Monday, April 8, 2019

FY19 Funding Announcement

The Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services administers grant programs to support projects that implement innovative models to improve minority health and reduce health disparities. 

OMH has released a new funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for which applications are now being accepted.

Announcement Number: MP-CPI-19-002
Opportunity Title: Youth Engagement in Sports: Collaboration to Improve Adolescent Physical Activity and Nutrition (YES Initiative)
Award Ceiling: $400,000
Award Floor: $325,000
Application Due Date: May 31, 2019

OMH and the Office on Women’s Health (OWH) jointly announce the YES Initiative in collaboration with the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) and in consultation with the Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) and the Office of the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition (PCSFN).

The YES Initiative seeks to identify characteristics of effective collaborations that improve physical activity and nutrition via increased sports participation. YES Initiative applicants should propose to address unhealthy physical activity and nutrition behaviors among racial/ethnic minority and socio-economically disadvantaged youth (including, specifically girls), and provide opportunities to learn skills and gain experiences that contribute to more positive lifestyles and enhance their capacity to make healthier life choices. Applicants should have capacity to develop and implement sports fitness programs based on successful evidenced-based strategies for youth engagement.

The YES Initiative seeks to support projects that address the HHS priority to expand youth participation in sports and encourage regular physical activity, especially for youth populations with lower rates of sports participation and communities with limited access to athletic facilities or recreational areas.

Learn more about this FOA and how to apply.

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