Monday, December 9, 2019

Healthy Behaviors

Healthy Behaviors Program Grant


This Healthy Behaviors Program Grant funding opportunity is to support implementation of evidence-based, community-driven solutions for preventing and reducing overweight and obesity and preventing and controlling tobacco use. Systems of prevention services work better than isolated efforts meaning the best prevention results come from partnerships; therefore, The Rapides Foundation encourages communities to work together across agencies, departments and sectors for planning and implementing interventions and for gaining support from the populations most impacted by them. 

Grant Awards

This is a competitive grant application process and available grant funding from The Rapides Foundation is limited. Grants of up to $225,000 over a three-year period are available. Applicants must be nonprofit organizations classified as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code, or a governmental organization.

Grant proposals should impact residents within the Foundation’s nine-parish service area of: Allen, Avoyelles, Catahoula, Grant, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Rapides, Vernon, and Winn parishes.

Applicants should thoroughly review the Request for Proposals and other key documents included in the Key Materials section (in right column) to see full details, application process and proposal requirements.

Proposal Submission Process

The Healthy Behaviors Program Grant funding opportunity consists of a two-stage process. The first stage is submission of a Letter of Intent (LOI) using The Rapides Foundation’s online application process only. Letters of Intent that are approved by the Foundation’s Board of Trustees at its February 2020 meeting will then be invited to submit a Full Proposal of their project. To see full details of the LOI and Full Proposal stages, please refer to the Request for Proposals.

Interested applicants are encouraged to contact The Rapides Foundation for guidance before submitting their Letter of Intent. Contact information is located in the right column.

Letter of Intent Submission

Letter of Intent deadline: Thursday, December 19, 2019, no later than 5:00 p.m., CT.
Important note: The Letter of Intent must be fully submitted by 5 p.m. on December 19, 2019; therefore, you must begin uploading the completed document prior to that time. It is suggested you allow a minimum of three (3) hours for the upload process.

Key Materials


For questions related to this funding opportunity, contact:
Trayce Snow, Senior Program Officer
The Rapides Foundation
Phone: 318-443-3394 or 800-994-3394

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