Funding Opportunities — April 27th, 2012

SAMHSA “Million Hearts” Social Marketing Program Awards – Deadline May 14th
This program will enable consumer run and peer recovery community organizations to conduct community-based social marketing activities increasing awareness about the importance of heart health.  These efforts include information and activities to prevent heart disease and stroke among adults with behavioral health challenges, as well as promote the long-term goal of helping them to achieve an overall state of wellness.

Rural Health and Safety Education Competitive Grants – Deadline May 15th
US Dept of Agriculture’s 2012 Rural Health and Safety Education Programs grants focus on providing effective programs and services to a diverse audience of rural residents of any age with consideration for health and life stage, healthy living behaviors, health literacy and social opportunities for individuals and families to engage in promotion of their own health and health of others.

Farm to School Grant Program  – Deadline June 15th
The U.S.D.A is investing $3.5 million in grants to help eligible schools improve the health of their students, by implementing farm to school programs that improve access to local foods in schools.

Home Depot Community Impact Grants Program – ongoing through August 2012
Grants of up to $5,000 are available to nonprofit organizations, public schools and public service agencies that use volunteers to improve the physical health of their communities.

Action for Healthy Kids’ School Grants for Healthy Kids
Over 500 schools nationwide will be awarded funds that will range from $1,000 to $5,000 with significant in-kind contributions from Action for Healthy Kids in the form of people, programs, and school nutrition expertise. We’ll also provide schools with management expertise and support to develop strong nutrition programs around school breakfast, competitive foods, summer meals, access to healthy food and nutrition education.

Schools must participate in the National School Lunch Program and National School Breakfast Program; and must have a free/reduced priced meal eligibility greater than 50% to be eligible.

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