Nutrition and Health Grant Available for Child Care Settings

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The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), Division of Nutrition, Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) offers details about a new grant opportunity.  

The Eat Well Play Hard in Child Care Settings grant offers opportunities for up to 12 early care and education agencies to provide a health and nutrition program intended for high need areas of New York State. Up to $2.3 million in funds is available for a 5-year term beginning in October 2017. 

EWPHCCS is an evidence-based, multi-level obesity prevention intervention that focuses on improving the nutrition and physical activity behaviors of low-income families and their children enrolled in registered and licensed child day care programs. This intervention also addresses environmental changes to reduce childhood obesity by influencing the nutrition, mealtime and physical activity practices that encourage wellness and healthy lifestyles.”

More details and submission requirements can be found at the Grants Gateway website.

LOI due: Friday, October 21, 2016 (Not required: “Applications may be submitted without first having submitted a letter of interest.“)

Applications due: January 13, 2017 / 04:00 PM EST

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