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Rural Schools and Health Funding & Opportunities

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Lowe's Toolbox for Education Program
Grants to help schools and parent teacher groups with school improvement and to provide for the educational needs of their students. Past projects have involved safety, nutrition, the provision of basic needs, and school gardens.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Sep 28, 2018
Sponsor: Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation
Whole Kids Foundation School Garden Grant Program
Grants to support new or existing edible gardens at K-12 schools and nonprofit organizations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Oct 15, 2018
Sponsor: Whole Kids Foundation
Annie's Grants for Gardens
Grants to develop edible garden projects that help connect kids to nutritious food.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 1, 2018
Sponsor: Annie's Homegrown, Inc.
Jump Start Healthy Changes Grants
Offers funding for schools to improve opportunities for healthy eating and physical activity.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 7, 2018
Sponsor: Fuel Up to Play 60
School Nutrition Equipment Grants
Funding for schools to purchase equipment that will enhance the long term implementation of a lunch or breakfast program.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 7, 2018
Sponsor: Fuel Up to Play 60
Youth Garden Grant
Awards funding and gardening supplies to schools and community organizations with youth-centered garden programs.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 17, 2018
Sponsor: KidsGardening.org
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
Walmart National Giving Program
Grants to national organizations working to empower low-income people, such as programs that address hunger relief and nutrition, sustainability, women's economic empowerment, or career opportunities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Walmart Foundation
Evaluating the Four-Day School Week Policy Inactive
Funding to support the evaluation of four-day school week policies in rural settings and an associated cost study in order to build the evidence about the pros and cons of such policies and their impact on the academic, social, emotional, and physical well-being of children.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 30, 2018
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Full-Service Community Schools Program Inactive
Funding to establish or expand full-service community schools, which are designed to improve the coordination, integration, accessibility, and effectiveness of services for children and families, with priority given to high poverty rural schools.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jun 28, 2018
Application Deadline: Jul 13, 2018
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education
School-Based Health Center Capital Program Inactive
Grants to increase access to mental health, substance abuse, and childhood obesity-related services in operational school-based health centers by funding minor alteration/renovation projects and/or the purchase of movable equipment.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 17, 2018
Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
School Grants for Healthy Kids Inactive
Awards funding to implement school health and wellness practices that help students eat better, stay physically active, and be better prepared to learn.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 6, 2018
Sponsor: Action for Healthy Kids
Farm to School Grant Program Inactive
Grants to plan, establish, or sustain a Farm to School program that improves access to local foods in schools.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 8, 2017
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Food and Nutrition Service
Healthy School Hero Award Inactive
An award that recognizes parents, teachers, students, administrators, school wellness experts, and other volunteers who have worked to create healthier learning environments.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 30, 2017
Sponsor: Action for Healthy Kids
School-Based Adolescent HIV/STD Prevention Services Inactive
Funding and technical assistance for local health departments to increase their capacity to work in partnership with local education agencies and other key community stakeholders to prevent adolescent HIV/STD infections through the implementation of CDC school-based approaches.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): May 26, 2017
Application Deadline: Jun 9, 2017
Sponsors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH), National Association of County and City Health Officials
Telehealth Network Grant Program (TNGP) Inactive
Funding to demonstrate how telehealth programs and networks can improve access to quality health care services in rural, frontier and underserved communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 8, 2016
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration
School Climate Transformation Grant: Local Education Agency Grants Inactive
Offers grants to Local Education Agencies to develop, enhance, or expand systems of support for schools implementing an evidence-based behavioral framework for improving a school's climate, resulting in an overall reduction of disruptive behavior, violence, and bullying and and increase in overall academic achievement.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 23, 2014
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education
State Oral Disease Prevention Programs Inactive
Assists state health departments to implement or expand sealant programs in low-income and/or rural schools, or to develop statewide capacity, leadership, and partnerships to assess barriers to improving oral health.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 29, 2013
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Last Updated: 9/17/2018