The grant proposal submission period for this funding opportunity is closed.
This grant opportunity is now open. The nine public school districts in The Rapides Foundation service area are invited to apply for the 2019-20 Healthy Behaviors Initiative School District Partnership Grant, which seeks to prevent and reduce tobacco use, substance and alcohol abuse, and overweight/obesity by focusing on changing policy, social norms and environments in the nine Central Louisiana school districts served by The Rapides Foundation. (Allen, Avoyelles, Catahoula, Grant, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Rapides, Vernon, and Winn.) Activities in this grant opportunity are based on best and promising practices to create comprehensive school- and community-based awareness and prevention programs in order to positively impact Central Louisiana students, educators and staff. The goal is to provide students, staff and teachers with the knowledge and skills necessary to make better and informed behavior decisions leading to healthier lives.
Grant funds will be disbursed at the district level and are based on the number of participating schools and the activities each school selects from the Project Work Plan for this grant. All schools are encouraged to participate. Complete details about grant requirements and the grant submission process can be found in the Healthy Behaviors School District Partnership Grant Commitment Form located in the Key Materials section in the right column. Please review the document thoroughly prior to submission. Required grant attachments are also located in the Key Materials section.
District Coordinators must offer the grant opportunity to all schools in the school district, compile the information, and then complete the online grant forms and required attachments using the Foundation’s online application process. (see Proposal link in right column.)