMA Foundation Healthy Living Grant Program

The Healthy Living Grant Program, an initiative of the American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation, supports grassroots public health projects that encourage healthy lifestyles in communities across the nation. Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded in three categories: nutrition/physical fitness; alcohol, substance abuse, and smoking prevention; and violence prevention.

Carol M White Physical Education Program Applications due July 19th.

The Carol M White Physical Education Program provides grants to local education 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 standards. 

USDA Rural Development’s Community Facilities Program

Need funding for Farm to School and live in a rural community of fewer than 20,000 people?  Need kitchen equipment or land for the school garden?  These funds can also be used for other innovative regional food system projects like community kitchens, regional food hub buildings, and food desert solutions.   Grants range from $20,000 – $60,000.

For more information about this program, or to file an application, first contact the local Rural Development office in your area. For detailed questions about the program, please contact Chad Parker, 202-720-1500 or Beth Jones, 202-720-149.  If you have recommendations for Farm to School programs that should be funded, please contact Debra Eschmeyer.

Hunger-Free Communities Grants Applications due September 1, 2010

These grants support the creation of Hunger-Free Communities by funding activities including food distribution, community outreach, resource development and other methods to make food more accessible to those most in need.  Two models of grants will be funded.  (1) Planning and Assessment Grants to evaluate food insecurity in communities and develop strategies to become hunger-free, and (2) Implementation Grants for communities that already have a plan to end hunger and need resources for program implementation.

Grant applications may be submitted by email to: or through


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