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Indiana Health Issues and Challenges Grant

Purpose: The Indiana Department of Health (IDOH) is requesting applications from local and statewide service providers and planning organizations for competitive grant funding supported through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The purpose of this Request for Applications (RFA) is to fund entities within the State of Indiana to implement programs focused on addressing health issues and challenges within Indiana. These funds must be used to develop and implement services focused on improving health outcomes related to one or more of the following priority areas: tobacco use, food insecurity/obesity, lead exposure, hepatitis C, chronic disease (diabetes, cardiovascular disease, asthma, and cancer) and public health prevention programs (community paramedicine for chronic disease, immunizations, and substance use disorder and community health workers/patient navigators.

Background: This new grant application is open to all projects proposing to address health issues and challenges in Indiana associated with the priority areas listed above. Applicants may select one or more of the priority areas and may submit a separate application for a priority area or submit an application that combines two or more priority areas. The applicant must justify the size of the budget within the stated funding limits of that priority area. Grants will be effective for a 12-month period with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2022. Funds must be encumbered (obligated) by December 31, 2024. Funds must be spent by December 31, 2026. Funding awarded cannot be used to supplant funding currently in place for these activities and must be used for its stated purpose. See guidance documents listed in the “guidance documents” tile on this page for more information on applying for this funding opportunity.  Please send any questions to healthissuesandchallenges@isdh.in.gov.

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Youth Adolescent Physical Activity Grant

This one-year grant is focused on providing physical activity and physical education opportunities for youth and adolescents, 6-17 years of age (K-12) in the classroom, school and before or after school program settings in Indiana. *Special consideration will be given to those focusing on health equity and incorporating trauma-informed approaches in their programming.

Please see the application for details. For more information, watch the Youth Adolescent Physical Activity (YAPA) Grant Information Session recording from Thursday, May 5th. Slides from the information session can be found here.

Deadline to apply: May 20th at 5 p.m. For more information, please contact Emma Smythe, Youth Physical Activity Coordinator at esmythe@isdh.in.gov


Local Food Purchase Assistance (LFPA) Track 2 Regional Partnership Cohorts: Requests for Proposals

The Indiana Department of Health, Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity (IDOH, DNPA) is offering funding to five (5) regional partnership cohorts as part of IDOH’s implementation of the United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service (USDA-AMS) Local Food Purchase Assistance Cooperative Agreement Program (LFPA). The LFPA is designed to strengthen local and regional food systems, support local, socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers through building and expanding economic opportunities, and increase local food consumption, specifically within underserved communities not normally served through traditional food distribution networks.

Please see the application for details. There will be informational sessions held throughout the application period.

Please add these dates, times, and links to your calendars! All of these sessions will be recorded and shared.

Deadline to apply: August 1st, 2022 at 5 p.m. For more information, please contact Naima Gardner-Rice, SNAP-Ed and Nutrition Programs Director at NGardner1@isdh.in.gov.


Coroner grant opportunity for the SUID/SDY Case Registry

  • The SUID (Sudden Unexpected Infant Death)/SDY (Sudden Death in the Young) Case Registry Grant offers funds to coroners to participate in the project. From 2018-2023 Indiana will receive an average of $135,000 per year to promote safe sleep education, improve death investigations, and better monitor the prevalence and causes of sudden death in our state from ages 0-18. The project entails taking biospecimens at autopsy for possible research, genetic testing, DNA banking at the family’s consent, participating on the local Child Fatality Review team and notifying the Indiana Department of Health of these sudden deaths. The funds can be used toward autopsy supplies, X-rays, and various other items that help ensure a comprehensive investigation. If you are interested in participating or learning more, please email Olyvia Hoff at ohoff@isdh.in.gov.

Trauma System/Injury Prevention Program Grants


Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment Pilot Program