Maryland Healthy Eating and Active Lifestyle Coalition

Aug 15, 2015

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Maryland Healthy Eating and Active Lifestyle Coalition

  • Call for Proposals: Healthy Farms, Healthy People State Meetings Learning Community National Network of Public Health Institutes.

  • Community Transformation Grants – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • Funding Opportunities – National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research.
  • USDA Announces Grants to Help End Hunger in America: New Grants to Foster Hunger-Free Communities and Deliver Help to Americans in Need

    Through the grants, FNS seeks strategies that support the creation of Hunger-Free Communities by funding activities including food distribution, community outreach, resource development and other methods to make food more accessible to those most in need. One million will fund Planning and Assessment Grants to evaluate food insecurity in communities and develop strategies to become hunger-free. The remaining $4 million will support Implementation Grants for communities that already have a plan to end hunger and need resources for program implementation. The grants are available to public and not-for-profit organizations and require collaboration with one or more community partners. Grant applications may be submitted by email to: HungerFreeCommunities@fns.usda.gov or through www.grants.gov.

  • Active Living Research and Healthy Eating Research Call for Proposals

    Application Deadline: Rolling The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has posted a call for proposals (CFP) in the Childhood Obesity program area. Active Living Research and Healthy Eating Research are national programs of RWJF that support research to identify promising policy and environmental strategies for increasing physical activity, promoting healthy eating and preventing obesity. The overall aim of both of these programs is to provide key decision- and policy-makers with evidence to guide effective action to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic. The objective of this CFP is to support time-sensitive, opportunistic studies to evaluate changes in policies or environments with the potential to reach children who are at highest risk for obesity, including African-American, Latino, Native American, Asian-American and Pacific Islander children (ages 3 to 18) who live in low-income communities or communities with limited access to affordable healthy foods and/or safe opportunities for physical activity. Research studies may focus on one or both sides of the energy balance equation – on physical activity (including sedentary behavior), healthy eating or both. Studies funded under this CFP are expected to advance RWJF’s efforts to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic by 2015.

    Two types of studies are eligible for rapid-response funding under this CFP:

    1. Opportunistic evaluations of imminent changes in policies or environments (i.e., “natural experiments”).
    2. Studies that can inform an ongoing or upcoming policy debate (e.g., small experimental studies, secondary data analyses, cost-effectiveness analyses, health impact assessments, simulations of policy effects or macro-level policy analyses).

Up to $1.675 million total will be awarded for rapid-response research grants, with the majority of funds in this CFP focused on physical activity studies. The maximum amount for a single grant is $150,000, with a maximum funding period of 12 months.

Visit the Active Living Research or Healthy Eating Research Web sites for more details about this CFP and information on how to apply.