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Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Dissemination and Implementation Research to Advance Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Health Preventive Interventions in School Settings
Notice of Special Interest for dissemination and implementation research to support innovative approaches to overcoming barriers to the adoption, adaptation, integration, scale-up, and sustainability of evidence-based interventions to support children's mental, emotional, and behavioral health in school settings. Health disparity populations, including individuals living in rural areas, are a priority.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Jun 5, 2024
Sponsors: National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
National School Lunch Afterschool Snack Program
Funding for schools and residential child care institutions to provide afterschool snacks to low-income children who participate in the National School Lunch program.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Food and Nutrition Service
Summer Food Service Program
Funding to provide free, nutritious meals and snacks to help children in low-income areas get the nutrition they need during the summer months.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Food and Nutrition Service
Small, Rural School Achievement Grant Program Inactive
Funding for small, rural Local Education Agencies for initiatives aimed at improving student academic achievement. Activities may include drug prevention, violence prevention, school-based health services, and other health-related programs.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 15, 2022
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education
Fuel Up to Play 60 Grants Inactive
Funding for schools to improve opportunities for healthy eating and physical activity.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 13, 2022
Sponsor: Fuel Up to Play 60
Whole Kids Foundation School Garden Grant Program Inactive
Grants to support new and existing edible gardens at K-12 schools and nonprofit organizations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 11, 2022
Sponsor: Whole Kids Foundation
Farm to School Grant Program Inactive
Grants to plan, establish, and/or sustain a Farm to School program that improves access to local foods and nutrition/agriculture resources in schools.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 10, 2022
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Food and Nutrition Service
Mental Health Service Professional Demonstration Grant Program Inactive
Grants to support and demonstrate innovative partnerships to train school-based mental health services providers for employment in high need schools and local educational agencies.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 5, 2019
Sponsors: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE), U.S. Department of Education
School Climate Transformation Grant: Local Education Agency Grants Inactive
Grants for Local Education Agencies to develop, enhance, or expand systems of support for schools implementing an evidence-based behavioral framework for improving school climate, resulting in an overall reduction of disruptive behavior, violence, and bullying and and increase in overall academic achievement. Priority will be given to rural and tribal schools and projects that address opioid abuse and prevention.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 22, 2019
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education
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

Last Updated: 4/6/2022