Funding Opportunities — April 20, 2012

2012 Farmers Market Promotion Program Grants
Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that it is seeking grant applicants for the 2012 Farmers Market Promotion Program.  FMPP increases the availability of local agricultural products by offering grants of up to $100,000 to agricultural cooperatives, local governments, nonprofit organizations, economic development corporations, and regional farmers’ market authorities. Applications will only be accepted via grants.gov and must be received by May 21, 2012.

Healthy Food Financing Initiative Project
The Department of Health and Human Services recently announced the availability of up to $10 million in grants through the Healthy Food Financing Initiative, available to Community Development Corporations for projects designed to bring healthy, affordable foods to food deserts.  The application deadline is June 5, 2012

Childhood Obesity Prevention Grants
The Institute of Food Safety and Nutrition at the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture is providing up-to $1 million grants, designed to reduce the prevalence of overweight and obesity among children and adolescents 2-19 years through food system and nutrition-related changes. Eligible entities include nonprofits, small businesses, and state controlled institution of higher education. Applications must be submitted by June 5, 2012.

Kaiser Permanente Community Fund Grants
If you work in the KPCF funding region (roughly Corvallis to Longview along the I-5 corridor) and you are planning or executing an initiative to improve the conditions that affect health and equity, we invite you to apply for a grant in 2012.  For more information, please consider attending one of our three information sessions:

  • Vancouver – April 23 at 9:00 am, Vancouver Council Chambers, Aspen Room,415 W 6th Street, Vancouver, WA
  • Hillsboro – April 23 at 2:00 pm, Washington County Public Service Building Auditorium,155 N. First Ave, Hillsboro, OR
  •  Salem – April 24 at 11:00 am, Salem YWCA, The Green Room,1255 Broadway NE, Suite 110, Salem, OR

Northwest Health Foundation Funding for Local and Tribal Health Departments
Northwest Health Foundation is pleased to support and encourage local health departments to prepare for accreditation by the Public Health Accreditation Board; a nonprofit organization dedicated advancing the quality and performance of tribal, state, and county public health departments.

NWHF is committed to supporting the efforts of public health departments to create a world-class health system and healthy communities.  The Foundation recognizes that the path to accreditation may also enable local and tribal health departments to effectively engage with Coordinated Care Organizations and develop innovative and sustainable models for public health.

An “intent to apply” is due by April 27.

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