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NRPA Grant Opportunity

Are you a 501c3 nonprofit organization that focus on Children health and nutrition well here is a great grant opportunity.

The NRPA is pleased to announce the availability of grant funds to support children’s health through park and recreation out-of-school time programs. 2014 grants will focus on three main goals:

  • Increase the number of healthy meals children in low-income communities receive through the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) during out-of-school times.
  • Provide evidence-based, age-appropriate nutrition literacy to children that create behavior change by teaching the importance of healthy eating.
  • Implement nutrition and physical activity standards that increase access to healthier foods and increase opportunities for physical activity.

Availability of Funding

One-year grants are available and are expected to range from $25,000 to $35,000. Additional in-kind nutrition literacy materials valued at $10,000 will also be provided to each grantee.

Use of Funds

Grant funds will be designated for expenditures that help local park and recreation agencies achieve the stated goals of the program: increase healthy meals served to children; provide evidence-based nutrition literacy to children; and implement nutrition and physical activity standards.


Local park and recreation agencies that serve or will serve meals through both the SFSP and the CACFP or partner with a sponsor of these programs to provide meals at their agency in 2014 are eligible to apply for funding.

Application Due Date

Applications are due at midnight ET on Thursday March 6, 2014. It is anticipated that NRPA will notify applicants by April 1, 2014.

For information on what you need to apply click here

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