The Healthy Behaviors Mini Grant funding opportunity is open for proposals. Deadline for submission is Monday, January 11, 2021, no later than 4:00 p.m. Central Time.
The Rapides Foundation seeks to improve community health by offering this grant opportunity for community-driven solutions aimed at preventing and reducing obesity via physical activity. The following types of projects are encouraged:
- Build on existing resources and successes in active living
- Address active living using a comprehensive approach
- Mobilize the community to create and sustain programs and opportunities to make the healthy choice the easy choice
- Development of local strategies which include policy formation, and changing social norms and environments
This is a competitive grant application process with a limited number of one-year grants of up to $25,000 available from The Rapides Foundation. Applicants must be nonprofit organizations classified as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code, or a governmental organization. Funds may be used for capital expenses, programmatic and/or promotional expenses aligning with the purpose of the Healthy Behaviors Mini Grant.
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.
Proposal Submission Process
Proposals for the Healthy Behaviors Mini Grant will be accepted using The Rapides Foundation’s online application process only. (See link to online application in right column.)
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 and exclusions. Technical assistance by Foundation staff is available at no cost to applicants requesting help with proposal submission.