Three types of grant opportunities currently exist in the Voices for Healthy Kids program:
Strategic Campaign Funds
Strategic Campaign Funds (Open RFA grant opportunity) aim to fund strategic issue advocacy campaigns focused on fighting childhood obesity through state, local, and tribal public policy campaigns. The duration of these grants will vary but will generally be 1 year or less. Awards can be made up to $90,000. Applications must be specific to an individual campaign goaled to change public policy in one state, local, or tribal geographic location and must align with one of the six Voices for Healthy Kids policy priorities. Budgets must include one Campaign Coordinator position and a legal contingency of no less than 5% of the operating budget as well as matching funds on behalf of the applicant.
Rapid Response grant opportunities aim to fund short-term, reactive projects expected to be pushing policies for passage in the next three to six months and must align with one of the six Voices for Healthy Kids policy priorities. These grants provide strategic and supplemental funding for ongoing state, local, and tribal public policy issue campaigns in order to increase public policy impact in the fight against childhood obesity. Rapid Response awards range from $15,000 to $100,000 and project duration is anywhere between two weeks to six months. Funding is for non-lobbying activities only, must include a legal contingency of no less that 5%, and cannot be used for staff salaries.
Strategically Directed Tools
Strategically Directed Tools award opportunities are intended to support lobbying activities related to a strategic issue advocacy campaign focused on fighting childhood obesity at the state, local and tribal level. Applications and campaigns must align with the Voices for Healthy Kids’ policy priorities. Funding requests may range from $20,000 to $80,000 maximum, and the duration of the grants will vary. If you are interested in applying or have additional questions about Strategically Directed Tools, please emai:l firstname.lastname@example.org.
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