The CDC is seeking grant funding applications from Land Grant Colleges and Universities to conduct intervention strategies to prevent and reduce the risk factors associated with childhood obesity among children, youth, and their families. This will be accomplished by implementing evidence based strategies to improve access and opportunities for children, youth, and families to achieve optimal nutrition and physical activity. Residents of these communities may have less access to healthy foods and fewer opportunities to be physically active. These strategies will aim to build upon community assets, community coalitions, multiple existing public health programs in the area, and prioritize healthy environmental improvements in the community.
Total awards: $4,000,000 in available grant funds with an award ceiling of $800,000
Applications Due By: August 2, 2016
Click here to learn more: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=284395