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Challenge for a Healthier Louisiana

Grants to Support Programs that Encourage
a Healthier Lifestyle for Louisiana Youth

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation and The Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Deadline Date:

04/30/12

Description:

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Grants ranging from $250,000 to $1,000,000 for non-profit organizations in Louisiana that encourage underserved and at-risk youth to live healthier lifestyles. The purpose of this grant is to fund the creation of innovative projects that address the root causes of obesity through changes in policies, norms, practices, social supports, and the physical environment. The Foundation seeks a program that addresses the issue of obesity from many angles: the individual, family, school, community, and health care settings. Additionally, programs must incorporate the following:

-Encourage healthy lifestyles
-Promote physical activity
-Promote fitness and nutrition education
-Support parental involvement in their children’s lives
-Provide access to safe facilities and neighborhoods for physical activity
-Directly support adequate and healthy nutrition

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 126241

Estimated Size of Grant:

up to $1,000,000

Term of Contract:

up to 3 years

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Louisiana-based 501(c)(3) non-profit agencies

Pre-proposal Conference:

There are workshops available in the following locations and times:
Lafayette October 20 9 – 11 a.m. Community Foundation of Acadiana
New Orleans October 24 10 – 12 p.m. Greater New Orleans Foundation
Alexandria October 26 9 – 11 a.m. Rapides Foundation
Shreveport October 31 10 – 12 p.m. Community Foundation of North Louisiana
Monroe October 31 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.West Monroe Convention Center
Covington November 2 2 – 4 p.m. Northshore Community Foundation
Lake Charles November 7 9 – 11 a.m. Community Foundation of Southwest LA

Pre-Application Information:

Awards must be matched dollar-for-dollar by resources, either cash or in-kind

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Elizabeth Gollub, PhD, MPH, RD
BCBSChallenge@pbrc.edu
225.763.0945

Pennington Biomedical Research Center
6400 Perkins Road, Ste G3051
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Louisiana