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Rural Obesity and Weight Control Funding & Opportunities

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HRSA Challenge Competition: Preventing Childhood Obesity
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 24, 2018
Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Healthy Eating Research: Building Evidence to Promote Health and Well-Being Among Children Inactive
Funding for research on policy, systems, and environmental strategies with strong potential to promote the health and well-being of children at a population level and that has the potential to help children achieve optimal nutrition and healthy weight.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Letter of Intent (Required): Jul 18, 2018
Application Deadline: Sep 26, 2018
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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
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
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

Last Updated: 7/24/2018