Healthy School Makeover Contest
To support National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, SPARK has teamed-up with other leading health and physical education organizations to provide a nationwide Healthy School Makeover Contest, with the winner receiving a grand prize worth $45,000 in educational materials, training, and equipment!
Just submit a short video explaining why your school needs a healthy school makeover and how you'll use the Grand Prize award to improve the health of your students. Our partner and Hall of Fame golfer Annika Sorenstam will present the grand prize to the winning school!
To enter visit www.healthyschoolmakeover.com.
All entries must be received by October 31, 2012. Good luck!
Approximately $243,000 in funding is available to support grant awards in the range of $2,500 to $20,000. It is estimated that the average award amount will be $15,000 for 16 grants. Applications are due by September 19, 2012.
These grants are made possible through a partnership between the National Environmental Education Foundation, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management.
We are pleased to announce a new funding opportunity for our critical youth outreach and education work. Built in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), and led by our good partners, the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF), this funding opportunity will provide small grants (<$20,000) to partnership projects that connect kids with nature through recreation, learning and stewardship on our public lands.
The America's Great Outdoors: Connecting Youth with Nature 2012 grants are an important contribution to our efforts to link youth with their treasured public lands. Responsive to President Obama's America's Great Outdoors initiative, these funds may help you reach more youth, build new partnerships, or sustain and grow existing efforts to connect kids with nature. Together with the earlier NFWF AGO: Nurturing the Next Generation of Conservationists granting program that supports youth employment in conservation, these new funding opportunities engage our Congressionally-chartered foundations in supporting our critical youth outreach and engagement efforts.
Forest Service units are eligible to receive these funds, as are organizations that partner with FS and/or BLM units - all proposals must document at least a 1:1 non-federal match for grant funds requested. The attached RFP, news release, and NEEF program website http://www.neefusa.org/grants/connecting_youth.htm provide helpful information to consider this opportunity, and to prepare a strong proposal. You can create your proposal online - and they are due September 19, 2012.
We encourage you to share this opportunity with your partners, and consider taking advantage of this unique funding opportunity. If you have questions, please contact Sandy Frost, Partnership Liaison with the Watershed, Fish, Wildlife, Air and Rare Plants program at email@example.com or at 202-590-0763.
Are you or someone you know working on an effective project that addresses childhood obesity? The American Journal of Preventive Medicine (AJPM) wants to hear about it.
AJPM announces the opening of the "Childhood Obesity Challenge," an online competition designed to provide new and creative solutions to this public health crisis. The Challenge is open to individuals or teams from any sector, and presents an outlet for innovative solutions to childhood obesity that are outside the standard framework of scientific research publications.
Winners will receive a cash prize and will be featured in the print and online editions of AJPM.
The deadline for submitting entries is 5 pm EDT Aug. 15, 2012. To submit an idea for reducing childhood obesity, or to learn more about the competition, visit http://ajpmchallenge.calit2.net/.
CAN seeks qualified applicants to become one of three Regional Innovation Support Providers
The California After School Network (CAN) and California STEM Learning Network (CSLNet) are Launching the Power of Discovery: STEM2 Initiative. We are currently seeking qualified applicants to become one of three Regional Innovation Support Providers throughout California
The Power of Discovery STEM2
The Power of Discovery: STEM2 is part of the California After School Network (CAN) and California STEM Learning Network’s (CSLNet) effort to mobilize a broad coalition of stakeholders who will work together to increase quality STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) learning opportunities in Out-of-School Time (OST) programs. This initiative focuses on the creation and implementation of a robust, statewide system of Regional Innovation Support Providers and Virtual Innovation Supports. These Regional and Virtual Innovation Supports will work together to implement a comprehensive multi-year strategic plan that will facilitate cross-sector partnerships and increase the professional capacity of OST programs to offer high quality STEM learning opportunities. This initiative is made possible with the generous support and partnership from the S.D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation, the Noyce Foundation, and the Samueli Foundation
Learn more about the Power of Discovery: STEM2 initiative
What are the goals and desired outcomes of the Power of Discovery: STEM2?
Request for Qualifications for Regional Innovation Support Providers
The California After School Network and California STEM Learning Network is currently seeking qualified applicants to become one of three Regional Innovation Support Providers throughout California. If you are interested in applying to become a Regional Innovation Support Provider, you will be asked to demonstrate your qualifications through a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) process.
Access the Request for Qualifications Document
What is expected of Regional Innovation Support Providers?
Through careful planning, the facilitation of cross-sector regional partnerships, and intentional structured support to OST programs, Regional Innovation Support Providers will help develop a robust system of regional support to increase high-quality STEM programs during out-of-school time. These regional efforts will surface challenges and promising practices, and enhance a broader statewide initiative, ultimately benefitting STEM in OST throughout California.
Access the Work Plan Summary and Deliverables for Regional Innovation Support Providers
How will Regional Innovation Support Providers be selected?
Regional Innovation Support Providers will be selected based on their demonstrated capacity to accomplish the goals and deliverables of The Power of Discovery: STEM2 that are listed in the RFQ and Work Plan Summary and Deliverables, as well as through subsequent interviews. The nimbleness of the organization or entity, demonstrated existing connections to important regional stakeholders, and general capacity to accomplish the desired outcomes will be significant considerations for their selection.
What is the timeline for Regional Innovation Support Provider Selection?
June 7, 2012 – RFQ Application release
July 27, 2012 – Deadline for application receipt
July 30, 2012 – August 17, 2012 – Review of applications and interviews of potential candidates
August 20, 2012 – Award notifications
September 10 – 14, 2012 – Regional Innovation Support Provider Orientation
GRANT ANNOUCEMENT 2013 NATIONAL CHILDREN’S DENTAL HEALTH MONTH
SAMUEL D. HARRIS AWARD
As a result of a generous contribution from Dr. Samuel D. Harris, the American Dental Association and Oral Health America have established the Samuel D. Harris National Children’s Dental Health Month Award. This award recognizes and rewards programs that demonstrate the advancement of dentistry for children through efforts that provide oral health benefits to the public and the profession during National Children’s Dental Health Month.
Goal: The goal of the 2013 National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM) Samuel D. Harris Award is to execute a competitive funding process whereby eligible organizations (as defined below) apply for grant support exclusively for oral health awareness and education programs during NCDHM.
This grant opportunity encourages eligible organizations to provide oral health awareness and education during February 2013 for pre-school aged children and/or K-12 grades (children 5-17 years of age).
Dollar Amount Available: For this grant cycle, up to two grants will be given from a total of $4,000 in grant funds. Applicants are encouraged to leverage matching funds for the requested grant amount. Oral Health America (OHA), who oversees the fund, reserves the right to increase or decrease cash awards based on applications received in future cycles.
Eligible Organizations: State (constituent) and local (components) dental societies of the ADA and/or community-based organizations providing oral health education to pre-school aged and school-aged children. Program entries are limited to those conducting programs specifically for National Children’s Dental Health Month which will be observed in February 2013.
Special consideration will be given to those applicants that identify the school(s) they plan to work with during NCDHM February 2013 and include a letter of support from the school administrator(s).
Evaluation: A grant review committee consisting of Oral Health America (OHA), the American Dental Association (ADA) and a representative of the Samuel D. Harris family will evaluate all applications and ranked them based on the below criteria.
Applications will be evaluated on the following criteria:
Originality, creativity and innovation
Sustainability of the program past the funding period
Ease of duplication/replication by other programs
Application:Application is available online on the following websites:
Only proposals submitted on the official grant proposal form will be considered. Note: Please be concise in your answers as each question is limited to 250 words.
Samuel D. Harris Award Grant Application Available:
April 16, 2012
May 31, 2012
Application review and selection of grantees:
Announcement of Grantees:
Week of August 6, 2012
Grant funds disbursed:
Reports Due to OHA/ADA:
April 30, 2013
Questions: Please contact Tina Montgomery, program specialist, ADA, at 312-440-4600 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
That's why we created our Grant-Finder Tool; to "show you where the money is!" for Physical Education, After School, Early Childhood and Coordinated School Health programs.
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The SPARK Programs
438 Camino Del Rio South, Ste. 110
San Diego, CA 92108
Phone: 800-SPARK-PE (772-7573)
Coca Cola Community Grants
Coca Cola is committed to improving the quality of life in the communities where they do business. One of the focus areas for their global giving campaign is active healthy living and education. Deadline Rolling
Sara Lee Grants Active Lifestyles
The Sara Lee Foundation supports nonprofit organizations with clearly defined missions and programs addressing the following areas: food related programs (including food insecurity, nutrition education, and healthy and active lifestyles), women's self-sufficiency programs, and diversity through highly visible cultural programs. Deadline: Rolling
Letter of Intent Information.
Salad Bar Grant Info
Only one stipulation: You desire and can offer a SALAD BAR every day!
INCREDIBLY FRESH PRODUCE IS EASY:
Trinity Fresh Food For Life offers everything from delicate baby spinach, kumquats, broccoli florets...cream cheese, small cartons of milk, and individual cream cheese pouches... quinoa, whole wheat pastry flour, and brown Calrose rice. We've got all of your produce, dairy and dry goods needs covered. AND we are non-profit...so any profits at the end of the day come back to YOU! Fill out the grant application at http://saladbars2schools.org/
TRINITY FRESH FOOD FOR LIFE
9299 E. Stockton Blvd. #10
Elk Grove, CA 95624
Julie Craig, K-12 Account Manager
Grant Writing Support
The Sodexo Foundation and Youth Service America
The Nellie Mae Education Foundation
Funding Opportunities at California Convergence F