- Summer Fun with Food and Fitness
- Health Impact Project Offers New Funding Opportunity
- Wellmark is looking for Healthy Community Projects
- Physical Education Program (PEP) Grant Application due May 13, 2011

Summer Fun with Food and Fitness

Nutrition education and physical activity can continue into the summer at your site with a Summer Fun with Food and Fitness Mini-grant from DOE CANS Team Nutrition. Programs such as summer school, summer feeding sites, after-school programs, and child care settings can access up to $1000 for a variety of educational activities. Any location that uses National School Lunch funds and enrolls in Team Nutrition can apply for funds for curriculum, food, incentives, toys/tools, plants, etc. Due date is May 20, 2011 so don’t delay!
Click here to download application.

Health Impact Project Offers New Funding Opportunity

The Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts, is accepting brief proposals through June 1, 2011 for grants to conduct Health Impact Assessments (HIA). The funding will enable awardees to develop an HIA, which is a study that can help policy makers and community members identify and address the potential, and often-overlooked, health implications of proposed policies and projects in a broad range of sectors, such as agriculture, energy, transportation and development.

The Health Impact Project will fund up to eight HIAs to identify how policy proposals will impact health at the local, tribal or state levels. Grants will range from $25,000 to $125,000 and will support government agencies, educational institutions and nonprofit organizations.

Go to www.healthimpactproject.org to learn more.

Wellmark is looking for Healthy Community Projects

2011 Healthy Communities Grant Program — Level II
Applications due August 22, 2011

The Wellmark Foundation is a non-profit foundation that seeks to improve the health of Iowans, South Dakotans, and their communities. The Foundation provides support to non-profit organizations and public entities to help local communities establish or expand health initiatives. If you have a vision for a healthier community, explore opportunities with The Wellmark Foundation. Funding is limited to Iowa and South Dakota-based projects and organizations.

Current funding priorities of the Foundation focus on prevention with these two specific areas: 1) childhood obesity prevention and 2) community-based wellness and prevention. Click here for more information.

Physical Education Program (PEP) Grant Application due May 13, 2011

The purpose of the Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP) grant is to help local educational agencies (LEA) and Community Based Organizations (CBO) initiate, expand, or enhance physical education programs that help students in kindergarten through 12th grade meet their state standards for physical education.

The absolute priority for this program requires that an applicant propose a program that will address its state’s physical education standards and develop, expand, or improve its physical education program for kindergarten through grade 12 students by undertaking instruction in healthy eating habits and good nutrition and at least one of the authorized physical fitness activities.

Preference priority will be given to applicants that agree to implement aggregate BMI data collection and use it as part of a comprehensive assessment of health and fitness for the purposes of monitoring the weight status of their student population across time.

Competitive preference priority will be given to an applicant that includes in its application an agreement that details the participation of required partners.

Application Deadline Date: May 13, 2011
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Funding Opportunities
May 2011