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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Advancing Systemic Changes to Promote Healthy School Environments

Deadline: November 30, 2016

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation seeks to advance systemic changes that embed health in school environments. To help advance these systemic changes, the Foundation will support a collaborative, multipronged strategy with three complementary areas of work related to research, policy, and strategic action. The current Call for Qualifications (CFQ) represents Phase I of a two-phase selection process designed to identify eligible organizations to lead each area of work, which include:

  • Applied Research and Translation to use research to facilitate the implementation of practices and policies that generate healthy, safe, and nurturing school climates that help to reduce health disparities
  • Policy Analysis and Development to identify and elevate effective and equitable policies that generate healthy, safe, and nurturing school climates that help to reduce health disparities
  • Strategic Action and Alignment to expand support from decision-makers, practitioners, and other key stakeholders who will ultimately be responsible for establishing and supporting policy, implementing best practices, and embracing school-change efforts that address the real conditions that support or impede children’s health and learning

Amount: A total of $9,500,000 is expected to be awarded as follows:

  • Applied Research and Translation: One to two awards of up to $1.5 million total in grant funding over a two-year period (July 2017–July 2019)
  • Policy Analysis and Development: One to two awards of up to $2 million total in grant funding over a two-year period (July 2017–July 2019)
  • Strategic Action and Alignment: One award of up to $6 million total to a lead organization with core partners.

Eligibility: Public entities or nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not private foundations or Type III supporting organizations may apply. Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories.

Link: http://rwjf.ws/2eeTzEL

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