Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) - Community, Family Health, and Prevention Section
05/29/19 3:00 PM Receipt
Grants of up to $50,000 per year to Connecticut nonprofits, corporations, state agencies, and municipalities for community health programs. Funding is intended for programs that increase the availability of healthy foods and encourage breastfeeding. Selected applicants will facilitate the implementation of food service guidelines (FSGs) in community settings and worksites to increase the availability of healthier foods and coordinate with DPH to promote breastfeeding.
The purpose of this RFP is to identify two communities to implement the CT HCP. Scoring will consider applicants serving communities with a demonstrated need based on community demographics, socioeconomic status, and disease burden; the applicant’s readiness to implement the required strategies; the applicant’s participation in coalitions with the capability and experience to implement community-wide initiatives; and the proposed reach and impact of the project.
Funds are for CT HCP activities and may be used for personnel, fringe benefits, staff travel, contractual services to support project activities, and other direct and indirect costs associated with the services proposed.
Disparities exist in the prevalence of obesity, poor nutrition, and physical inactivity. For example, Black and Hispanic youth and adults are more likely to be obese compared with White youth and adults. CT adults with annual household incomes less than $25,000 are less likely to participate in leisure time physical activity compared to adults with annual household incomes of $75,000 or more. Additionally, geographic disparities exist, with adults in the state’s urban centers experiencing the highest prevalence of obesity and physical inactivity. Addressing obesity, and associated risk factors such as poor nutrition, physical inactivity, and low rates of breastfeeding duration and exclusivity requires a multi-faceted approach targeting CT’s most vulnerable residents.
Connecticut State Physical Activity and Nutrition Program: The NPAO Program has received a five-year funding award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for Cooperative Agreement DP18-1807, State Physical Activity and Nutrition Program (SPAN). For information about the four SPAN required aims, see the RFP: https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/Departments-and-Agencies/DPH/Request-For-Proposals/2019-0910/RFP-2019-0910-April-2019.pdf?la=en#page=19
For details on proposal requirements, see the RFP: https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/Departments-and-Agencies/DPH/Request-For-Proposals/2019-0910/RFP-2019-0910-April-2019.pdf?la=en#page=20
GrantWatch ID#: 185766
Awards will not exceed $50,000 per community per year.
Funding is estimated to be for a two year period beginning approximately September 30, 2019 through September 29, 2021, subject to the availability of funds and satisfactory program performance.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Submit LOIs by email, fax, or mail to:
Department of Public Health
Community, Family Health, and Prevention Section
410 Capitol Avenue, MS#11-HLS, P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134-0308
Phone: (860) 509-7251
Fax: (860) 509-7854