Friday, April 6, 2012

2012/04/13 Healthy Jacksonville Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition Community EngagementGrant

Duval County Health Department lead organization for the Healthy Jacksonville Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition is a partner with the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Foundation (BCBSF Foundation) in addressing the causes of childhood obesity in the Jacksonville Community. In coordination with public, corporate and media partners in our community, we developed The Healthy Kids, Healthy Jacksonville Call to Action to Reduce Childhood Obesity in 2009.  In 2011, we released a followed report titled Stories from the Field: A Community Response to the 2009 Healthy Kids Health Healthy Jacksonville Call to Action to Reduce Childhood Obesity. We are seeking proposals from eligible organizations that will support and promote the strategies, activities and policies outlined in the call to action, which can be accessed here.

Purpose of Community Engagement Grants
  • To support qualifying local eligible organizations, government entities, community coalitions and faith-based organizations that provide community education and outreach on the importance of good nutrition, physical activity and healthy weight for children and their families.
  • To increase community access to physical activity opportunities (built environment) and activities.
  • To increase access to healthy food and nutrition.
  • To increase the consumption of healthy foods and the amount of physical activity children receive.
  • To develop or strengthen collaborative efforts to implement local public policies that promotes physical activity and healthy eating.
Grant Details

Approximately $76,000 will be awarded in Community Engagement Grants to support approximately 7-8 grants for Jacksonville’s community-based projects. Grants will vary in size from a minimum of $1,000 to a maximum of $10,000 per year, for one year.

To read more and apply, go to the grant website:  http://www.dchd.net/grantopportunities.htm