Call for Letter of Intent for Safety Net Policy Areas (Voices for Healthy Kids)

Purpose: We’re calling for change. Is your organization working on or ready to lead policy change efforts? Please consider applying for a grant from Voices for Healthy Kids.

The Policy Campaign Grant is designed to support strategic issue advocacy campaigns supporting Voices for Healthy Kids policy priorities with a focus on health equity. Applications must be specific to an individual campaign for public policy change in one state, city, town or county, or tribal nation. Applications should focus on public policy changes to reduce health disparities for children in urban, suburban or rural settings who are Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian, and Alaskan Native or from families who have low income.

Receipt Date: Expires: May 25, 2020
Total Awards: Applications can be submitted for up to $200,000 for a duration of up to 18 months and can support non-lobbying and lobbying activities.
Eligibility: Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we have narrowed the list of current policy levers for this call for letters of intent to prioritize those most closely aligned with immediate safety net needs. We will accept letters of intent on the following policy levers:

  • SNAP Incentives
  • Healthy School Foods
  • Early Care and Education
  • Head Start and Early Head Start
  • Preemption

To learn more about these policy areas – please review our the descriptions in the policy lever agenda for the narrowed list of policy levers being prioritized this funding round.