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Grants to address childhood obesity and type-2 diabetes prevention

obesityA great opportunity from Notah Begay III Foundation for the right program…

Four multi-year (18 month) grants of up to $60,000 each will be awarded to support the implementation of action plans and strategies to address systemic barriers in childhood obesity and type-2 diabetes prevention.

Community Action Grants will build on the planning work conducted by Native American communities who are ready for the “next stage” of implementing their youth obesity and type-2 diabetes prevention strategies. This funding opportunity will NOT support direct service programming. Rather, these grants will support actions that are addressing systemic change by engaging the community at various levels to influence and promote Native American child health over the long term. Examples could be but are not limited to:

  • Addressing the elimination of sugar-sweetened beverages at schools, early childhood centers or recreational centers
  • Engaging tribal leadership to promote the serving of healthy foods at community gatherings or cultural events
  • Eliminating barriers of access for local farmers to provide fresh produce to schools
  • Promoting the use of trails to be inclusive in all community programming to increase the amount of daily or weekly physical activity children engage in

Communities must be able to demonstrate some type of documented-data informed process of their planning that will be submitted as part of the application, though the plan itself does not necessarily need to be highly formalized. Some examples of a documented planning process could be through:

  • Community Health Assessments
  • Strategic/Action Plan
  • Documented feedback from Community Meetings/ Convenings/Talking Circles
  • Health Council or Coalition Work Plans

Eligibility Criteria

  • Organizations eligible to apply include U.S. based Native American-controlled nonprofits 501(c)(3), federally or state recognized tribal governments or programs, or Native American community-based groups with a 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor. Schools are not eligible to apply unless they have 501(c)(3) status.

  • For this particular grant cycle, applications will ONLY be accepted from the following states: Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Washington and Wisconsin

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