Funding Opportunities- September 19, 2014

Funding Announcement: Reducing Disparities in Breastfeeding through Peer and Professional Lactation Support
With support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), NACCHO is pleased to offer a funding opportunity for local health departments (LHDs) and community-based public, private, non-profit, or faith-based organizations to provide peer and professional lactation support to African American and underserved (e.g. ethnic minority group or low-income) women and infants. The purpose of this project is to increase implementation of evidence-based and innovative breastfeeding programs, practices, and services at the community level, specifically focused on peer and professional lactation support to breastfeeding mothers in predominantly African American communities; and to develop and maintain public health partnerships critical to building community support for breastfeeding.

NACCHO will make at least 70 awards available to LHDs, community-based public, private, non-profit, or faith-based organizations, and lactation support providers for a 2-year breastfeeding project.  The Reducing Disparities in Breastfeeding through Peer and Professional Lactation Support (Breastfeeding) project is a 4-year cooperative agreement with CDC to increase implementation of evidence-based breastfeeding programs, practices, and services at the community level.

NACCHO is hosting two (2) optional webinars on September 25, 2014 at 1:30 pm E.T. and September 26, 2014 at 9:30 am E.T. to discuss the funding opportunity and respond to questions. The webinar will be recorded and posted to the NACCHO website.
Click here to view the funding announcement.

OEA Choice Trust is pleased to announce our School Employee Wellness Grant opportunity.
Our grant opportunity offers funds to Oregon public school districts, community colleges and Education Service Districts to promote and support the health and wellness of school employees.  Because of your expressed interest in school employee wellness, we have attached the Fall 2014 School Employee Wellness Grant Application Packet for your convenience.
OEA Choice Trust is the only organization dedicated to workplace wellness for all Oregon public school employees. We help administrators, teachers, faculty and school staff create the healthy workplaces they want and need. Our vision is that all Oregon public school employees are healthy, resilient and engaged as champions for healthy school environments and vital communities. As a result, they are fulfilled in their work, model health for students and are better equipped to foster student success.

OEA Choice Trust has a unique opportunity to assist in promoting the physical, emotional and social well-being of school employees through the provision of employee wellness grants. Our School Employee Wellness Grant Program is designed to allow school leaders and employees the flexibility to develop a tailored program to best meet the needs, goals and priorities of your district and school staff.

To support the development of your grant application, please review our Blueprint for School Employee Wellness Guide at
How to Apply
The official Grant Application can be found at  To access the grant application package:
Go to
Select ‘Grants’
Select ‘Apply for Grants’
Select ‘ Download Grant Application ‘
Review and complete the grant application

Send an electronic copy to Inge Aldersebaes at no later than October 27th and mail a hard copy to OEA Choice Trust, 6900 SW Atlanta St. Building #2, Tigard, OR 97223  Attention: Inge Aldersebaes

Important Date: Application Deadline: October 27, 2014
This is a competitive grant opportunity and grant applications received after October 27th will not be accepted.
Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions or ideas – both Jake Rooks and I are available to help in any way we can!    Jake’s email address is and phone number is 503-495-6257 and my phone number is 503-495-6254.

The Safe Routes to School National Partnership
…can assist your efforts to make your community a place where kids can easily be active and healthy.  We are offering free technical assistance to successful applicants working in underserved communities on campaigns to obtain shared use agreements, Complete Streets policies, or other policies in support of walking, bicycling and Safe Routes to School.

Technical assistance can range from providing resources, to assisting with the creation of campaign plans and platforms, to developing communications strategies and coaching to ensure a successful campaign.  Your plans can either be in the early stages or nearing policy adoption.  Successful applicants will receive technical assistance over the next eight months.

How to Apply
Simply describe your community need in detail on the application form and our staff of experts will assess and work with each successful applicant to help you achieve your goals. Click here for more information.
Applications are due September 26th, 2014, by 5pm ET.
If you have any questions during the application process, please contact Mikaela Randolph, shared use campaign manager:

ASTHO Funding Opportunity for Health Impact Assessment Capacity Building
Deadline: September 30, 2014


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