This post from Katie F.:
How exciting! On September 17, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the first part of its prevention initiative, Communities Putting Prevention to Work, a $373 million initiative that will be lead by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Ultimatley $650 million will go to community prevention and wellness activities, but this is the first phase. The $373 million will be used to promote physical activity, improve nutrition, decrease obesity, and decrease smoking in U.S. communities.
How exciting is this? Finally some money for public health prevention programs! I will be really interested to see the types of programs and groups are awarded some of the money.
For additional information regarding the program, visit the HHS website at: http://www.hhs.gov/recovery/.
For specifics about applying for the funding, visit: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do;jsessionid=GFPsKy6czLkTJbsxLfSPn1WPLG1yRNxJrJpbfbnpsNbb7dQvM7vS!1798842873?oppId=49571&mode=VIEW. Applications for funding are due by 5 pm EST on December 1, 2009.