Funding Opportunities – December 5, 2014

Coming soon: Funding Opportunity for Health in All Policies led by Local Health Departments
Through support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, NACCHO will be releasing a competitive funding opportunity for Health in All Policies (HiAP) led by local health departments (LHDs) in the next couple weeks.
Details: NACCHO will award 2 to 3 LHDs up to $10,000 each to engage in activities that will lead to the implementation of a HiAP approach or significant progress in implementing a HiAP approach. The projects should be focused on an environmental health-related topic during the project period of January 2015 to August 2015.
Informational call: An optional teleconference call for interested applicants will be held on December 8th, 2014 from 2:00 – 3:00 PM EST.  To register for the call: http://naccho.adobeconnect.com/healthinallpolicies/event/event_info.html.
For more information, please visit: http://www.naccho.org/topics/environmental/HiAP/index.cfm.
Healthy Eating Research is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). The program supports research on environmental and policy strategies with strong potential to promote healthy eating among children to prevent childhood obesity, especially among groups at highest risk for obesity: Black, Latino, American Indian, Asian/Pacific Islander children, and children who live in lower-income communities. Findings are expected to advance RWJF’s efforts to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic and help all children achieve a healthy weight.
The Healthy Eating Research Special Solicitation call for proposals (CFP) is now open. This CFP focuses on childhood obesity prevention efforts in two settings: Healthy Food Retail and Early Care and Education.
Total Awards
Approximately $425,000 will be awarded under this CFP. Awards of up to 12 months and up to $75,000 each will be funded through this special solicitation. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for projects that require between $25,000 and $75,000 to complete. Approximately two-thirds of the funds available will be allocated to studies focused on healthy food retail and one-third will be allocated to studies focused on early care and education.
How To Apply
There are two stages in the application process, including an initial concept paper and a subsequent full proposal (if invited). Applicants must follow the instructions and use the templates provided in the RWJF online system.
The deadline for receipt of concept papers is January 7, 2015 (3 p.m. ET).  More details and how to apply

Attention All School-based Asthma Programs!
Start your application now for the 2015 U.S. EPA National Environmental Leadership Award in Asthma Management! Since 2005, 32 health plans, healthcare providers and communities in action have received this Award – the nation’s highest honor for programs delivering excellent environmental asthma management as part of their comprehensive asthma care services.Visit AsthmaCommunityNetwork.org/Awards for more information and helpful resources

BUILD Health Challenge Grants
The BUILD Health Challenge is a national award program designed to support community collaborations that are working to give everyone a fair chance to be healthy. Up to $7.5 million in grants, low-interest loans, and program-related investments over two years will be awarded to up to 14 community-driven efforts addressing health-shaping factors that individuals can’t control – such as neighborhood safety, so kids can go out and play, or whether there’s a grocery store in the area, so residents have the opportunity to buy healthy food. View details and call for applications.

Brownfields Funding Opportunity 
Local Health & Tribal Public Health Authorities
Call for Proposals to build the capacity of local health departments and tribal public health authorities to engage in brownfield planning efforts or projects.
The Oregon Health Authority Public Health Division (OHA-PHD) Brownfield Initiative works to build Oregon’s capacity to integrate health considerations into brownfield planning efforts and projects through actions that: engage local residents, support healthy environments, foster collaborations among diverse stakeholders, provide health education, address health inequity, and promote the health benefits of redevelopment. Click here for more information about OHA’s Brownfield Initiative, including examples of projects.

The OHA-PHD is looking to fund and support one project led by a local health department or tribal public health authority to build their capacity to integrate health considerations into brownfield planning efforts and projects. This project will have a particular emphasis on identifying health and equity concerns prior to redevelopment.

Availability of Funds
In January 2015, the OHA-PHD plans to announce one $10,000 award. The project and funding period is planned for January 15, 2015 – September 29, 2015.

 

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