|The American Heart Association and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation have joined forces to launch Voices for Healthy Kids. The initiative aims to engage, organize, and mobilize people to improve the health of their communities and reverse the childhood obesity epidemic. Three types of grant opportunities currently exist in the Voices for Healthy Kids program:
Strategic Campaign Funds Open RFA opportunity aims to fund strategic issue advocacy campaigns focused on helping kids grow up at a healthy weight through state, local, and tribal public policy campaigns. The duration of these grants will vary but will generally be one year or less. Awards of up to $90,000 are available. Applications must be specific to an individual campaign focused on changing public policy in one state, local, or tribal geographic location and must align with one of the Voices for Healthy Kids policy priorities.
Voices for Healthy Kids has made a commitment to ensure that we reach those populations most adversely affected by childhood obesity and has integrated a broad-based health equity approach throughout the design of our initiative. The purpose of this Strategic Campaign Fund Incubator opportunity is to support innovative advocacy approaches that align with Voices for Healthy Kids policy priorities. Incubator Opportunities should identify additional partners and strategies through the empowered engagement of populations most impacted by childhood obesity. All grants awarded within this opportunity will be 100% non-lobbying funding. Applications must align with the Voices for Healthy Kids’ policy priorities.
Strategically Directed Tools
Strategically Directed Tools award opportunities are intended to support lobbying activities related to a strategic issue advocacy campaign focused on helping kids grow up at a healthy weight at the state, local, and tribal level. Applications and campaigns must align with the Voices for Healthy Kids’ policy priorities. Funding requests may range from $20,000 to $80,000, and the duration of the grants will vary.