District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) - Division of Health and Wellness (H&W)
08/05/19 3:00 PM EST Receipt
Grants starting at $50,000 per year to Washington, DC community-based organizations to assist local early child development facilities in implementing health and wellness initiatives. Grant recipients will provide assistance in implementing programs, as well as support and training to child care staff, facility leadership, parents, and families.
The intended beneficiaries of the HTWG are young children between the ages of 0 through 5 who attend community-based child development facilities in the District of Columbia. OSSE encourages applicants to include populations that are systematically underrepresented and children with special needs. OSSE will prioritize awarding grants to organizations that provide services to child development facilities that operate in wards 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8 and participate in CACFP.
The purpose of the HTWG is to support the dissemination of healthy eating, physical activity, and wellness programming in the District of Columbia early child care community. As such, the grant supports individual behavior changes as well as policy and environmental changes that will promote good health for child development facilities, including licensed community-based facilities and homes.
OSSE is awarding funding to organizations that can provide technical assistance and help implement programming at targeted community-based child development facilities in the District of Columbia. The selected applicants will be required to build capacity and sustainable partnerships within the early learning community.
Applicants will be awarded funding to implement programming in these five areas:
- Nutrition Education and Family Style Dining
- Gardening and/or Environmental Sustainability
- Farm to Childcare and Local Food Procurement
- Physical Activity and Education
- Staff Wellness and Center Wellness Policy
For general program requirements and specific requirements of each program area, see pages 9-17 of the RFA: https://opgs.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/opgs/publication/attachments/RFA.Healthy%20Tots.FINAL_.pdf#page=9
For information on additional eligible activities, see the RFA: https://opgs.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/opgs/publication/attachments/RFA.Healthy%20Tots.FINAL_.pdf#page=6
GrantWatch ID#: 186223
OSSE anticipates awarding between 3-5 applicants, pending funding availability.
Each awarded organization may receive anywhere from $50,000 to $100,000 for each fiscal year in the grant period.
This grant period covers two fiscal years and is from October 1, 2019, to September 30, 2021, contingent upon funding availability and the grantee’s satisfactory implementation of the proposed program. Year one spans from October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020. Year two spans October 1st, 2020 through September 30, 2021. Applicants must re-apply for the second year funding
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
EGMS grants management system: http://egmsfe.osse.dc.gov/
Patrilie Hernandez, MS
Healthy Tots Program
Division of Health and Wellness
Office of the State Superintendent of Education
1050 First St NE, 6th Floor
Washington, DC 20002
O: (202) 699-8076
C: (202) 394-2451
Division of Health and Wellness
USA: Washington, DC