[GRANT/FUNDING] Two Funding opportunities - July deadlines

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Concetta Polonsky
[GRANT/FUNDING] Two Funding opportunities - July deadlines
What’s On Your Mind?: 

Two grants available:

Funding Opportunity 1:
Grants Available for Improved Child Recreation, Outdoor Play

Purpose: These private grants encourage communities to improve opportunities for childhood recreation.

Private Funder: KaBOOM!; Opportunity: Playful City USA; Funding Focus: Physical activity, obesity, children;

Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Cities and towns; Funding: $560,000 for 28 awards up to $20,000 each;

Deadline: July 10.

Summary: The Playful City USA initiative is a national program to expand opportunities for outdoor play. Projects must be at school playgrounds open to the public during non-school hours. Designated Playful City USA communities receive highway signs, awards and special incentives in honor of their status; inclusion in local and national media campaigns; recognition at national conferences; and priority status in accessing KaBOOM! resources.

Other Grants: Kaboom also sponsors the Joint Use Grants (http://tinyurl.com/mlorqfp), which range from $15,000 to $30,000; rolling deadlines. The $15,000 grants support the opening of playgrounds in cities of under 100,000 and the $30,000 grants go to cities of over 100,000. Recipients must commit to opening the playgrounds within one year of the award and provide a 50% match.

Info: Questions 202/659-0215; Dana D'Agostino, ddagostino@kaboom.org; for for more details on the funding opportunity, http://kaboom.org/take_action/playful_city_usa

Funding Opportunity 2:
Planning, Implementation Grants Available from Pediatrics Group
Purpose: The grants help doctors partner with community groups to improve the delivery of health care services.

Private Funder: American Academy of Pediatrics; Opportunity: Community-based Child Health Initiatives (CATCH) 2013 grants;

Funding Focus: Community-based child health initiatives; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits;

Funding: Up to $12,000 each; Deadline: July 31.

Summary: These grants help pediatricians who work with community partners -- such as schools and children's welfare groups -- to plan and build innovative, community-based initiatives which increase children's access to medical homes or to specific health services. Additional focus areas include the following: secondhand smoke exposure reduction, addressing community barriers to immunizations and improving Native American child health.

Projects must lead to sustainable, community-based child health initiatives aimed at increasing access to care -- especially for underserved children -- as well as addressing health disparities among children. Indian Health Service family physicians and community family physicians serving Native American children may apply in partnership with a pediatrician.

Info: 847/434-4916 or http://www2.aap.org/catch/funding.htm.

The Coalition for Healthy NJ has several county partner agencies that you could team up with to apply. See http://www.njpn.org/programs/coalition-for-a-healthy-nj/county-partners/