Funding Opportunity: Building Stronger Systems to meet Child Nutrition Needs

United Way of Central Alabama (UWCA) and the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham (CFGB) are pleased to announce the release of a jointly issued Request for Proposal (RFP) opportunity to further their respective goals around improving community health, coordinating existing resources for strategic impact, and demonstrating successful alignment of their organizational missions.

BUILDING STRONGER SYSTEMS TO MEET CHILD NUTRITION NEEDS: UWCA and CFGB will consider grants for collaborative projects that expand the capacity, coordination, and availability of federally reimbursable summer and afterschool food programs for children. Funding will support partners as they add or expand feeding sites, improve nutritional quality and variety of meals served, incorporate support and education for families, and leverage federal resources like the Summer Food Service Program and the Child and Adult Care Feeding Program.

If you are interested in partnering with the Walker County Health Action Partnership please contact: Elyse Peters, Project Coordinator for WC-HAP, P: (205)302-0001, epeters@uwca.org

Please see the guidance below for additional information and read more about the opportunity here.

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants should complete a brief proposal form through the CFGB on-line process by May 18, 2015 at 6:00 PM CST. Go to: https://www.grantinterface.com/cfgb/Common/LogOn.aspx First-time users should select Create New Account.

Interested applicants should discuss collaborative proposal ideas with CFGB and UWCA staff prior to submitting their brief proposal. Please contact:
Gus Heard-Hughes, Senior Program Officer, Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, P: (205)327-3817, gheard-hughes@cfbham.org OR
Kadie Peters, VP of Community Impact for Health, United Way of Central Alabama, P: (205)458-2168, kpeters@uwca.org

KEY DATES AND DEADLINES:
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 – Brief proposal process opens
Monday, May 18, 2015 (6:00 p.m. CST) – Brief proposal process closes
Friday, June 12, 2015 – Applicants invited to advance to Full Proposal Stage notified
Friday, July 3, 2015 (6:00 p.m. CST) – Full proposals due
Monday, September 21, 2015 – Funding recommendations announced

Health RFP Release