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Rural Obesity and Weight Control – Funding & Opportunities

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Healthy Eating Research Grants Inactive
Grants to support actionable research that advances health equity in the areas of nutritional disparities, nutrition, and food security.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Letter of Intent (Required): Jul 31, 2019
Application Deadline: Oct 2, 2019
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Youth Engagement in Sports: Collaboration to Improve Adolescent Physical Activity and Nutrition (YES Initiative) Inactive
Grants to develop and implement sports fitness programs based on successful evidenced-based strategies of youth engagement for racial/ethnic minority and/or socioeconomically disadvantaged 6th, 7th, and/or 8th graders, particularly those who reside in communities where no or few youth sports programs exist. The YES Initiative intends to identify characteristics of effective collaborations that improve physical activity and nutrition through increased participation in sports.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 31, 2019
Sponsors: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
HRSA Challenge Competition: Preventing Childhood Obesity Inactive
A prize competition to support innovative solutions to help low-income families adopt healthy eating practices, healthy lifestyles, and make sustainable changes in their homes.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Sep 28, 2018
Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
High Obesity Program Inactive
Funding for land grant college and university projects designed to improve physical activity and nutrition; reduce obesity; and prevent and control diabetes, heart disease, and stroke in areas where adult obesity rates are above 40%.
Geographic coverage: Available to serve specific counties in 17 states.
Application Deadline: Jul 9, 2018
Sponsors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Centers Inactive
Funding for academic research centers to participate in the network of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Centers.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): May 25, 2018
Application Deadline: Jun 25, 2018
Sponsors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Last Updated: 6/19/2019