Funding Opportunities Through Eat Smart, Move More North Carolina

ESMM Community Grants

The Eat Smart, Move More Community Grants Program supports local health departments in North Carolina in their efforts to develop community-based interventions that encourage, promote and facilitate physical activity and healthy eating. The purpose of the program is to provide funding to local communities to implement strategies that advance the goals and objectives of the Eat Smart, Move More Plan.

Childhood Obesity Prevention Demonstration Project

In fiscal year 2008, the NC General Assembly appropriated $2 million in non-recurring funding for "demonstration projects to address childhood obesity". In July 2008, the NC Division of Public Health announced the Request for Applications (RFA) for grant funds through the Childhood Obesity Prevention Demonstration Project. The purpose of this project is to demonstrate that strengthening partner linkages within community sectors increases the utilization and effectiveness of childhood obesity prevention and control efforts. Grants of $380,000 each were awarded to five health departments to support implementation of recommended strategies to reduce the rates of childhood overweight and obesity.

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North Carolina Health Funders

These foundations provide funding for health initiatives in North Carolina. These funders are working together to identify ways to coordinate grant funding for obesity-related projects in our state. Visit each oneís web site to learn more about their funding opportunities and timelines. is the place to find and apply for federal government grants. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is the managing partner for

United Way

Provides funding through local and regional United Way organizations. Search United Way NCís webpage for your county to find funding information.

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