The Health Foundation of South Florida is accepting applications to its Evidence-Based & Innovative Programs in Children's Settings program, which supports organizations working to implement evidence-based and innovative programs aimed at increasing children’s knowledge and attitudes toward healthy eating. Knowing that good eating behaviors are instilled early on in life, the foundation is focused on increasing exposure to nutrition and physical activity education in a variety of children's settings.
Priority will be given to projects focused on implementing evidence-based nutrition and physical activity programs (i.e., SPARK, CATCH); that demonstrate organizational and staff capacity to sustain the program through a train-the-trainer model or program institutionalization; that reach a significant number of children (minimum of five hundred); that demonstrate a high likelihood of sustainability; and that are coupled with a policy, systems, or environmental change strategy.
Multiyear grants of up to $60,000 per year can be sued to support staff training (including travel) associated with the program; train-the-trainer costs; and purchase of equipment and program materials (e.g., ropes, cones, jump ropes, balls, etc.). The program will not provide support for salaries of existing staff (e.g., teachers); general operations; or scholarships, fee waivers, or activity/league fees for individual participants.
To be eligible, applicants must be a 501(c)(3) organization serving communities in south Florida.
See the HFSF website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.