Applications for state and local funding are now open
Ready to improve your community’s access to healthier food? Looking to share your model for delivering improved nutrition to more neighborhoods? The Center for Science in the Public Interest is seeking applications from state and local advocates to improve food environments in schools, restaurants, grocery stores, and federal, state, and local programs to strengthen public health, especially for low-income families and communities of color. These grants provide an opportunity to support healthier eating and prevent disease—including policy campaigns that will help build momentum for federal legislation.
This funding cycle starts January 2021 and includes various opportunities for applicants working in one of the priority areas focused on one state or local geographic region. The current opportunities include new strategies for strengthening the nutrition and public health initiatives under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, establishing equitable and healthy school meals for all, ensuring equitable and healthy restaurant kids’ meals, and extending restaurant menu disclosures to highlight the nutritional quality of restaurant purchases.
Submit your application by 5:00 PM EST on December 31, 2020 via the Common Grant platform. We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis and informing applicants of next steps within two weeks of submission. To help answer questions about the grants and to provide more information to organizations about the opportunities, CSPI will be hosting a series of webinars. Find out more, including links to the Common Grant platform, here.