Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Childhood Obesity Prevention Challenge Area

Type: 
Funding
Event Date: 
Grant Deadline: 
Organization: 
USDA, NIFA
Description: 

Deadline passed as of August 19, 2016. Deadline for 2017 unknown. This Challenge Area Focuses on the societal challenge to end obesity among children, the number one nutrition-related problem in the US. Food is an integral part of the process that leads to obesity and USDA has a unique responsibility for the food system in the United States. This program is designed to achieve the long-term outcome of reducing the prevalence of overweight and obesity among children and adolescents 2-19 years. The Childhood Obesity Prevention Program supports Multi-function Integrated Research, Education, and/or Extension Projects and Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement (FASE) Grants.

Category: 
Health, Children's Health, Obesity
Funding Amount: 
$6,000,000 total program funding
Matching Funds: 
see application
Eligibility: 
See application, but tribes would need to partner with academic/research institute in order to be eligible