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Creating Healthy Communities

Grants to Ohio Entities to Advance Healthy Living
and Health Equity in Eligible Communities

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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Ohio Department of Health (ODH) and Bureau of Health Improvement and Wellness

Deadline Date:

07/26/21 4:00 PM

Description:

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Grants to Ohio entities for activities to advance health and health equity for residents in eligible communities. Interested applicants must complete required registrations, and new applicants must complete training in the grants management system, prior to applying. Funding is intended to support strategies and activities that improve healthy eating and active living in the three priority communities selected in 2020.

This funding opportunity is a continuation grant for 2020 Creating Healthy Community grantees. 

The Creating Healthy Communities (CHC) program is specifically designed to improve population health while addressing health equity in populations experiencing health disparities. Applicants will be required to work comprehensively on healthy eating and active living strategies in the three priority communities selected in 2020. (For a definition of Priority Communities, see https://odh.ohio.gov/wps/wcm/connect/gov/c582a5ba-a3f7-4dc0-bc55-439afbfbd640/CC22+Creating+Healthy+Communities.pdf?MOD=AJPERES&CONVERT_TO=url&CACHEID=ROOTWORKSPACE.Z18_M1HGGIK0N0JO00QO9DDDDM3000-c582a5ba-a3f7-4dc0-bc55-439afbfbd640-nEgxzSq#page=17.)

Healthy People 2030 (https://health.gov/healthypeople) and Ohio’s State Health Improvement Plan (https://odh.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odh/about-us/sha-ship) serve as guidance for program outcomes.

Healthy People 2030 Objectives relevant to CHC:

  • Reduce the proportion of adults with obesity
  • Reduce the proportion of children and adolescents with obesity
  • Reduce household food insecurity and hunger
  • Increase fruit consumption by people aged 2 years and over
  • Increase vegetable consumption by people aged 2 years and older
  • Increase whole grain consumption by people aged 2 years and over
  • Reduce consumption of added sugars by people aged 2 years and over 
  • Reduce consumption of saturated fat by people aged 2 years and over
  • Reduce consumption of sodium by people aged 2 years and over 
  • Increase the proportion of adults who do enough aerobic and muscle-strengthening activity 
  • Increase the proportion of adolescents who do enough aerobic and musclestrengthening activity
  • Increase the proportion of adults who walk or bike to get places 
  • Increase the proportion of adolescents who walk or bike to get places 

The Ohio’s State Health Improvement Plan Indicators relevant to CHC are Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Chronic Disease. For details, see https://odh.ohio.gov/wps/wcm/connect/gov/c582a5ba-a3f7-4dc0-bc55-439afbfbd640/CC22+Creating+Healthy+Communities.pdf?MOD=AJPERES&CONVERT_TO=url&CACHEID=ROOTWORKSPACE.Z18_M1HGGIK0N0JO00QO9DDDDM3000-c582a5ba-a3f7-4dc0-bc55-439afbfbd640-nEgxzSq#page=14.

Funds may be used to support personnel, staff training, travel, and supplies directly related to planning, organizing and conducting the program activity.

CHC state staff supports grant objectives within the CDC State Physical Activity and Nutrition (SPAN) grant. For Scope of Work and Strategies, see https://odh.ohio.gov/wps/wcm/connect/gov/c582a5ba-a3f7-4dc0-bc55-439afbfbd640/CC22+Creating+Healthy+Communities.pdf?MOD=AJPERES&CONVERT_TO=url&CACHEID=ROOTWORKSPACE.Z18_M1HGGIK0N0JO00QO9DDDDM3000-c582a5ba-a3f7-4dc0-bc55-439afbfbd640-nEgxzSq#page=16.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 130029

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$2,440,000

Number of Grants:

23

Estimated Size of Grant:

Each funded CHC Program may apply for up to $100,000 for a county population of less than 200,000 or $120,000 for a county population of more than 200,000.

No grant award will be issued for less than $30,000.

Term of Contract:

This Solicitation pertains to budget period: [January 1, 2022- December 31, 2022] of the total project period [January 1, 2020-December 31, 2024].

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Only those who were awarded for the 2020 grant year are eligible to apply.

The following criteria must be met for grant applications to be eligible for review:
1. Applicant does not owe funds in excess of $1,000 to theODH.
2. Applicant has not been certified to the Attorney General’s (AG’s) office.

For unallowable costs, see https://odh.ohio.gov/wps/wcm/connect/gov/c582a5ba-a3f7-4dc0-bc55-439afbfbd640/CC22+Creating+Healthy+Communities.pdf?MOD=AJPERES&CONVERT_TO=url&CACHEID=ROOTWORKSPACE.Z18_M1HGGIK0N0JO00QO9DDDDM3000-c582a5ba-a3f7-4dc0-bc55-439afbfbd640-nEgxzSq#page=6.

Pre-Application Information:

All electronic applications and attachments are due by 4:00 p.m., July 26, 2021. Applications received after the due date will not be considered for funding.

Electronic application components must be submitted via the on-line Grants Management Information System (GMIS). For new staff requiring GMIS access, you must successfully complete GMIS training offered by ODH.

All applicants for ODH grants are required to obtain a Data Universal Number System (DUNS), register in SAM.gov and submit the information in the grant application.

Grantees will be required to participate in training sessions. For details, see p. 19 of the CHC document found in Supporting Documents below.

Submission of the continuation application constitutes acknowledgment and acceptance of ODH Grants Administration Policies and Procedures (OGAPP) manual rules and any other program-specific requirements as outlined in the competitive Solicitation. For the OGAPP, see Supporting Documents below.

Any award made through this program is contingent upon the availability of funds for this purpose. The subrecipient agency must be prepared to support the costs of operating the program until receipt of grant payments.

For grant application system training guides and related resources, see https://odh.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odh/about-us/funding-opportunities/ODH-Grants/.

Contact Information:

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

For questions, please contact Sarah Ginnetti at 614-728-6937 or e-mail atsarah.ginnetti@odh.ohio.gov.

For technical assistance, contact the ODH Grants Services Unit by emailing Norma.Fletcher@odh.ohio.gov.

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