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Grants to Salem County, New Jersey Nonprofits and Agencies
for Childhood Obesity and Teen Pregnancy Prevention

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Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Salem Health and Wellness Foundation

LOI Date:

11/01/18

Deadline Date:

11/15/18

Description:

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Grants of up to $50,000 each to Salem County, New Jersey nonprofits, faith-based organizations, government agencies, and public schools for proposals that focus on preventing childhood obesity and teen pregnancy. LOIs are due on January 2. Before submitting the LOI, applicants must meet with Foundation Staff to discuss your proposal. The goal of these grants is to reduce health disparities among vulnerable children and adolescents in Salem County. Priorities for each of the two focus areas are outlined below.

Nutrition RFP:

Objective: Reduce Childhood Obesity by Promoting Healthier Eating Habits and Lifestyles and Nutrition Education

Funding will be provided for proposals that focus on improving nutrition and reducing childhood obesity in Salem County. The Foundation will focus its efforts to address the critical nutrition issues through the following venues: Educational settings; Emergency food and Social Service Providers; Clinical and Health Care Providers; Food Access and Food Retail; and Community Health and Wellness Providers.

- Educational Settings (School Districts, Day Care Providers, After School Programs): To support programs and policies that will expand opportunities for physical activity and nutrition among Salem County’s children, educators and caregivers.
- Emergency Food and Social Service Providers: To support programs and policies that will improve food security and increase access to fresh fruits and vegetables among clients of food assistance programs.

The goal of this Initiative is to support children and families in establishing healthy lifestyles. The most competitive proposals for this RFP will incorporate multi-faceted approaches across multiple strategies (programs that target behavior, policy, and environment changes). Organizations are asked to select one of the following two goal areas to address in their proposal:

Goal #1: To support programs and policies that will improve nutrition and physical activity among Salem County’s children, educators, and caregivers.

- Objective #1: Increase consumption of healthy foods and beverages including fruits, vegetables, water, low-fat milk, and whole grains and reduce the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages.1
- Objective #2: Increase physical activity among young people to meet the goal of 60 minutes every day and reduce use of “screen time” to less than 2 hours per day.

Gaol #2: To support programs and policies that will improve food security and increase access to fresh fruits and vegetables among lower-income, food insecure Salem County residents.

- Objective #1: To increase access to fresh fruits and vegetables and other healthier options (lean meats, lower sodium) for Salem County families receiving emergency food.
- Objective #2: To provide tailored nutrition education to Salem County families receiving emergency food.

Teen Pregnancy RFP:

Objective: To reduce unwanted teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, and increase access to health education, for young people in Salem County.

This focus area focuses on two program areas.

Program Area 1: Support evidence based programs and proven intervention strategies to prevent teen pregnancy and build protective factors, especially among middle school aged students in the communities of the City of Salem and Penns Grove and Carneys Point.

Program Area 2: Build the capacity of parents, community leaders and stakeholders and other adults in the community to support young people in preventing teen pregnancy and risky sexual behaviors to prevent sexually transmitted infections. The program areas lay a foundation for long-term change by supporting teens, and their families, through enhancing community readiness and infrastructure.

Total Funding Levels:

- The total funding level for the Teen Pregnancy RFP is $200,000. Through the Teen Pregnancy RFP, the Foundation anticipates funding one to two projects within each of the two program areas for up to a maximum of $50,000 each.

- The total funding level for the Nutrition RFP is $150,000. Through this initiative, the Foundation anticipates funding three to four projects for up to a maximum of $50,000 each.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 165508

Number of Grants:

Through the Teen Pregnancy RFP, the Foundation anticipates funding one to two projects within each of the two program areas. Through the Nutrition RFP, the Foundation anticipates funding three to four projects.

Estimated Size of Grant:

The Foundation anticipates providing grants of up to a maximum of $50,000 each.

Term of Contract:

Nutrition Proposals: Funding is provided for a one-year grant period.

Teen Pregnancy Proposals: Applicants for Program Area 1 may request up to 18 months of funding. Applicants for Program Area 2 may request up to 12 months of funding

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility:

- Organizations classified as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and as public charities, under Section 509(a) of that code are eligible to apply. Individuals and for-profit organizations are not eligible for funding.
- Churches and religious organizations may be eligible to receive funding for activities that are non-sectarian and benefit the larger community.
- Government agencies and public schools are eligible for funding but not for programs where public funding has been eliminated.

If you are not located in Salem County but have a track record delivering similar services or programs and seek to expand to Salem County you are eligible to apply.

The Foundation does not fund:

- Institutions that discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, creed, gender, or sexual orientation in policy or practice.
- Scholarships and fellowships.
- Sectarian religious activities, political lobbying, or legislative activities.
- Direct replacement of government support.

Pre-Application Information:

Upcoming Application Deadlines:

Letter of Intent (LOI) – October 1, 2017
Full Application – November 1, 2017

Prior to submitting the LOI, you must meet with Nancy Burd and Foundation staff to discuss your
proposal

Complete List of Submission Deadlines:

The Grantmaking Committee will review requests bi-monthly. The following deadline dates are for the 2018 grantmaking program:

Deadline: Letters of Intent:

January 2, 2018
March 1, 2018
May 1, 2018
July 2, 2018
September 4, 2018
November 1, 2018

Deadline: Proposal Submissions:

Friday, January 16, 2018
Tuesday, March 15, 2018
Friday, May 15, 2018
Friday, July 13, 2018
Thursday, September 14, 2018
Tuesday, November 15, 2018

Meeting: Board of Trustees:

February 12, 2018
April 9, 2018
June 11, 2018
August 13, 2018
October 22, 2018
December 10, 2018

Before submitting the LOI, you must meet with Nancy Burd and Foundation Staff to discuss your proposal.

Click here to view the deadline information online: http://salemwellnessfoundation.org/apply/submission-deadlines/

Click on the links in the Attached Files section below to download the Nutrition RFP and budget forms. Click on the links in the Supporting Documents section below to download the Teen Pregnancy RFP and Appendices.

How to Apply: http://salemwellnessfoundation.org/apply/apply-online/

The Foundation offers tutorials to help applicants navigate the online application system. You can watch these tutorials to learn more about applying online:

- Regular Applicant Registration Page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etScRJXC2bE
- Applicant Workflow with decision information: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYIBIKyW83Y

Contact Information:

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

Click here to apply online: https://www.grantinterface.com/Common/LogOn.aspx?urlkey=salemwellnessfoundation

Please direct all inquiries and correspondence to:

Brenda L. Goins, Executive Director

The Salem Health and Wellness Foundation, Inc.
91-A South Virginia Avenue (Rte 130)
Carneys Point, NJ 08069

Phone: (856) 299-4460 / 299-4430
Fax: (856) 299-4474
Email: info@salemwellnessfoundation.org

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: New Jersey: Salem County