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Grants and Resources

Our grant funding cycles vary on the funding source for our programs. Please reach out to the corresponding representative for more information on each setting.


Grants

Indiana Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) Funding Opportunity

The Indiana Department of Health (IDOH), Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity (DNPA) is applying for a competitive grant provided by the CDC, and is calling for letters of interest (LOI) from local education agencies (LEAs) to participate in the Indiana Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) Funding Opportunity. If IDOH is awarded this grant, one priority LEA would be selected to receive up to $100,000 per year for five years from 10/1/23 to 9/30/28 for school wellness initiatives. LEAs that are eligible to submit a letter of interest are those with a SY 2022-2023 total enrollment of at least 1,000 students and a SY 2022-2023 free and reduced lunch rate of approximately 60% or higher. LOIs of two pages or less must be emailed to Jenna Sperry at jsperry@health.in.gov and Emma Smythe at esmythe@health.in.gov by 5pm ET on Wednesday, January 25, 2023. Please review the Call for Letters of Interest for more information and requirements.


Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) Program

The Indiana Department of Health, Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity is offering funding to multiple organizations across Indiana that support the goal of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) program. The goal of SNAP-Ed is to support SNAP-eligible populations in accessing nutritious food and engaging in physically active lifestyles consistent with current guidance. Please see the attached application for eligibility requirements and additional details. Applications for funding are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 10, 2023. Projects are anticipated to start in the spring of 2023 and be substantially completed by September 30, 2024. Communities are being asked to submit a brief letter of intent to describe the project and to attend a small informational interview with the SNAP-Ed team. Eligible applicants include cities, towns, counties, school corporations, workplaces, and not-for-profit groups serving communities that are SNAP-eligible.

View the Request for Proposal for eligibility and submittal requirements, funding levels and more. For additional information and questions contact Julia Brunnemer at jbrunnemer@health.in.gov or at 317-234-9684.

View the informational session recording from Jan. 19.


Project AWARE Goes to the Park Grant Program

This four-month opportunity will provide funding to local parks departments, not-for-profits, and community groups that work in parks or other outdoor spaces to receive staff training on mental health and/or create youth programming in outdoor spaces that positively impact mental health and physical activity. Applicants are eligible to apply for up to $10,000 for each funding stream. Funds are estimated to become available on June 1, 2023, and all funds must be spent by September 29, 2023.

Applications are due to jsperry@health.in.gov by 5 p.m. ET on Friday, February 10, 2023.


Indiana Farmers Market/Stand/CSA SNAP Matching Grant Program

The St. Joseph Community Health Foundation is currently offering grants to Indiana farmer's markets, farm stands, CSAs (community supported agriculture), and mobile farm markets to start or expand a SNAP matching program. SNAP stands for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and was formerly known as food stamps. Benefits are provided on what looks like a debit card (called Hoosier Works) through an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) system. Indiana SNAP Matching Program grant recipients (hereafter grantees) will provide customers who pay with SNAP a $1 for $1 match up to $20 per day on all purchases of fruits and vegetables, mushrooms, herbs, and edible plant-starts. The $1 for $1 match may be provided via tokens, paper vouchers, etokens or other; it is recommended that these be offered in $2 increments. If tokens or vouchers are used, they should include the name of the market where they are issued because they can only be redeemed at that market. Farm stands that have only one vendor and sell only fresh produce may offer an immediate 50% off (up to $20 per day in incentive) at the point of sale to customers paying with SNAP and therefore do not need to use vouchers or tokens. For more information, please visit Double Up Indiana.


Resources

Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program (CSPAP)

Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program (CSPAP): The Indiana Department of Health is working to create these programs throughout the state. CSPAP is a multi-component approach by which school districts and schools use all opportunities for students to be physically active, meet the nationally recommended 60 minutes of physical activity each day and develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to be physically active for a lifetime. Four presentations on the Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program can be accessed here:

CSPAP Additional Resources


Educator Wellness Toolkit: Leading a School with Wellness at the Forefront

In Indiana, much attention has been paid to the importance of educator wellness and ways in which educators can improve upon their wellness by promoting positive relationships with students and staff, creating effective classroom climates, and managing a work-life balance. The Indiana Department of Education and several other state agencies released a toolkit for educational leaders to create a culture of wellness within their buildings and districts.

When educators are well, students are much more likely to thrive. School leaders are in a position to create policies, environments, infrastructure and climates that motivate and enable school staff to be well. This toolkit highlights powerful practices, available support and case studies in which school leaders put educators in the forefront of a topic often focused on students.


The Indiana Department of Health, Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity has created resources for schools related to the coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic. Whether you are an Indiana teacher, parent, health worker, child care employee, public health worker or student, we want to make sure you are still taking care of yourself. Please see below for resources to help keep you safe and physically, mentally, and emotionally healthy. We are here to support YOU! Click here for a list of resources.

Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program (CSPAP): The Indiana Department of Health is working to create these programs throughout the state. CSPAP is a multi-component approach by which school districts and schools use all opportunities for students to be physically active, meet the nationally recommended 60 minutes of physical activity each day and develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to be physically active for a lifetime. A presentation on the Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program can be accessed here: webcastPowerPoint.

Healthy Meeting Guidelines:

Toolkits:

General Resources: 

Data Resources: