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"Now is the Time" Project AWARE Local Educational Agency Grants
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2014 "Now is the Time" Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education) Local Educational Agency (NITT-AWARE-LEA) grants. The purpose of this program is to assist local educational agencies to begin to support the training of school personnel and other adults who interact with youth in both school settings and communities to detect and respond to mental illness in children and youth, including how to encourage adolescents and their families experiencing these problems to seek treatment. It is required that individuals be trained in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) or Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA). By implementing this program, SAMHSA expects to achieve an increase in the mental health literacy of adults who interact with school-aged youth and increase awareness of mental health issues among school-aged youth. Due Date: Monday, June 16, 2014

2014 School Wellness in Action Mini-Grant Program Available
Montana Team Nutrition is pleased to announce the 2014 School Wellness in Action Mini-Grant Program designed to support Montana school districts in putting their school wellness policies into action. School wellness policies focus on improving students' health through increasing access to healthful food and beverage choices, nutrition education, and opportunities for regular physical activity. This funding opportunity is designed to help create sustainable school environments that encourage healthy food choices and physical activity throughout the school day. School districts must participate in the National School Lunch or Breakfast Program to be eligible for this mini-grant program. Deadline: March 14, 2014

43.7 Million Americans experienced mental illness in 2012; SAMHSA grant opportunities
NOTE: Two SAMHSA mental health grant opportunities are described in bullets near the bottom of this release. Nearly one in five American adults, or 43.7 million people, experienced a diagnosable mental illness in 2012 according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). These results are consistent with 2011 findings. In addition, SAMHSA is announcing two grant funding opportunities to help improve mental health services for young people.

Awesome Foundation's Food Chapter Microgrant Opportunity
The Awesome Foundation's Food Chapter is now taking applications for its $1,000 microgrants to further food awesomeness in the universe. Every month, one microgrant will be given for an awesome idea involving food, be it urban farming, food truck, recipe collects, pop-up cafes, or health. The more inventive the better. The application is very simple, mainly consisting of two essay questions: "Describe yourself, your project, and how you'll pull it off" and "How would you use the money?" Deadline: Rolling

Campus Kitchen Launch Grant
The Campus Kitchens project has numerous funding options and grant opportunities available to schools across the country to help with the planning and implementation of a Campus Kitchen. The Campus Kitchens Project is a national non-profit that empowers student leaders to create innovative and sustainable solutions to hunger. If hunger and food insecurity are issues in your community and you want to make an impact on both the community need and the students on campus, consider starting a Campus Kitchen chapter at your school. Campus Kitchen students rescue food that would have gone to waste from their on-campus dining hall cafeterias and use that food to prepare and serve balanced nutritious meals food insecure residents in their communities. Deadline: September 30

Culture of Health Prize from RWJ Foundation
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Culture of Health Prize is available to communities working to build a Culture of Health. Up to 10 winning communities will each receive a $25,000 cash prize. Application deadline is September 17th.

Home Depot Community Impact Grants
Grants, up to $5,000, are available to registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, public schools, or tax-exempt public service agencies in the U.S. that are using the power of volunteers to improve the physical health of their community. Grants are given in the form of The Home Depot gift cards for the purchase of tools, materials, or services. More competitive grant proposals will specifically identify projects for veterans and will include housing repairs, modifications, and weatherization work. Once grant applications are reviewed, all applicants will receive a written response within six weeks of receipt of a request.

JCPenney After School Grant
JCPenney Afterschool is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving access to supervised after school programs for school-aged children. The J.C. Penney Company, Inc and JCPenney Afterschool have contributed over $80 million to the cause since 1999. JCPenney Afterschool provides grants primarily to individual branches of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, YMCA of the USA, National 4-H and the United Way. Each year, however, JCPenney runs a "round-up" event at 1,100 local stores across the U.S., encouraging customers to round up their purchases to the nearest whole dollar and to donate the difference to JCPenney Afterschool, for use in after school programs. To apply for a JCPenney Afterschool grant, develop a grant proposal and contact your local JCPenney store.

KaBOOM! Spruce Up Project Grants
KaBOOM! is awarding grants of $750 to communities who wish to make their playgrounds cleaner, safer and more inviting. You could be one of 100 projects to earn $750 simply by sprucing up a playground for kids! Organize your friends, clean up a playground, and you can become eligible for $750, courtesy of Dr Pepper Snapple Group. The grant is part of the Let's Play initiative to get kids and families active nationwide. Deadline: Rolling.

NB3 Foundation Offers New "Native Strong" Grants
The Notah Begay III (NB3) Foundation's "Native Strong: Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures" national initiative has announced it is now accepting proposals for a second round of capacity-building grants. The purpose of Native Strong program is to address childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes in Native communities. The application deadline is Friday, September 12, 2014, at 5 p.m. MDT

NEA Foundation-Nickelodeon Big Help Grants Available to K-8 Public School Educators
The Big Help Grants program is dedicated to the development and implementation of ideas, techniques, and approaches to addressing four key concerns - environmental awareness, health and wellness, students' right to a quality public education, and active community involvement. The grants target these four concerns as areas of great promise in helping students in the twenty-first century develop a global awareness that encourages and enables them to make a difference in their world. Applicants must be practicing U.S public school teachers or public school education support professionals.

Native Family Empowerment Program
First Nations is now accepting letters of interest for its new Native Family Empowerment Program. The Native Family Empowerment Program is a grant program that will support tribal colleges as they develop innovative, bundled-service programs to help young parents accomplish their educational goals while improving their families' long-term financial security. First Nations plans to offer two grants of $90,000 each. The grant term will be 2-1/2 years starting approximately in October 2014 and ending in March 2017. Applications Due: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 by 5 p.m. (MDT)

Office Depot Foundation Grants
The Office Depot Foundation provides grants (average $1000) to organizations with a focus on: -Making a difference in children's lives - to support activities that serve, teach and inspire children, youth and families; - Building communities - to support civic organizations and activities that serve the needs of our community; - Disaster Relief - to support disaster relief efforts of recognized national, regional and local agencies. Deadline: Rolling

Proposals Sought for Urban American Indian Projects
First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) and the National Urban Indian Family Coalition (NUIFC) are accepting applications from nonprofit organizations that increase the availability and effectiveness of comprehensive community programming in urban Indian centers and communities. The project also supports new and expanded activities in urban Indian environments with the goal of improving opportunities that can be attained in all Native American urban communities. Phase 1 applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. (MDT) on March 31, 2014.

RGK Foundation Grants
RGK Foundation awards grants in the broad areas of Education, Community, and Health/Medicine. The Foundation's primary interests within Education include programs that focus on formal K-12 education (particularly mathematics, science and reading), teacher development, literacy, and higher education. Within Community, the Foundation supports a broad range of human services, community improvement, abuse prevention, and youth development programs. The Foundation's current interests in the area of Health/Medicine include programs that promote the health and well-being of children, programs that promote access to health services, and Foundation-initiated programs focusing on ALS. All applicants must complete an electronic Letter of Inquiry from the Web site as the first step. Deadline: Ongoing

Scholastic Book Grants
The Scholastic Book Grants Program is a corporate in-kind giving initiative that provides high-quality reading materials to children in need. The Company's goal is to ensure that each of its book donations has a significant impact on fostering literacy. Small-scale (unsolicited) donations of 500-1,000 books are awarded to 501c3 or 170c literacy organizations.

State Farm Neighborhood Assist Grant
Beginning on March 3rd, people are invited to submit causes via the "free" State Farm Neighborhood Assist Facebook app. When a maximum of 4,000 cause submissions are received (deadline of March 23), the State Farm Youth Advisory Board will review all submissions and identify the top 200 based on a scoring rubric. The top 200 causes will then be announced on April 28 and anyone who has the free Facebook app can vote for their favorite causes with up to 10 votes per day until May 16. The top 40 vote-receiving causes will then each receive a $25,000 grant to help address the submitted cause. The top 40 vote-receiving causes will be announced via the Facebook app on May 27. Submission deadline is March 23, 2014.

Walmart's Local Community Contribution Program
Walmart's Local Community Contribution Program funds organizations that address the unmet needs of people in their communities. Areas of focus include hunger relief, education, workforce development, health and wellness, environmental sustainability. Now accepting applications. Deadline: Rolling

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