"Taking It to the Streets" Grant Challenge
The "Taking It to the Streets" Leadership Team wants you to be involved in our efforts to address obesity and other critical FCS issues as a profession! We now challenge you to look at the list of grants below and apply for funding based on what you are ALREADY doing in your classrooms.
Apply for grants for your class or club. Be sure to get publicity and keep track of your work and numbers involved for our year-end report.
New reference that may assist with some projects:
Here are some excerpts from the Executive Summary for the USDA Guidelines (http://www.cnpp.usda.gov/DGAs2010-DGACReport.htm) that should provide rationale for action if required on a grant application.
Grant Name: Champions for Healthy Kids
Funded by: General Mills Foundation
Description: General Mills, in partnership with the American Dietetic
Association Foundation and the President's Council on Physical
Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition is proud to announce its ninth year of
awarding 50, $10,000 grants to not-for-profit organizations with
innovative programs that help youth develop both good nutrition and
Program Areas: Health/PE
Recipients: Public Schools, Other
Proposal Deadline: 12/15/10
Average Amount: $10,000.00
Availability: All States
Grant Name: Pepsi Refresh Grant
Funded by: PepsiCo
Description: We're looking for people, businesses, and non-profits with ideas that will have a positive impact. Look around your community and think about how you want to change it. Categories are health, arts & culture, food & shelter, the planet, neighborhoods, and education.
Program Areas: Adult Literacy | After-School | Arts | At- Risk/Character | Community Involvement/Volunteerism | Disabilities | Early Childhood | Family Services | General Education | Health/PE | Homeless | Math | Reading | Safe/Drug Free Schools | Science/Environmental | Social Studies | Special Education
Recipients: Public Schools, Private/Charter Schools, Higher Education, Other
Proposal Deadline: 12/15/10
Proposal Deadline Description: Applications accepted the 1st-15th of each month
Average Amount: $5,000.00 - $25,000.00
Grant Name: Nutrition Education Programs Supported
Agency: Allen Foundation
Description: The Allen Foundation supports nonprofit organizations and higher education institutions that promote human nutrition in the areas of health, education, training, and research. The Foundation's grantmaking priorities include the following: nutritional education for mothers during pregnancy and after the birth of their children, training for educators and demonstrators of good nutritional practices, and the dissemination of healthful nutritional information. Relevant nutritional research projects are also supported. Preference may be given to proposals that include matching funds from the applicant or other partners, including in-kind contributions.
Closing Date: December 31, 2010
Link to Full Announcement: https://www.allenfoundation.org/applicants/apply.asp
Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) Grants - Check for availability of local grants for your FCS program with your state's Department of Health. Here's more information about the program:
On March 23, 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Health Care Reform Act) became law. Section 2953 of the Act adds a new section to Title V of the Social Security Act authorizing the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP). The program is administered by the federal Administration on Children, Youth and Families and provides $75 million per year through FY2014.
The purpose of the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP), created through the Health Care Reform legislation is to provide grants to states to provide youth with comprehensive sex education and life skills that will enable them to make responsible decisions to lead safe and healthy lives.
The term "personal responsibility education program" means a program that is designed to educate adolescents on:
At least three of the following adulthood preparation subjects: