Agency: National Institute of Food & Agriculture (USDA); Program: Agriculture & Food Research Initiative: Childhood Obesity Prevention Challenge Area (CFDA Number: 10.310) (Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NIFA-AFRI-005845); Eligibility: Tribal governments, public and private colleges and universities, nonprofits and for-profits, including small businesses; Funding: $7 million for multiple awards (a match is required); Deadline: Aug. 4.
Summary: AFRI offers grants addressing key agriculture problems of national, regional and multi-state importance. This program is designed to achieve the long-term outcome of reducing the prevalence of obesity among children and adolescents (ages 2-19). A perennial priority is to generate new knowledge of the behavioral, social and environmental factors influencing childhood obesity and use this information to develop quality obesity prevention programs for adolescents ages 15-19.
For more information on child obesity funding, listen to our webinar Racing to end Childhood Obesity