Insight Grants

Grant Opportunity: Health Foundation of South Florida Healthy Eating Active Communities

The Health Foundation of South Florida is accepting applications now and Healthy Eating Active Communities is one of their four priority areas. These grants can be for one to two years with award sizes between $20,000 and $160,000 for the full project period. The funder advises most grants are between $50,000 and $120,000.

Preliminary proposals are required and are due by August 7, 2015 at 3pm Eastern. If the Foundation is interested in the project, a full proposal will be requested and due by September 15, 2015 for further consideration.

This Foundation serves Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe Counties in Florida. For more information visit the Health Foundation of South Florida website.

Upcoming Speaking Events: June 2015

Insight President and CEO Rosalie Mangino-Crandall will be speaking at two upcoming events:

  • The Massachusetts AHPERD Leadership Conference (June 22-23rd  in Worcester, MA) The Insight presentation is from 10:20 to 11:50 on Monday, June 22nd.”Grants for Your Program – How to find them and a look at the process!”
  • National SAM Leadership Development Conference (June 28th-29th in Greenville, SC) The Insight presentation will take place on Sunday, June 28th in the morning.

We’ll be posting some excerpts from the presentations later this month on the blog.


Grant Opportunity: Skills for Success (New Program Through ED)

A new grant program through the U.S. Department of Education titled “Skills for Success” is opening this week (6/11/15).

“The Skills for Success Program supports Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) and their partners in implementing, evaluating, and refining tools and approaches for developing the non-cognitive skills of middle-grades students in order to increase student success. Grants provide funding for the implementation, evaluation, and refinement of existing tools and approaches (e.g. digital games, growth mindset classroom activities, experiential learning opportunities) that integrate the development of students’ non-cognitive skills into classroom-level activities and existing strategies designed to improve schools.”

The program has two absolute priorities:

Developing Non-Cognitive Skills in Middle-Grades Students and Supporting High-Need Students

Deadline: July 29th, 2015

Awards: 4 to 5 awards are expected to be made, with awards having an average size of $500,000

For complete information, look for the RFP to be available through the Forecast of Funding Page under the Office of Innovation and Improvement. The Federal Register announcement can be viewed here.

Grant Opportunity: New York State Pathways in Technology (NYS P-Tech)

NYSED has released information on the New York State Pathways in Technology (P-Tech) program through it’s Pre-Collegiate Preparation program.

“The New York State Pathways in Technology (NYS P-Tech) program is a public-private partnership that will prepare thousands of New York students for high-skills jobs of the future in technology, manufacturing, healthcare and finance.”

Project Scope: The project seeks to fund regional partnerships in economic development regions of the State that are currently under-served by the P-TECH model and that demonstrate the greatest need for enhanced access to post-secondary opportunity. Each partnership will include K-12, higher education, and business/employer partners.

There are five critical benefits to students from the NYS P-TECH model:

1.) A rigorous, relevant, and cost-free grades 9 to 14 education focused on the knowledge and skills students for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) careers;

2.) Workplace learning that includes ongoing mentoring by professionals in the chosen career sector, worksite visits, speakers and internships;

3.) Intensive, individualized academic support by K-12 and college faculty within an extended academic year or school day that enables students to progress through the program at their own pace;

4.) An Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS), or the two-year degree that is the industry standard for the targeted jobs, in a high-tech field; and

5.) The commitment to be first in line for a job with the participating business/employer partners following completion of the program.

Deadline for Applications: July 15th, 2015.

Award Information: Grants will be for seven years, from September 1, 2015 to June 30, 2022. Up to a total of 7 awards will be made to eligible partnerships. Awards will be eligible to receive up to $3 million for their approved program over the full seven years.

Who Can Apply: A New York State public school district must serve as the fiscal agent/applicant for each application. A BOCES, community college, or other member of the consortium may serve as lead implementing partner.

For complete information and to access the RFP visit

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