Funding Opportunities — January 28, 2011

Environmental Community Grants

The EPA is making $2 million available in 2011 to reduce pollution at the local level through the Community Action for a Renewed Environment (CARE) program.  EPA will award CARE cooperative agreements in two levels. Level I awards range from $75,000 to $100,000 each and will help establish community-based partnerships to develop local environmental priorities. Level II awards range from $150,000 to $300,000 each and will support communities that have established broad-based partnerships, have identified the priority toxic risks in the community, and are prepared to measure results, implement risk-reduction activities, and become self-sustaining.

Oregon School Wellness Awards

The Oregon School Wellness Awards recognize schools who are working to establish an environment and culture that supports wellness.  This is the fourth year of these awards, and up to three schools from around the state will be selected as 2010-11 Wellness Award recipients.  Selected schools will receive a cash prize, a certificate of recognition, a banner, and will serve as an example for the entire state.  Applications will now be due Friday, February 11, 2011.

Health Impact Assessments to Foster Healthy Community Design

The purpose of this CDC program is to increase the capacity of state, tribal and local governments to include health considerations in community development, transportation, housing and land use planning decisions, and to expand the scope of health impacts considered when making decisions that impact community design.
To access the announcement and application package:

  • Select www.grants.gov
  • Select ‘Apply for Grants’
  • Select ‘Step 1: Download a Grant Application’
  • Insert the Funding Announcement Number in the format: CDC-RFA-EH11-1104

New Jersey Health Initiatives-Collaborating for Community Needs Assessment
Application Deadline: March 24, 2011

This special solicitation by the New Jersey Health Initiatives program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will support projects that foster and ensure collaboration to conduct the community needs assessments and health improvement plans which are newly mandated for nonprofit hospitals under the Affordable Care Act of 2010.

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