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Community Food and Nutrition Program

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005
Administered by:

Department of Health and Human Services, Administration of Children and Families, Office of Administration
(see all US Federal Agencies)

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  • Original Grant - Jun 8, 2005
Applications Due:

Jul 21, 2005
Received By

total funding: $236,019
max award: $236,019
min award: $0
cost sharing, matching: No
number of awards: 1
type of funding: Grant
Description:

Authority: The Community Services Block Grant Act (the Act), as amended, authorizes the Secretary of Health and Human Services to make funds available under several programs to support program activities that will result in direct benefits targeted to low-income people. This program announcement covers the grant authority found at Section 681 of the Act,(Pub.L. 97-35), as amended by the Community Opportunities, Accountability, and Training and Educational Services Act of 1998 (Pub L. 105-285). The Act authorizes the Secretary to award grants on a competitive basis to eligible agencies for community-based, local, statewide, and national programs (1) to coordinate private and public food assistance resources, wherever the grant recipient involved determines such coordination to be inadequate, to better serve low-income populations; (2) to assist low-income communities to identify potential sponsors of child nutrition programs and to initiate such programs in underserved or unserved areas; and (3) to develop innovative approaches at the State and local level to meet the nutrition needs of low-income individuals. Purpose: The Administration for Children and Families, Office of Community Services (OCS), invites eligible agencies to submit competitive grant applications for the award of one cooperative agreement to support the Community Food and Nutrition Program's (CFNP) Nationwide Initiative: Youth Obesity, An American Crisis The problem of overweight children and adolescents is an American crisis. The Surgeon General reports that: In 2001-2002, 16 percent of children aged 6 to 19 years in the United States were overweight, and 31 percent were at risk for being overweight. This prevalence has nearly tripled for adolescents in the past 2 decades. Risk factors for heart disease, such as high cholesterol and high blood pressure, occur with increased frequency in overweight children and adolescents compared to children with a healthy weight. Type 2 diabetes, previously considered an adult disease, has increased dramatically in children and adolescents. Overweightness and obesity are closely linked to Type 2 diabetes. Overweight adolescents have a 70 percent chance of becoming overweight or obese adults. The most immediate consequence of being overweight, as perceived by the children themselves, is social discrimination. This is associated with poor self-esteem and depression. Recently, Federal and State governments, industry, schools, and numerous organizations nationwide have taken comprehensive and ambitious actions to reverse the rapid rise in obesity among children and youth. In 2005, the Department of Health and Human Services, in collaboration with the U. S. Department of Agriculture, released "Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005" (DGAs). The DGAs establish Federal nutrition standards for food and nutrition programs, including nutrition assistance programs. ACF/OCS is seeking assistance, through a cooperative agreement, to identify, complement, coordinate, and promote the numerous youth-obesity programs nationwide. The goal will be to identify and compile data on youth obesity, specifically focusing on the prevalence of youth obesity throughout rural, urban, and suburban locations nationwide. Socioeconomic factors, demographics, income level and percentage of youth obesity in low-income households will be assessed. This information will be utilized to recommend intervention as warranted. The cooperative agreement will require active partnership between ACF/OCS and the successful applicant.

Who can apply:

Nonprofits Having A 501(C)(3) Status With The IRS, Other Than Institutions Of Higher Education
Nonprofits That Do Not Have A 501(C)(3) Status With The IRS, Other Than Institutions Of Higher Education
Private Nonprofit Institution/Organization (Includes Institutions Of Higher Education, Hospitals)
Quasi-Public Nonprofit Institution/Organization

Eligible functional categories:
Funding Sources:

Community Services Block Grant Discretionary Awards_Community Food and Nutrition

More Information:

http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/HHS-2005-ACF-OCS-EN-0018.html

If you have problems accessing the full announcement, please contact: Catherine Beck

Address Info:

Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families

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