Funding Opportunities – April 14, 2016

Presidential Youth Fitness Program Funding Opportunity

The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition announces funding opportunity Enhance Physical Education with the Presidential Youth Fitness Program. Schools and districts can apply to receive resources to enhance implementation of the nation’s youth fitness education and assessment program. Eligible schools and districts (10 or more schools) can receive up to $1,000 in resources including software, student recognition items and more! Let’s Move! Active Schools that have completed their school assessment are eligible to receive up to $2,000 in resources.  Funding applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. To learn more click here.

Announcing the $1.5 million Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge

APHA, the Aetna Foundation and the National Association of Counties, in partnership with CEOs for Cities, announce the start of a multiyear program to encourage small to mid-sized cities, counties and federally recognized tribes to convene multisector partnerships in support of positive health change. More than $1.5 million in prizes will be awarded to participants that demonstrate measurable change in the next few years. Efforts will be judged both on the quality of cross-sector partnerships and progress on metrics such as tobacco use, walkability, housing affordability, living wages and community safety. Proposals to participate in the Challenge are due May 31, 2016. Those selected to participate will receive community seed grants and will be offered technical assistance, subject matter expertise and online educational opportunities throughout the Challenge. Learn more and download application materials.

2016 Small Grants Program from the Osteoarthritis Action Alliance

The Osteoarthritis Action Alliance (OAAA) is soliciting applications for projects to implement and evaluate one or more environmental and policy strategies in the online Physical Activity Implementation Guide for adults with osteoarthritis in at least one of six sectors defined in the guide. The purpose of this program is to engage community organizations and to advance the objectives of the 2011 Environmental and Policy Strategies to Increase Physical Activity Among Adults With Arthritis report through its accompanying online Physical Activity Implementation Guide. Award amount: $5,000 for project duration up to 1 year Email of Intent due:  April 29, 2016 Applications due:  May 31, 2016 Learn more about this funding opportunity here.

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