Funding Opportunities — January 13, 2012

The Moore Institute for Nutrition and Wellness at OHSU is currently seeking letters of intent for projects that aim to reduce the prevalence of chronic disease across the lifespan and future generations by promoting healthy, nutrient-rich diets based on whole foods in early life.

Health Departments can request funding for special projects related to breastfeeding support in their community.  These funds are from the USDA Breastfeeding Bonus award that Oregon WIC received in 2011.  Download the Funding Guidance and Application.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has announced the availability of $110 million in grants under the Choice Neighborhoods Initiative to “transform public and assisted housing and to revitalize communities.”  Deadline for applications in April 10th.  For the full funding notice, go to www.grants.gov/search/basic.do and search for FR-5600-N-19 as the funding opportunity number.

The Directors of Health Promotion and Education (DHPE) is now accepting applications for the 2011-2012 School Employee Wellness Awards Program.  The award was created to recognize schools and school districts that demonstrate commitment to the health of their employees by implementing school employee wellness programs.  Applications are due February 15th.

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