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Due Date:  There are two deadlines for concept papers – May 11, 2016 and August 3, 2016.
Eligibility:  U.S. 501(c)(3) public entities or nonprofits
Award Amount:  Up to $190,000 for up to 18 months
Title:  Healthy Eating Research: Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity – Round 10
Agency: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
Note: 1/3 of available funds earmarked for studies serving rural areas of the U.S., Asian/Pacific Islanders, and/or American Indians

Description:  “The program supports research on environmental and policy strategies with strong potential to promote healthy eating among children to prevent childhood obesity, especially among groups at highest risk for obesity: black, Latino, American Indian, Asian/Pacific Islander, and children who live in lower-income communities (urban, suburban, and/or rural). Findings are expected to advance RWJF’s efforts to help all children achieve a healthy weight, promote health equity, and build a Culture of Health.” (direct quote from RWJF website)

Website: Healthy Eating Research: Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity

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GrantProse Associate Jenny Braswell was a guest host on GrantChat last week to discuss Challenges of Rural Programs. If you missed it, here are links to the Twitter chat, the Blab video, and the blog post.

The Storify version of the Twitter Chat has all of the tweets during the hour collected into an easy to follow format. During the chat, we shared a lot of links to resources for data, research, and information about funding opportunities, as well as some ideas for proposal writing strategies.

Here is a recorded archive of the  Blab interview. Jenny talks about strategy, the importance of funding in rural communities, craft beer, and how to think bigger about impact.

Here is the link to Jenny’s associated blog post, Rural Wisdom for Grant Seekers. It talks about the bigger role grant professionals need to assume in rural areas and includes some fun but important advice for grant writing projects in general: