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Rural Obesity and Weight Control – Funding & Opportunities

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Promise Neighborhoods Program Inactive
A grant program that supports improvement in the educational and developmental outcomes of children and youth in the most distressed communities. Projects should work to ensure school readiness, high school graduation, and access to a community-based continuum of high quality services.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Feb 3, 2021
Application Deadline: Mar 5, 2021
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education
America Walks Community Change Grants Inactive
Grants for projects related to creating healthy, active, and engaged communities that support walking as transportation, health, and recreation. For the current grant cycle, America Walks is particularly interested in projects that center the concerns of residents who are Black, Indigenous, and people of color; reach across the demographics of communities to build coalitions; and/or create unique civic partnerships with new perspectives.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 9, 2020
Sponsor: America Walks
Healthy Eating Research Grants Inactive
Grants for research to identify policy, systems, and environmental strategies that have the strongest potential to reduce sugar-sweetened beverages and increase safe drinking water access and intake among low-income and children of color who are at greatest risk for poor nutrition and obesity.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Sep 16, 2020
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: 1/29/2021