Funding opportunities – February 25, 2016

Funding opportunities for chronic disease self-management education and senior falls prevention programs

The Administration for Community Living announced funding opportunities for chronic disease self-management education and senior falls prevention. Please see the links below for more details.

See the announcement for CDSME Programs at and for Evidence-Based Falls Prevention Programs at

Smart from the Start funding opportunity for early childhood education

Seeking early childhood education or Head Start centers which offer a Pre-K program to apply for a $20,000 cash grant! The Smart from the Start Awards are designed to encourage preschool teachers to create practical, long-term improvements in nutrition and physical activity in their classroom. Ten second prize $2,500 cash grants will also be awarded. Deadline is Thursday, March 3rd, 2016.

Click here for more information:

Food Sovereignty Assessment Grants

The First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) is now accepting proposals from Native communities interested in conducting food sovereignty or community food assessments. Under the Native Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative (NAFSI), generously supported by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, First Nations plans to award up to 10 grants of up to $10,000 each to Native communities looking to conduct food assessments and gain a better knowledge and understanding about the historical, current and future state of their local food systems.

All applications are due by Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at 5 p.m. Mountain Time. For more information visit: and

Grant opportunity for community colleges

The Truth Initiative (formerly Legacy) is planning to launch a new grant opportunity for community colleges on March 1st that may be of interest those of you with a community college in your area. The Truth Initiative is currently partnering with 54 community colleges across 25 states and looking to recruit more colleges. Currently, they are partnering with Clatsop Community College as one of their grantees.

Here is a brief description of this grant opportunity:

  • Starting March 1, Truth Initiative will accept applications from public community colleges to support efforts to advocate for, adopt, and implement a 100% smoke and tobacco-free policy.
  • To be eligible for a $10,000 grant, applicants must submit a proposal by April 29, 2016. Colleges unable to make this deadline can apply for a $7,500 grant due by July 15, 2016.
  • Eligible applicants include public community colleges that do not already have a 100% smoke-free or 100% tobacco-free policy.

For more information, go to or email



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