Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities

Posted by on December 15, 2008

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Offers Grants to Prevent Childhood Obesity

Deadline: February 3, 2009

Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ( whose primary goal is to implement healthy eating and active living initiatives that support healthier communities for children and families across the United States. The program places special emphasis on reaching children who are at highest risk for obesity on the basis of race/ethnicity, income, and/or geographic location.

Through this call for proposals, RWJF will award approximately sixty grants to help local community partnerships across the United States increase opportunities for physical activity and improve access to affordable healthy foods for children and families. Special consideration will be given to communities in fifteen states where the incidence of or risk for childhood obesity is the greatest (Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and West Virginia).

The program will accept only one proposal per community. For the purposes of this CFP, an eligible community is defined as a municipality, county, district, or region with partners that are able to plan, advocate for, and implement changes to policies, environments, and systems. The lead agency for the proposed project must be a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization, a government entity, or a tribal group recognized by the U.S. federal government.

Grants of up to $360,000 each will be awarded for four years.  Grantees will be expected to secure a cash and/or in-kind match equal to at least 50 percent of the RWJF award over the entire grant period.

The complete CFP is available at the RWJF Web site.

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