Grants in Los Angeles: Increase Physical Activity and Food Nutrition at schools
August 26, 2013 2 Comments
Applications due by Monday, September 16, 2013 at 11 pm.
Community Health Councils, through its REACH Demonstration Project Partners in Health, is offering grants from $25,000 to $35,000 to organizations to provide nutrition and/or physical activity resources at eight schools in South Los Angeles. Grants will be awarded to selected organizations to support the development and implementation of campus-based physical activity and/or nutrition resources and the establishment of a shared agreement with Los Angeles Unified School District as part of an overall effort to improve student wellness.
The funding range is $25,000-$35,000 per award over a period of 3 consecutive semesters. The grants will be awarded in two rounds. The first round of funding will be organizations interested in developing and implementing physical activity and/or nutrition activities at Washington Prep High School and Fremont High School between Fall 2013 through Fall 2014. The grants will be issued on a competitive basis to community, service, faith-based organizations, and other qualified entities with a history of working in schools and South Los Angeles. Qualified organizations will be funded to implement campus-based programs targeting students, their parents and community members living within a ½ mile radius of the designated schools, along the following strategic priorities:
- increase access to and consumption of healthy foods and/or
- increase access to daily physical activity.
The organization should have a proven record of success implementing culturally and age-appropriate, evidence-based practice (EBP) projects that serve multiple generations, students ages 5-17 and/or adults ages 18 and older. A complete Request for Proposals application packet is available on the Community Health Councils website.