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Grant Opportunities

ShapingNJ provides information about grant opportunities for nutrition, physical activity and obesity prevention work.

New Opportunities

New Jersey Healthy Communities Network is pleased to announce the 2016 Call For Proposals.

  • Up to 50 entities will receive grants.
  • Grants of up to $20,000 for two years will be awarded.
  • Grants will support projects advancing policy and environmental changes to support healthy eating and active living.
  • Letter of intent required no later than October 13, 2015
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Ongoing Funding Opportunities

New Jersey Food Access Initiative
The New Jersey Food Access Initiative (NJFAI) is a partnership between The Reinvestment Fund and the New Jersey Economic Development Authority. The program is designed to meet the financing needs of supermarket operators that want to locate within underserved areas in New Jersey. The NJFAI provides predevelopment, acquisition, construction and rehabilitation, equipment, and leasehold improvement loans to supermarket operators and developers locating in underserved communities in New Jersey.
Amount: $200,000-$4,500,000 (Loans); $5,000-$125,000 (Grants)

Voices for Healthy Kids
Voices for Healthy Kids' Strategic Campaign Fund is awarding grants to support strategic issue advocacy campaigns. An effort of The American Heart Association (AHA) together with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), these focus of these awards is to combat childhood obesity through state, local, and tribal public policy campaigns aligned with the Voices for Healthy Kids policy priorities. Priority will be given to campaigns reaching the highest need populations and/or those with the greatest potential to impact wider movement-building impact and momentum. Nonprofit organizations with 501(c)3 status are eligible to apply.
Amount: Up to $90,000
Deadline: Rolling

Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization: Large and Small Grants
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is calling for proposals that 1) examine issues and interventions related to health care financing and organization and their effects on health care costs, quality and access; and 2) explore or test new ways to finance and organize health care to improve access to more affordable and higher quality health services.
Amount: More than $100,000 (Large); $100,000 or less (Small)
Deadline: Open

Childhood Obesity Rapid Response Grants (American Heart Association)
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the American Heart Association are accepting applications for childhood obesity prevention activities such as grassroots organizing, coalition building, and public opinion research or media relations. Both state and local-level efforts are eligible.
Amount: $5,000-75,000

KaBOOM! Playspace Opportunities
KaBOOM! is currently doing outreach to locate potential Community Partners in cities and towns across North America to create playgrounds with them and their corporate partners in 2011. Ideal Community Partners are usually child-serving non-profit organizations, but can be community development organizations, neighborhood coalitions, schools or any organization that can mobilize a volunteer force and is in need of a new playground!
Amount: No money awarded, playground equipment provided, small match required

Calendar for Grants Available for School Gardens

Neighborhood Excellence Initiative
The Neighborhood Excellence Initiative recognizes, nurtures and rewards community-based organizations, local heroes and student leaders working to improve their communities. The grants focus on areas such as: education, community development/neighborhood preservation, arts and culture, and health and human services.

State Farm Youth Advisory Board Grant Application Available
State Farm's Youth Advisory Board (YAB) grants are designed to create sustainable change in local communities across the United States. Applicants must be a public K-12, charter, higher education institution, or non-profit organizations who are able to demonstrate how they plan to impact student achievement within the public K-12 curriculum. All applicants need to have a youth contact and adult administrator, as the programs must be youth-driven and youth-led. Grant requests must fall under one of these issue areas: Driver Safety, Environmental Responsibility, Financial Literacy, Access to Higher Education, or Natural & Societal Disasters.
Amount: $25,000-$100,000

USDA Team Nutrition Grants to Improve the Health of America's Children
The USDA will be investing $5.5 million in grants for Team Nutrition Training for Healthy Meals that will help children develop healthy eating and physical activity habits for healthier lifestyles. Approximately $2.5 million is set aside to provide non-competitive grants (up to $50,000) to each State Agency that commits to specific strategies to increase the number of HealthierUS School Challenge (HUSSC) applications submitted for approval.   
Amount: Up to $350,000


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