Funding Opportunities- November 17

Call for Qualifications: Funding for Healthy School Environments

schoolkidwhealthyfoodApplications due: November 30, 2016, 12:00PM PT (3:00 PM ET)    Apply here

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) seeks to advance systemic changes that embed health in school environments. To learn more and apply, go to Advancing Systemic Changes to Promote Healthy School Environments

EPA Now Accepting Environmental Justice Small Grants Request for Proposals (RFP)

RFPs due: January 31, 2017     Submit here

septemberEPA’s Environmental Justice Small Grants program provides financial assistance to community-based organizations, and local and tribal governments working on projects to address environmental and public health concerns. EPA will award grants that support activities designed to empower and educate affected communities and to identify ways to address environmental and public health concerns at the local level. Approximately 40 one-year projects will be awarded at up to $30,000 each nationwide.

In an effort to increase outreach to affected communities, this year’s opportunity will place special emphasis on proposals in two areas: Underrepresented States and New Potential Grantees. All eligible organizations are encouraged to apply regardless of a project’s location in an underrepresented state and/or the applicant’s grant history with the EPA Environmental Justice grant program. The special emphasis described above only applies as an additional selection factor the program will consider.

Information related to the Request for Proposals (RFP) and the Environmental Justice Small Grants Program can be found on the EPA Environmental Justice website here. All proposals must be submitted through www.Grants.gov. You can find a direct link to the Opportunity Notice on Grants.gov here.

Support Schools in Your Community through the School Wellness Award

Applications due: January 31, 2017     Apply here

Fschool-house-walk-bikeor the 10th year in a row, the School Wellness Award will be given to three Oregon schools.  Supported by the Oregon Department of Education (ODE), the Nutrition Council of Oregon, and the Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council, the awards recognize schools’ efforts in putting their school wellness policies into action and making the connection between nutrition, physical activity and academic achievement!  A Blue Ribbon Panel, appointed by ODE, will review the applications and Deputy Superintendent Salam Noor will make the final selection of the three award winning schools.  Winning schools will receive a $2500 check to enhance nutrition and physical activity at their school, a banner and a signed plaque in recognition of their achievement.

This award not only recognizes schools for their accomplishments,  but winning schools also serve as models for other schools working to create healthier school environments. Click here for more information about the awards and to learn about past winners. To learn more about the School Wellness Awards or School Wellness Policies, visit the Wellness Policies and Practices website or contact Jennifer Young at (503) 947-5795 or jennifer.l.young@state.or.us.

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