Wednesday, February 26, 2014

National Recreation and Park Association 2014 Out-of-School Time Programs Grants

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) has made grants available to support children’s health through park and recreation programs. One-year grants are expected to range from $25,000 to $35,000. In-kind nutrition literacy materials, valued at $10,000, will also be provided to each grantee.

The 2014 grants offered will focus on three main goals:
  1. Increase the number of healthy meals children in low-income communities receive through the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP);
  2. Provide nutrition literacy to children that creates behavior change by teaching the importance of healthy eating;
  3. Implement nutrition and physical activity standards that increase access to healthy food and opportunities for physical activity. 
Funds can be used toward staffing to support program implementation, marketing and promotions within the local community, supplies, food service equipment, program transportation costs, and other basic needs to create or expand access to out-of-school nutrition programs. Funding cannot be used to purchase food.

Eligible applicants must be a local government agency providing park and recreation services, such as a municipal park and recreation department, tribal recreation department, park district, etc., and serve meals through the SFSP and/or the CACFP in 2014.

Applications are due at midnight ET on Thursday, March 6, 2014. Applicants will be notified by April 1, 2014.

For the complete announcement, click here.

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