Funding Opportunities- June 10, 2015

Local Food, Local Places – applications for techncial assistance due Sept 15
CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity is pleased to announce the application period for round two of the Local Food Local Places program is now open through 11:59 Eastern Time on September 15, 2015.   Please help us get the word out to local communities about this great opportunity by posting information on your websites, distributing it through your list servs, or forwarding it to communities and partners you think might be interested.

This federal initiative provides direct technical support to local communities to help boost economic opportunities for local farmers and businesses; improve access to healthy local foods; and create walkable, healthy, and economically vibrant neighborhoods.  The effort is part of the White House Rural Council’s “Rural Impact” effort to improve quality of life and upward mobility for kids and families in rural and tribal communities. Through the program a team of agricultural, transportation, public health, environmental, and regional economic experts work directly with local communities to spur local economic growth and improve the quality of life for all residents.

Local Foods, Local Places is a partnership between USDA, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of Transportation (DoT), the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), and the Delta Regional Authority (DRA). Together, these agencies are investing $800,000 to support this round of assistance.

To learn more about the program, eligibility and how to apply, see the attached press release and links below:
http://www2.epa.gov/smart-growth/forms/local-foods-local-places-2015-2016-application
https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2015/07/01/tapping-economic-potential-local-food-through-local-foods-local-places

NB3F Announces “Seeds of Native Health” Capacity Building Grant Opportunity
Please see this exciting grant opportunity. The application deadline is August 19, 2015, at 5:00 p.m. MDT. All applications must be submitted through NB3F’s online system
An informational webinar will be held on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. (MDT) to answer questions about the program, as well as the proposal and selection processes. Participation is strongly encouraged. Deadline to register is Monday, July 13, 2015 or until full. To register, click here.

Data Across Sectors for Health: Empowering Communities Through Shared Data and Information
Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH) is a new national initiative supported by RWJF to identify and support community collaborations and initiatives that have used shared data and information to increase their capacity for planning, implementing, and evaluating health improvement activities.

Interested in applying? Prepare a brief proposal on your vision for sharing or connecting data and information from different sectors in your community, and how doing so will improve the health of your community, promote health equity, and contribute to a Culture of Health. Application deadline: July 29, 2015

Register for an informational webinar or start your application >
2015 HEAL Cities Small Grants Application Now Available!
 The Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Cities Campaign Small Grants <http://ophi.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a23dd09ac55f5ecffa5963b89&id=1060d90b59&e=d0c4537f4d>  are now available to implement policies that create healthier communities.   All cities that join the HEAL Cities Campaign by July 31, 2015 are eligible to apply.

Applications for the small grants are due August 15, 2015 by 5:00 p.m. HEAL Cities Small Grants will make implementation grants to up to six (6) cities to implement HEAL policies, in amounts between $5,000 and $15,000.  The grant pool is $35,000.

The HEAL Small Grants Program is funded through the generosity of Kaiser Permanente and is a component of the HEAL Cities Campaign. The Campaign is managed by the Oregon Public Health Institute (OPHI) in partnership with the League of Oregon Cities (LOC). The Campaign offers many tools to assist cities throughout Oregon to adopt and implement HEAL policies. Cities may consult with Campaign staff at OPHI for personalized technical assistance. Campaign staff can help a city to join the Campaign, select an appropriate policy, identify Small Grant-eligible implementation projects, and develop a strategy to engage the community in project selection, and/or navigate unexpected hurdles in implementation.

How to apply for a Small Grant:
Submit a completed Application to Karli Thorstenson <mailto:%20Karli@ophi.org>  by 5:00 pm on August 15, 2015.
Learn more about the Small Grants grant process in our FAQ document.
Learn more about important dates and Reporting Guidelines

Contact Karli Thorstenson at karli@ophi.org or 503.227.5502 x223 for more information on the application process.
Only HEAL Cities are eligible to apply for Small Grants for HEAL Cities.
A city must join the HEAL Cities Campaign by July 31, 2015 to be eligible for a 2015 Small Grant.

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