Agency: Dept. of Health & Human Services, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. Program: National Collaboration to Promote Health, Wellness, and Academic Success of School-Age Children (formerly the National Programs to Improve the Health and Educational Outcomes of Young People) (CFDA Number 93.858) (Funding Opportunity Number CDC-RFA-DP16-1601). Eligibility: Nonprofits including public and private organizations; state and local health agencies; healthcare facilities including hospitals, community health centers and school-based health centers; institutions of higher education; schools. Funding: $2.25 million to fund five awards (no matching required); Deadline: Jan. 19.
Summary: This program seeks to improve child and adolescent health by helping schools and communities create a culture of wellness. The program is focused on promoting and implementing evidence-based policies, practices, and programs in four priority areas: school nutrition, physical activity, out of school time, and school health services. Grants will support states, school districts, and/or schools to achieve the short, intermediate-, and long-term outcomes. Specifically, projects must increase the percentage of children and adolescents who are physically active for at least 60 minutes daily and increase the number of states with policies to improve nutritional quality of foods in schools.
Tip: Collaborations and partnerships are highly valued by CDC and can improve an applicant’s chances for success.