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Health Foundation of South Florida Grants - Healthy Eating Active Communities

Grants to Florida Nonprofits and Agencies to
Promote Healthy Nutrition and Physical Activity

GrantWatch ID#: 176645
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Health Foundation of South Florida

08/15/17 - Deadline for Infrastructure Improvements to Support Physical Activity, Complete Streets, Urban Planning to Support Active Communities, and Healthy Environments Supporting Access to Healthy Foods; concept papers for all other program areas are accepted year-round

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Grants to Florida nonprofit organizations and government agencies to improve nutrition and promote physical activity for residents of Monroe, Miami-Dade, and Broward Counties. The Foundation encourages proposals that yield meaningful results in improving the health of local residents and communities.

Funding Opportunities

1) Implementation of Nutrition and Physical Activity Programs (concept proposals are accepted year-round)

This funding opportunity will support organizations in the implementation of evidence-based and innovative programs aimed at increasing children’s knowledge and attitudes toward healthy eating leading to healthier nutrition behavior change. Knowing that good eating behaviors are instilled early on in life, Health Foundation is focused on increasing exposure to nutrition and physical activity education in children settings.

Priority will be given to projects that:
-Implement evidence-based nutrition and physical activity programs (i.e. SPARK, CATCH)
-Show organizational and staff capacity to sustaining program through train-the-trainer model or program institutionalization (i.e. core operating budget)
-Reach a significant number of children (i.e.. minimum of 500)
-Support system-wide implementation
-Show high likelihood of sustainability
-Is coupled with a policy, systems, or environmental change strategy (i.e. school gardens/food forests)

Eligible Activities:
-Staff training, including travel, associated with selected program
-Train-the-trainer costs
-Purchase of curriculum
-Purchase of equipment and program materials (i.e.. ropes, cones, jump ropes, balls)

2) Healthy Child Care Center, School and After-School Environments:

Applications are accepted under the following program areas:

Adoption of Best Practices in Children’s Settings (concept proposals are by invitation only)

Health Foundation will work with system-level institutions such as The Children’s Trust, Children Services Council, the Early Learning Coalitions, School Districts, and other appropriate agencies to seek collaborative opportunities that will lead to the adoption of policy, systems, and environmental change in children settings.

Improving Access to Federal Nutrition Assistance Programs (concept proposals are by invitation only)

The Foundation supports efforts to increase participation in federal nutrition assistance programs such as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the School Breakfast Program, National School Lunch Program, and Afterschool Nutrition Programs. These programs help support children’s health and academic achievement by providing nutritious meals and snacks that combat hunger and improve nutrition.

Infrastructure Improvements to Support Physical Activity (concept proposals are accepted three times a year with the following deadlines: March 15, May 15 and August 15)

The Foundation is interested in supporting child care center and after-school providers who are in need of playground equipment or other infrastructure improvement to increase engagement of children in outdoor play. The organization must commit to adopting an institutional policy that states children will be provided with at least 60 minutes of physical activity per day.

Eligible Activities:
-Consultant
-Physical Activity equipment/infrastructure (i.e. playground equipment, trails, fitness stations)
-Playground flooring

3) Healthy Environments Supporting Physical Activity

Health Foundation seeks to support projects that change the built environment in a neighborhood which results in increased access to physical activity opportunities. It highlights the importance of designing and improving neighborhoods and communities so that they support and enable activity by providing a safe and secure environment equipped with the necessary infrastructure. For example, to support individuals to engage in physical activity, sidewalks should be accessible and well maintained, street crossings properly marked and controlled, and parks outfitted with fitness infrastructure.

Applications will be accepted under the following program areas:

Parks with Outdoor Exercise Equipment (concept proposals are accepted year-round)

Priority will be given to projects that:
-Install outdoor clustered exercise equipment
-Show match funding from other sources
-Target parks in underserved communities
-Have conducted preliminary assessment to show community demand
-Include parks with characteristic critical to high levels of utilization
-Have the support from appropriate county or city officials

Eligible Activities:
-Costs associated with fitness equipment and installation
-Costs associated with design and construction of walking and biking trails
-Community engagement and other planning activities
-Limited number of classes to show community residents how to properly use fitness equipment

Complete Streets (concept proposals are accepted three times a year with the following deadlines: March 15, May 15 and August 15)

This Health Foundation funding opportunity has multiple deadlines throughout the year. A Complete Streets approach integrates people and place in the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of transportation networks. This helps to ensure streets are safe for people of all ages and abilities, balance the needs of different modes, and support local land uses, economies, cultures, and natural environments.

Priority will be given to projects that:
-Are aligned with County, FDOT and/or National Complete Streets Coalition guidelines
-Apply to both new and retrofit projects, including design, planning, maintenance, and operations, for the entire right of way
-Establish performance standards and measurable outcomes
-Are financially supported in part by the pertaining local jurisdiction

Eligible Activities:
-Consultation and/or training leading to the development and approval of Complete Street policies, ordinances, design manuals and/or street project design

Urban Planning to Support Active Communities (concept proposals are accepted three times a year with the following deadlines: March 15, May 15 and August 15)

This Health Foundation funding opportunity has multiple deadlines throughout the year. It supports efforts by municipalities to adopt, revise, and implement urban planning and design regulations to increase walkability and bikeability in South Florida communities. Planning and policy tools include local comprehensive plans, open space plans, transportation plans, site plans and zoning code ordinances.

Priority will be given to projects that:
-Are implemented in municipalities with sizable low-income populations
-Commit to training and technical assistance with an approved HFSF subject matter expert
-Are able to finalize language revisions and propose policy or code adoption within 18 months of award

Eligible Activities:
-Training and technical assistance by a subject matter expert
-Consultant costs
-Public input meetings
-Tactical Urbanism strategies

4) Healthy Environments Supporting Access to Healthy Foods (concept proposals are accepted through three times a year with the following deadlines: March 15, May 15 and August 15)

Health Foundation will consider projects that result in neighborhood conditions that support healthy eating behavior. For many people, eating a healthier diet is not as simple as choosing to eat healthier foods. Some neighborhoods do not have grocery stores that sell healthy foods and sometimes healthy foods are too expensive for people to buy. Health Foundation seeks to make changes in the built environmental that will support better access to healthy food.

This funding opportunity has multiple deadlines throughout the year. It supports efforts by municipalities to adopt, revise and implement urban planning and design regulations to increase access to healthy, affordable food. For example, cities and towns can change zoning and tax laws to make it easier to create new grocery stores, farmers' markets, and community gardens. New regulations and incentives can help existing stores increase the number and variety of healthy products they sell.

Priority will be given to projects that:
-Are in municipalities with sizeable low-income or underserved communities
-Commit to training and technical assistance with an approved HFSF subject matter expert
-Will be able to finalize language revisions and propose policy or code adoption within 18 months of award

Eligible Activities:
-Training and technical assistance by a subject matter expert or consultant
-Public input meetings
-Urban tactical strategies

5) Healthy Environments Advocacy (concept proposals are accepted year-round)

Health Foundation will support organizations to promote state and or local policy change that would create environments supportive of physical activity and healthy eating.

Priority will be given to projects that:
-Support adoption of best practice nutrition and physical activity standards in children settings (i.e. child care center, schools, and after-school programs) through changes in state or county licensing requirements or legislation
-Increase access to and consumption of affordable healthy foods and/or reducing access to or consumption of unhealthy foods and beverages
-Increase funding available for improvements to transit, trails, sidewalks, parks and open spaces to support active living

Eligible Activities:
-Policy research and analysis such as the development of white papers identifying Florida or county-specific policy solutions
-Increasing awareness of problem and potential policy solutions through community convenings or conferences
-Policymaker education
-Media advocacy
-Public opinion research/polling

Implementation of Nutrition and Physical Activity Programs: Health Foundation is open to grants averaging $60,000 per year.

Healthy Child Care Center, School and After-School Environments:
-Adoption of Best Practices in Children’s Settings: Health Foundation is open to grants averaging $60,000 per year.
-Improving Access to Federal Nutrition Assistance Programs: Health Foundation is open to grants averaging $60,000 per year.
-Infrastructure Improvements to Support Physical Activity: Health Foundation is open to grants averaging $50,000 per year.

Healthy Environments Supporting Physical Activity:
-Parks with Outdoor Exercise Equipment: Health Foundation is open to grants averaging $50,000 per year.
-Complete Streets: Health Foundation is open to grants averaging $40,000 per year.
-Urban Planning to Support Active Communities: Health Foundation is open to grants averaging $40,000 per year.

Healthy Environments Supporting Access to Healthy Foods: Health Foundation is open to grants averaging $40,000 per year.

Healthy Environments Advocacy: Health Foundation is open to grants averaging $40,000 per year.

Health Foundation is open to multi-year grants in all program areas.

Eligible Applicants:

-Nonprofit corporations that are exempt from Federal income tax under provisions of Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code. Organizations may call 1.877.829.5500 for a copy of the IRS tax determination letter for their organization

-State or local government

-Health-related projects exclusively serving residents and communities within Florida’s Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties

-New or emerging organizations without 501(c)(3) status may apply through a tax-exempt organization acting as fiscal sponsor. The fiscal sponsor has full discretion and control over any awarded grant funds and has the organizational capacity to manage and accept the risks involved with fiscal sponsorship.

Funding Restrictions:

Not Funded under Implementation of Nutrition and Physical Activity Programs:
-Salary of existing staff (e.g. teachers)
-General operating support
-Scholarships, fee waivers, or activity/league fees for individual participants

Not Funded under Healthy Child Care Center, School and After-School Environments - Improving Access to Federal Nutrition Assistance Programs:
-Sport-related facilities (i.e. basketball courts, swimming pools)

Not Funded under Healthy Environments Supporting Physical Activity - Parks with Outdoor Exercise Equipment:
-Soil sample analysis
-Ongoing programming at the sites
-Maintenance costs
-Sport-related facilities (i.e. baseball fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, swimming pools)

Not Funded under Healthy Environments Supporting Physical Activity - Complete Streets:
-Existing county or city staff
-Projects that are limited to resolutions

Not Funded under Healthy Environments Supporting Physical Activities - Urban Planning to Support Active Communities:
-Existing county or city staff

Not Funded under Healthy Environments Supporting Access to Healthy Foods:
-Existing county or city staff

Deadlines by Program Area:

-Implementation of Nutrition and Physical Activity Programs: Concept proposals are accepted year-round

-Healthy Child Care Center, School and After-School Environments - Adoption of Best Practices in Children’s Settings: Concept proposals are by invitation only.

-Healthy Child Care Center, School and After-School Environments - Improving Access to Federal Nutrition Assistance Programs: Concept proposals are by invitation only.

-Healthy Child Care Center, School and After-School Environments - Infrastructure Improvements to Support Physical Activity: Concept proposals are accepted three times a year with the following deadlines: March 15, May 15 and August 15.

-Healthy Environments Supporting Physical Activity - Parks with Outdoor Exercise Equipment: Concept proposals are accepted year-round.

-Healthy Environments Supporting Physical Activity - Complete Streets: Concept proposals are accepted three times a year with the following deadlines: March 15, May 15 and August 15.

-Healthy Environments Supporting Physical Activity - Urban Planning to Support Active Communities: Concept proposals are accepted three times a year with the following deadlines: March 15, May 15 and August 15.

-Healthy Environments Supporting Access to Healthy Foods: Concept proposals are accepted through three times a year with the following deadlines: March 15, May 15 and August 15.

-Healthy Environments Advocacy: Concept proposals are accepted year-round.

If your organization is interested in an "invitation only" topic please contact Health Foundation Staff.

When a Concept Proposal is selected to move to the next stage, which is developing a Project Proposal, the applicant will be notified. They will be assigned a Foundation staff member who will work with the applicant to co-design the project. Final approval will be made by the Foundation’s Board of Directors.

Healthy Eating Active Communities Program Information:
http://hfsf.org/healthy-eating-active-communities/

Implementation of Nutrition and Physical Activity Programs:
http://hfsf.org/implementation-nutrition-physical-activity-programs/

Healthy Child Care Center, School and After-School Environments:
http://hfsf.org/healthy-child-care-center-school-and-after-school-environments/

Healthy Environments Supporting Physical Activity:
http://hfsf.org/healthy-environments-supporting-physical-activity/

Healthy Environments Supporting Access to Healthy Foods:
http://hfsf.org/healthy-environments-supporting-access-to-healthy-foods/

Healthy Environments Advocacy:
http://hfsf.org/healthy-environments-advocacy/

Eligibility:
http://hfsf.org/funding/eligibility/

Proposal Process:
http://hfsf.org/funding/proposal-process/

Resources for Applicants:
http://hfsf.org/funding/resources-for-applicants/

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

Apply Online:
https://hfsf.force.com/

For questions related to Healthy Environments Supporting Physical Activity, contact:

Peter Wood
305-374-7200
pwood@hfsf.org

For all other program areas, contact:

Dr. Janisse Schoepp
305-374-7200
jschoepp@hfsf.org

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