Open funding opportunities – see what’s new this week!

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    This post is updated weekly. To find additional OPEN opportunities, which may have tight deadlines, or to see past funding announcements, visit the Funding Opportunities thread in the Forum [members only].

    • NEW! The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize recognizes communities that have come together around a commitment to health, opportunity, and equity through collaboration and inclusion, especially with historically marginalized populations and those facing the greatest barriers to good health. A Culture of Health recognizes that where we live—our access to affordable and stable homes, quality schools, reliable transportation—make a difference in our opportunities to thrive, and ultimately all of this profoundly affects our health and well-being. The Prize elevates the compelling stories of community members who are working together to transform neighborhoods, schools, businesses, and more—so that better health flourishes everywhere, for everyone. Deadline: November 1, 2018. Read more and apply here.
    • NEW! Using Technology to Prevent Childhood Obesity Challenge: Do you have innovative idea for preventing childhood obesity? The Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) at the Health Resources and Services Administration wants to hear from you! $375,000 in prizes will be awarded to support the creation of innovative solutions to empower low-income families to achieve healthy eating practices, healthy lifestyles, and sustainable changes within the home environment in the broader context of their community. Submit your best idea for a technology-based innovation! The Challenge has three phases. Winners will receive financial awards as they advance to the next phase. Phase 1 Deadline: September 24, 2018. Visit the MCHB website for more information and official rules.
    • TSET Healthy Incentive Grants – This program promotes wellness by offering grants to schools, school districts and local communities that adopt health-promoting policies and strategies. They are designed to encourage healthy eating, physical activity and tobacco-free lifestyles. Read more here about program parameters.
    • Transportation Alternatives Program Grants: The TAP Application Guide and Pre-Application Registration are now available. A formal Call for Projects will be announced on October 1, 2018, and applications will be due November 30, 2018. Read more here.
    • The PeopleforBikes Community Grant Program supports projects that leverage federal funding and build momentum for bicycling in communities across the U.S., including bike paths and rail trails, mountain bike trails, bike parks, BMX facilities, and large-scale bicycle advocacy initiatives. Applications are accepted from non-profit organizations with a focus on bicycling, active transportation, or community development, from city or county agencies or departments, and from state or federal agencies working locally. Deadline: October 19, 2018. Read more about grant guidelines and access the on-line application.
    • The Transportation Alternatives Program funds projects and programs defined as transportation alternatives that advance non-motorized transportation opportunities, including on- and off-road pedestrian and bicycle facilities, infrastructure projects for improving non-driver access to public transportation and enhanced mobility, community improvement activities, historic transportation preservation, environmental mitigation and vegetation management activities; recreational trail program projects; safe routes to school projects; and projects for planning, designing, or constructing boulevards and other roadways largely in the right-of-way of former Interstate System routes or other divided highways. Deadline: November 30, 2018. Read more here.
    • Partners for Breakfast in the Classroom Grants: Oklahoma is a priority state for this funding opportunity, which provides funding and technical assistance to help public schools implement breakfast in the classroom. Funds are available for districts with 70% or over Free & Reduced lunch or those participating in Community Eligibility to increase breakfast participation. Deadline: Rolling. Click for funding details.

    If you know of an open funding opportunity that may be of interest to the OK In the Know community, tell us about it! Post a comment below, add it to the Funding Opportunities thread in the Forum [members only] or contact us.


    1. Since the funding opportunities thread is no longer receiving new posts, here is one:

      2017 Community Change Micro Grants
      Deadline: Applications are due by November 10th at 5pm Eastern

      America Walks is “extending a round of community change micro grants to individuals and communities interested in improving the public sphere for walking or helping to make walking more commonplace. The program awards up to $1,500 to fund or help to catalyze smaller-scale, low-cost projects and programs that increase the prevalence of walking.”


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