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].

  • Building Capacity to Reduce Tobacco Inequities in the South and Midwest – 2019 Call for Proposals: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) knows that to successfully reduce tobacco-related disparities we need to empower leaders from those communities most harmed by tobacco. Tobacco use remains the number one cause of preventable deaths in the United States and disproportionately harms people of color, people with lower incomes, and people living in rural areas—especially in the South and Midwest. To move the needle in reducing these inequities, RWJF will fund projects that support communities in 13 Southern and Midwestern states to strengthen capacity to advocate for stronger local and regional tobacco-related policies. We will fund up to $4 million for as many as six projects. Attend an informational webinar on July 17 at 1 p.m. CT to learn more about this exciting opportunity. For more information and to register for the webinar, click here. Application Deadline: August 29.
  • FY 2020 TSET Healthy Incentive Grants: To be eligible to apply for an incentive grant, tobacco-free policies and other health promoting strategies must be implemented in communities, school districts and schools. Applications will be accepted during two set application periods during the year. The TSET Board of Directors will consider grant awards at board meetings in November 2019 and March 2020. The application deadline is September 20 to be considered for the November 2019 Board of Directors meeting. 
  • Shade Structure Grant Program: The American Academy of Dermatology’s Shade Structure Grant Program awards grants of up to $8,000 to public schools and non-profit organizations for installing permanent shade structures for outdoor locations that are not protected from the sun, such as playgrounds, pools, or recreation spaces. In addition to the grant, the AAD also provides a permanent sign for display near the shade structure. Since its launch in 2000, the program has awarded 368 shade structure grants. The structures supported by the program provide shade for more than 880,000 individuals each day. No Deadline.

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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