SCHOOL HEALTH FUNDING
School health programs have the potential to be one of the most efficient means available to improve the health and education of nations. One of the most critical resources required to develop such programs is funding. Sources of funds to support school health programs are numerous, and the sources of funds themselves, as well as the procedures required to obtain the funds, change substantially each year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have developed a searchable database to collect this varying information.
NC Health and Wellness Trust Fund announces second phase of A+ Fit School Program
Adolescent & School Health Program Funding Database
Contains information on federal, foundation, and state-specific funding sources for school health programs.
Information on U.S. Department of Education Initiatives
Among a wealth of other information, the ED site provides comprehensive information on applying for grants and listings of current funding opportunities.
A collection of resources and tips to help K-12 educators apply for and obtain special grants for a variety of projects.
Grant Writing Assistance
Looking for sample proposals, cover letters and other documents? We have them! The Foundation Center is pleased to offer you examples of grant proposals, proposal cover letters, letters of inquiry, nonprofit organization bylaws, budgets, articles of incorporation, and more.
You can find them in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section of The Foundation Center's Web site, under the heading "Examples of Nonprofit Documents."
Safe Routes to School
The National Center for Safe Routes to School is now accepting applications for 20 mini-grants, up to $1,000 each. The aim of the mini-grants is to use student creativity and leadership skills to increase safe walking and bicycling to school. Successful applications will include one or more of the following: student-led activities, concern for the environment, and/or promotion of physical activity. Funded activities must be part of a new or existing Safe Routes to School program. For more information, see www.saferoutesinfo.org/minigrants. The application deadline is October 30, 2009.
The goal of Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs is to enable and encourage children to safely walk and bicycle to school. SRTS programs are implemented nationwide by parents, schools, community leaders, and local, state, and tribal governments.
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The Target Stores Community Giving Program
Supports nonprofit organizations in the communities where the company's stores are located. Target supports organizations that focus on education, family-oriented arts, and family violence prevention. Most local grants average $1,000 to $5,000. Applications are accepted between February 1 and July 31.