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Featured Grant Opportunity: HEAL Appalachia

The HEAL (Healthy Eating Active Living) Appalachia Community Grants Program provides grants to community organizations to support new efforts and expand existing efforts to measurably reduce childhood obesity.

We’re including basic information on the grant below. Be sure to visit the HEAL Appalachia Grants Page for full details and access to the grant application.

Program Overview: The purpose of the Community Grants Program is to support new efforts or expand existing efforts to improve children’s healthy by promoting healthy eating and active living initiatives throughout Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. Projects should promote the 5-2-1-0 message and facilitate achievement of that aim. 5-2-1-0 stands for consumption of 5 or more fruits and vegetables daily, 2 or fewer hours of recreational screen time daily, 1 or more hours of physical activity daily, and 0 sugary drinks–more water and low-fat milk instead.

Award: There are two levels of awards: $2,000 and $5,000. Fifteen grants of $2,000 will be made, and four grants of $5,000 will be made. Applicants requesting $5,000 will automatically be considered for $2,000 awards as well, though only one award is likely to be made. An applicant may only submit one application. Awards will be announced at the April 16, 2014 Annual HEAL Symposium–awardees must attend the Symposium.

Who Can Apply: Community-based non-profit organizations located in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. Northeast Tennessee is defined as the following counties: Carter, Cocke, Greene, Hamblen, Hancock, Hawkins, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi, and Washington. Southwest Virginia is defined as the following counties: Buchanan, Dickenson, Grayson, Lee, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington/Bristol City, Wise/Norton City, and Wythe.

When is the Deadline?: Monday, February 17th, 2014

How Much Work is Involved in the Application? The application is not particularly lengthy. The narrative section of the application requires 200 to 500 words.

Something Cool or Unique About This Opportunity: Although most private funders/foundations offer very little (if any) information on how the application will be scored, this funder has provided a rubric for you to refer to as you prepare your application: Note that separate rubrics have been provided for new grant projects and “existing grants” (projects that received HEAL funding last year). Make good use of this tool!

We’ll continue to add more great featured grant opportunities to the Insight Blog. If you would like more information on Insight’s grant writing, editing, or research services, please contact us by phone at 716-474-0981, email, or fill out our online contact form.


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