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National Recreation and Park Association: Healthy Out-of-School Time Grant

Deadline: March 8, 2017

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) has announced the availability of grant funds from the Walmart Foundation to support children’s health through park and recreation out-of-school time programs. Grants will focus on four main goals:

  • Increase the number of healthy meals children receive through the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) during out-of-school times
  • Provide nutrition literacy to children and families that creates behavior change by teaching the importance of healthy eating
  • Implement nutrition standards that increase access to healthier foods and support a healthy eating environment
  • Implement meal and program efficiencies that increase community sustainability

Examples of eligible expenses include:

  • Marketing and promotions within the local community
  • Supplies (tables and chairs, for example)
  • Food service equipment (e.g., heating or refrigeration units)
  • Program transportation costs
  • Staffing to support program implementation
  • Other basic needs to create or expand access to out-of-school nutrition programs

Note: Funding cannot be used to purchase food for meal programs. However, grant funds can be used to purchase items needed for nutrition literacy curriculum implementation (some activities may require small amounts of food and ingredients).

Amount: One-year grants are available and are expected to range from $25,000 to $35,000.

Eligibility: Applicants must:

  • Be a local government agency (e.g., municipal park and recreation department, tribal recreation department, park district, community services department, etc.)
  • Serve meals/snacks through the SFSP and/or the CACFP in 2017
  • Have not received funding from NRPA for a previous healthy out-of-school time grant

Link: http://bit.ly/2lRXj6L

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