Funding Opportunities- May 22nd, 2015

A great opportunity to help schools improve nutrition and physical activity!
Fuel Up to Play 60 grant funding applications for up to $4,000/school are open now through June 16th.  These grants support healthy eating and physical activity initiatives and are great ways bring school wellness policies to life for students, staff and school communities. Last year, 22 Oregon schools received Fuel Up to Play 60 grant funding. Two of these schools were also awarded the Oregon Department of Education School Wellness Award this spring.

Check out the online application: www.fueluptoplay60.com    For questions regarding the Fuel Up to Play 60 program in Oregon or for help with the grant application, please contact Crista Hawkins, Oregon Dairy Council Fuel Up to Play 60 Manager.  cristah@oregondairycouncil.org or 503-229-5033.

TITLE: Healthy Eating & Preventing Childhood Obesity
This call for proposals (CFP) is for two types of awards aimed at providing advocates, decision-makers, and policymakers with evidence to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic. The award types are: Round 9 grants and RWJF New Connections grants awarded through the Healthy Eating Research program. http://www.rwjf.org/en/how-we-work/grants/funding-opportunities.html

Request for Applications: InSHAPE Wellness Program
People with serious mental illness in publicly funded mental health organizations have a reduced life-expectancy of 25-30 years compared to the general population. Obesity and tobacco use are major causes of this dramatic health disparity. Would you like to do something about it?

InSHAPE is a wellness program designed to improve the physical health of people with serious mental illness. The National Institute of Mental Health recently funded Dr. Steve Bartels and his Dartmouth College team to implement InSHAPE and determine how to best implement evidence-based health promotion to decrease obesity and reduce cardiovascular risk for persons with mental illness — an opportunity that is being offered to 48 mental health organizations across the nation.

The National Council is pleased to invite you to apply for the InSHAPE wellness program. Sites will be randomly chosen to either receive individual technical assistance or a learning collaborative placement.

To learn more about the InSHAPE program and this particular opportunity, register for one of the following two informational webinars:

You can also learn more about this initiative by reviewing the Request for Applications, and apply by 5 p.m. ET on Friday, June 12, 2015.

USDA Announces SNAP Farmer’s Markey Grants
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the availability of up to $3.3 million to help farmers’ markets accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits as a form of payment. According to USDA, more than 6,200 farmers’ markets and farmers are currently authorized to accept SNAP payments, an eightfold increase since 2009.

Tobacco Retail Compliance – Indian Tribes
Deadline: May 26, 2015The FDA intends to award sole source contracts to Indian Tribes for tobacco retail compliance check inspections.

Legacy Provides Grants to U.S. Public Community Colleges to Support Smoke- and Tobacco-Free Campus Policies – Legacy. Legacy is offering grants to public community colleges across the country to support efforts to advocate for, adopt, and implement a 100% smoke-free or 100% tobacco-free policy. Grants are $5,000/year, with up to two years of funding. Applications are due on August 6, 2015.

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