Florida Department of Health Physical Activity Really Kounts (PARKs) Grants, February 26, 2007
The Obesity Prevention Program's Hispanic Obesity Prevention Education (HOPE) initiative in the Florida Department of Health has funding available for local community organizations to develop and implement a PARKs program that focuses on promoting healthy behaviors among individuals with disabilities, and within the Hispanic population. Outcomes of the project should be recreational programs, and one-on-one peer and mentoring opportunities.
Applications are due February 26, 2007. For more information, and to apply, go to http://www.doh.state.fl.us/Family/Physical/PARKs.pdf. Direct specific questions to Michelle Dahnke at 850-245-4330 or Michelle_Dahnke@doh.state.fl.us.
Stride Rite and Saucony Announce Red Laces Program to Fight Childhood Obesity, March 30, 2007
Saucony, a subsidiary of the Stride Rite Corporation, is committed to addressing the national epidemic of childhood obesity by cultivating a new wave of young runners. As part of this commitment, the company has partnered with Runner's World magazine to launch the Saucony
Run for Good Red Laces Program, which provides grants to communities and nonprofit organizations that support after-school running and physical fitness programs for kids.
For more information and to apply, go to http://www.sauconyrunforgood.com/.
Quality of Life Grants, Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Resource Center, March 1, 2007
Grants support organizations nationwide that help improve opportunities, access, and day-to-day quality of life for individuals living with disabilities (primarily paralysis), and their families. Funding is awarded twice yearly to programs in 13 categories, including accessibility, advocacy, arts, assistive technology, children, counseling, education, employment, health promotion, independent living, practical services, sports and recreation, and therapeutic riding.
For more information and to apply, go to http://www.christopherreeve.org/site/c.geIMLPOpGjF/b.1029295/k.64F6/Quality_of_Life_Grants.htm.