Funding Opportunities

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Healthy Eating Research
Deadline: July 31,2019

Good nutrition is important to health at every stage of life. But often people from lower-income communities and communities of color lack access to healthy, affordable foods and beverages and the opportunity to make healthy choices. As a result, low-income families are disproportionately impacted by higher rates of obesity and other poor health outcomes.

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Equity-Focused Policy Research
Deadline: July 25, 2019

Early care and education (ECE) can be a critical component of a child’s first few years. It can support a child’s development while also reducing poverty; yet, many families are unable to access quality ECE due to lack of services where they live or an inability to afford the services.

RWJF is funding research to build evidence on the barriers faced by low-income families with young children when it comes to accessing ECE.   

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Built from Scratch Home Depot Impact Grant
Deadline: December 30, 2019

The Home Depot Foundation offers grant awards up to $5,000 to 501c designated organizations (recognized and in good standing with the IRS for a minimum of one year) and tax-exempt public service agencies in the U.S. that are using the power of volunteers to improve the community. Grants are given in the form of The Home Depot gift cards for the purchase of tools, materials, or services and are required to be completed within six months of the approval date.

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Breakfast After the Bell Grant
Deadline: June 1, 2019

Breakfast After the Bell Grant Opportunity: Grants will support districts with the purchase of approved equipment, materials and initiatives facilitating breakfast after the bell delivery models (such as breakfast in the classroom, grab and go, or second chance breakfast) in an effort to increase student participation in school breakfast.

Note: The grant amount is per school site. Districts or other education institutions can apply multiple times with each application being for one school site.

Maximum grant amount: up to $5,000

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Pool Safely Grant Program
Deadline: June 5, 2019

 

Pool Safely Grant Program
Applications are currently being accepted by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for the FY 2019 Pool Safely Grant Program (PSGP) to prevent the drowning and drain entrapments of children in pools and spas. States and local governmental entities (including counties and cities, park and recreation agencies, school districts, or any other agency or instrumentality of a local government) are eligible to apply for awards. Applications are due June 5.

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Statewide Park Program
Deadline: August 5, 2019

This year, $255 million in state funds were made available to cities and other local governments to create new parks and introduce new recreation opportunities specifically in California’s underserved communities. Local agencies have been invited by the California Department of Parks and Recreation to apply for possible funding for their communities. The funds are specifically allocated to critically underserved communities, with an eye to increasing health equity and reducing health disparities 

 

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Farmers Market Promotion Program
Deadline: June 18, 2019

The USDA announced a $11.5 million in competitive grant funds in fiscal year 2019 is available to be awarded through the Farmers Market Promotion Program. The Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) is a component of the Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program (FMLFPP), which is authorized by the 2018 Farm Bill under the Local Agriculture Market Program. The goals of FMPP grants are to develop, coordinate, and expand direct producer to consumer markets to help increase access to and availability and regionally produced agricultural products.

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Food Safety Outreach Program
Deadline: June 6, 2019

The Food Safety Outreach Program will complement and expand the national infrastructure of the National Food Safety Training, Education, Extension, Outreach, and Technical Assistance Competitive Grants Program. The Food Safety Outreach Program will build upon that national infrastructure, with a sustained focus on delivery of customized training to members of the target audiences.

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Obesity Policy Evaluation Research (R01)
Deadline: May 8, 2019

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages applications that propose to evaluate policies or large scale programs that are expected to influence obesity related behaviors (e.g., dietary intake, physical activity, or sedentary behavior) and/or weight outcomes have the potential to prevent or reduce rates of obesity.

The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.

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Understanding Factors in Infancy and Early Childhood (Birth to 24 months) That Influence Obesity Development (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Deadline: May 8, 2019

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications from institutions/organizations which propose to characterize or identify factors in early childhood (birth-24 months) that may increase or mitigate risk for obesity and/or excessive weight gain and/or to fill methodological research gaps relevant to the understanding of risk for development of obesity in children. Studies should propose research in children from birth to 24 months, although any proposed follow-up assessments, if applicable, may continue past this period.

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National Block Grant for Systemic iImprovements & Community Transformation
Deadline: June 7

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) and National Center of Excellence (COE) for Human Capacity Community Transformation is providing an award of $600,000 to help create new economic opportunities and improved quality of life for low-income individuals and families.

Lear more about eligibility and contact information here

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Breakfast After the Bell Grant Opportunity
March 1, 2019

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and yet more than half of low-income students are not receiving the proper nutrition they need each day to perform better in their academic and social lives.

The Breakfast After the Bell is providing grant funding opportunities to help afterschool kids to ensure an end to childhood hunger. 

Apply today! Visit bestpractices.nokidhungry.org for more information 

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Boost Café – Funding Opportunities
Deadlines Vary for Each Opportunity

BOOST Collaborative is a unique, purpose‑driven organization committed to supporting those serving youth in the out‑of‑school time hours by providing quality professional development, opportunities for networking & partnerships, and leadership training.

Boost Café offers information in regards to funding opportunities throughout the nation. These opportunities provided vary from age groups, subject, also the amount of funding. They provide information for grants, scholarships, awards, and contests. 

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Family Justice Center (FJ) Program
Deadline: December 31, 2020

The purpose of this program is to support emerging family justice centers (FJCs) across California. FJCs will provide services to victims of one or more of the following: 

  • Domestic violence
  • Sexual assault
  • Elder or dependent adult abuse
  • Human trafficking

A total of $1.2 million is available to support awards of up to $400,000 through this program

Eligibility

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Evidence for Action

Is your team interested in supporting research development, but not able to support it on your own? RWJF is looking for a team of people to link organizations working in and with communities with strong research partners.

$700,000 in funding is available to support a “matching team” to link organizations working in and with communities with strong research partners to rigorously evaluate the health impacts of program or policy interventions.