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Rural Obesity and Weight Control Funding & Opportunities

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AHRQ Small Research Grant Program (R03) Inactive
Supports different types of health services research projects, including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and development of new research technology. Rural and frontier areas are considered a priority population.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 16, 2017
Sponsors: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Healthy, Active Native Communities Mini-Grant Inactive
Grants for Tribal Health Departments to implement innovative, culturally sensitive, and effective approaches to prevent obesity and improve nutrition and physical activity in American Indian/Alaska Native communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Oct 13, 2017
Sponsor: Association of American Indian Physicians
Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation Initiative Inactive
Grants to reduce significant health disparities impacting racial and ethnic minorities and/or disadvantaged populations through implementing evidence-based strategies with the greatest potential for impact, especially in communities disproportionately impacted by the opioid epidemic, childhood obesity, and serious mental illness.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 1, 2017
Sponsors: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Childhood Obesity Prevention Challenge Area Inactive
Grants for fundamental and applied research, education, and extension projects in the food and agricultural sciences with the goal of reducing the prevalence of overweight and obesity among children and adolescents ages 2-19 years.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 28, 2017
Sponsors: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Native Strong: Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures - Drop Sugary Drinks Grant Inactive
Grants to tribes and Native-led organizations to focus on the reduction of sugar sweetened beverages and increase the consumption of healthy beverage alternatives for young children.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 8, 2017
Sponsor: Notah Begay III Foundation
Healthy Eating Research - Building the Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity Inactive
Supports research on environmental and policy strategies designed to promote healthy eating among children to prevent childhood obesity, especially among groups at highest risk for obesity: Black, Latino, American Indian, Asian/Pacific Islander children, and children who live in lower-income communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Required): Aug 3, 2016
Application Deadline: Oct 12, 2016
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Programs to Reduce Obesity in High Obesity Areas to Boost Prevention Inactive
Awards funds to land grant colleges and universities for projects that will work to improve physical activity and nutrition; reduce obesity; and prevent and control diabetes, heart disease, and stroke in areas where adult obesity rates are high.
Geographic coverage: Available in 17 states.
Application Deadline: Aug 2, 2016
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Native Strong: Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures Capacity Building Grant Inactive
Offers funding to organizations working to prevent or reduce childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes in Native American children. Funds may be used for capacity building, community planning, or community health assessments.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide with preference given to North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.
Application Deadline: Jan 22, 2016
Sponsor: Notah Begay III Foundation
Native Strong: Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures Seeds of Native Health Promising Program Grants Inactive
Awards funding to existing programs that work to reduce childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes for Native American children.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 22, 2016
Sponsor: Notah Begay III Foundation
Public Prevention Health Fund: Community Transformation Grant Inactive
Grants aimed at helping communities implement projects proven to reduce chronic diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Required): Jun 6, 2011
Application Deadline: Jul 15, 2011
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Last Updated: 6/6/2017