Childhood Obesity Prevention Focus of Giving Effort

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-006346); Eligibility: Tribal governments, public and private colleges and universities, nonprofits and for-profits, including small businesses; Funding: $6.3 million for multiple awards (a match is required); Deadline: June 28.

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.

Info: (NOFA); Deirdra Chester, (202) 401-5178; e-mail,; for questions about the solicitation.

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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