Funding Opportunities – August 17, 2012

IQ Solutions, Inc. is soliciting proposals from nonprofit, government, faith-based, and minority organizations that serve youth to actively promote, implement, and integrate Media-Smart Youth into their programming. Media-Smart Youth is designed for young people ages 11 to 13. The program increases awareness and knowledge among youth of the media’s role in influencing their nutrition and physical activity choices. Awardees will receive up to $15,000. The deadline to apply for this funding opportunity is September 10.

The CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health is currently recruiting individuals to feature in their next national tobacco education campaign. The campaign will feature real people who have suffered severe health conditions caused directly by smoking or that were triggered by exposure to secondhand smoke. Women and men of all backgrounds who have been tobacco-free for at least six months qualify. The CDC is looking in particular for veterans, American Indian/Alaskan Natives, and individuals who have suffered a heart attack due to secondhand smoke; have symptomatic COPD; have diabetes and have suffered health problems from smoking; or have had a serious asthma attack due to exposure to secondhand smoke. The campaign pays $2,500 to individuals who appear.

InnoCentive, Inc and the AARP Foundation are seeking creative solutions to help improve the lives of millions of older Americans who struggle to meet their basic needs for nutritious food, safe and affordable housing, adequate income, and personal connections. Two challenges and funding opportunities:  1) The Drive to End Hunger – Sustainable Solutions Challenge seeks ideas for long-term, sustainable solutions that prevent food insecurity from happening in the first place or that reduce an older adult’s vulnerability to food insecurity in a significant way. And 2) The Drive to End Hunger – the Elimination of Food Deserts Challenge seeks ideas for reducing or eliminating “food deserts.” A food desert is defined as a “low-income census tract where a substantial number or share of residents has low access to a supermarket or large grocery store.” The deadline to apply is September 30.

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