Grants and Awards
Centers for Disease Control
- Funding Opportunity Announcement: Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) - financed in part by Prevention and Public Health Funding.
(DP14-1419PPHF14) Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health, or REACH, focuses on racial and ethnic communities experiencing health disparities. This 3-year, $35 million/year project will support policy, system, and environmental improvements in those communities to improve health and reduce health disparities. Awardees will include local governmental agencies, community based non-governmental organizations, American Indian tribes and Alaskan Native villages, tribal organizations, Urban Indian Health Programs, and tribal and intertribal consortia. They will work to reduce tobacco use and exposure, improve nutrition, increase physical activity, and improve access to chronic disease prevention, risk reduction, and management opportunities. An estimated 15 to 20 organizations will be funded for basic implementation activities to strengthen their infrastructure, activate coalitions and partners, and prepare and implement a focused community action plan. An additional 30 to 40 organizations will receive comprehensive awards to support immediate implementation of activities addressing an expanded scope of work to improve health and reduce health disparities. CDC Website .
- Funding Opportunity Announcement: A Comprehensive Approach to Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country - financed solely by Prevention and Public Health Funding.
(DP14-1421PPHF14): A Comprehensive Approach to Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country This 5-year, $14 million/year initiative aims to prevent heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and associated risk factors in American Indian tribes and Alaskan Native villages through a holistic approach to population health and wellness. The initiative will support efforts by American Indian tribes and Alaskan Native villages to implement a variety of effective community-chosen and culturally adapted policies, systems, and environmental changes. These changes will aim to reduce commercial tobacco use and exposure, improve nutrition and physical activity, increase support for breastfeeding, increase health literacy, and strengthen team-based care and community-clinical links. Funds will support approximately 12 American Indian tribes and Alaskan Native villages directly and approximately 12 Tribal Organizations (one of each in each of 12 IHS administrative areas) to provide leadership, technical assistance, training, and resources to American Indian tribes and Alaskan Native villages within their IHS Administrative Areas. CDC website .
Notah Begay III Foundation
- Promising Program Grants: The purpose of the Promising Program Grant will be to partner with Native communities to support projects that strategically target childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes prevention through existing youth focused physical activity and/or healthy nutrition programs. Grants will be awarded up to $40,000 each. Applications will be accepted from throughout the U.S. However preference will be given to grantees from three specific regions - the Southwest (New Mexico, Arizona), the Upper Midwest (Minnesota, Wisconsin) and the Southern Plains (Oklahoma, Texas)
Applications accepted until July 14, 2014 at 5:00 pm MST.
For additional information and to access the RFP, please visit the Grant Seekers page.
United States Department of Agriculture
Tribal Colleges Research Grants Program (TCRGP)
This program was designed to assist 1994 Land-Grant Institutions (Tribal Colleges) in building institutional research capacity through applied projects that address student educational needs and solve community, reservation or regional problems. Awards are to be made on the basis of a competitive review process. Collaboration with 1862 or 1890 Land Grant Institutions is a requirement. Eligible institutions may propose projects in any discipline of the food and agricultural sciences.
Who Is Eligible to Apply
- 1994 Land-Grant Institutions
- Other or Additional Information (See below)
More Information on Eligibility
Grant applications submitted under this program must certify that the research to be conducted will be performed in collaboration with at least one 1862 or 1890 Land-Grant college or university.
For additional information, please visit Tribal Colleges Research Grants Program (TCRGP)
- Application Deadline: July 15, 2014 - Local Foods, Local Places
Communities are invited to apply for assistance from Local Foods, Local Places, a new program supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) , the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) , the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) , the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) , and the Delta Regional Authority (DRA) to help create more livable places by promoting local foods. Together, the agencies are investing $650,000 in the Local Foods, Local Places program, which aims to:
- Boost economic opportunities for local farmers and businesses, and foster entrepreneurship;
- Improve access to healthy local food, particularly among disadvantaged groups with limited access to fresh fruits and vegetables; and
- Revitalize downtowns, main street districts, and traditional neighborhoods by supporting farmers' markets, food hubs, community gardens, community kitchens, and other kinds of local food enterprises, and by providing people with affordable choices for accessing those amenities, such as walking, biking, or taking transit.
Local Foods, Local Places will provide direct technical support to selected communities to help them develop and implement action plans promoting local food and downtown revitalization. Special consideration will be given to communities that are in the early stages of developing or restoring local food enterprises and creating economically vibrant communities. Selected communities in Appalachia and the Delta region will be eligible to receive financial assistance to help them implement those plans.
Eligibility: Communities anywhere in the United States are eligible to apply. Particular consideration will be given to communities in the following places:
- Areas served by the Appalachian Regional Commission in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.
- Areas served by the Delta Regional Authority in Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee.
- Federally designated Promise Zones in the Choctaw Nation region of Southeast Oklahoma; Los Angeles, California; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; San Antonio, Texas; and Southeastern Kentucky.
- USDA-designated StrikeForce counties in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and West Virginia.
For additional information, please visit Local Foods, Local Places Announcement of Federal Assistance for Sustainable Communities
[PDF] . Letters of Interest must be submitted to Ed Fendley by July 15, 2014. Please include "Local Foods, Local Places" and the name of the community in the subject line of the e-mail.
National Institutes of Health
Johns Hopkins Global Obesity Prevention Center Request for Applications (RFA): The NIH-funded Johns Hopkins Global Obesity Prevention Center (JHGOPC) is seeking applications for research that focuses on time-sensitive changes in environments or policies that may reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity. Projects should take a systems perspective and have the potential to inform the development or confirmation of community- or population-based interventions. We invite applications from investigators at all career levels in the United States and globally.
This solicitation is for research that requires short-cycle funding decisions ('rapid response' studies). Awards will be announced approximately three months from the RFA release date. Eligible studies must be associated with actual policies or processes that are pending in real world settings (e.g., natural experiments), requiring "time-sensitive" data collection that would not be possible if the funding decision were made on a regular 9-month NIH review cycle. The JHGOPC RFAs are re-issued every six months, in January and July.
Aug. 4, 2014 (One page concept summary)
September 12, 2014 (proposal due)
JHGOPC will fund one or two projects for a maximum of $30,000 total costs
Proposals are welcomed from researchers anywhere in the world from diverse backgrounds and at varying career levels. The research may be based in the United States or in other countries. Researchers who are in the early stages of their careers are strongly encouraged to apply. Researchers must be affiliated with a university, agency, or research center that meets the same eligibility criteria that apply to NIH funding. See Who Is Eligible for an NIH Grant? .
For additional information, please visit Request for Funding Applications (RFA)
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation
- The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation Research Endowment Grant: Lifestyle Interventions for Childhood Overweight and Obesity Foundation. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation Research Endowment was established by the contributions of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics members and friends to support food and nutrition research by Academy members.
Purpose/Objective: The Foundation encourages submission of applications from Academy Members that explore lifestyle interventions which can reduce the risk of development of childhood overweight and obesity by focusing on nutrition and physical activity.
Funds Available: A one year grant of up to $35,000 is available to Academy Members.
Eligible Institutions: For-profit or non-profit acute care hospitals or acute-care healthcare systems; Public or private institutions, such as universities, colleges and physician practice groups.
Key Dates: July 1, 2014- Application Deadline. November 1, 2014- Award Decision (announcement at FNCE).
For additional information, please visit eat right Research Endowment Grant