Funding Opportunity: Announcing Healthy Schools Colorado

The Rocky Mountain Center, the Colorado Department of Education, and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment are pleased to announce Healthy Schools Colorado, a three-year grant opportunity. Healthy Schools Colorado will fund five large Colorado school districts or regions to support the implementation of the Coordinated School Health Model in schools and to support district policy efforts that focus on the following specific, measurable outcomes of the Colorado Health Foundation:

  • Increase number of children who engage in moderate or vigorous physical activity.
  • Increase number of children who eat adequate amounts of fruits and vegetables daily.
  • Increase number of children who receive healthy meals at school and have access to healthy vending choices.
  • Increase number of children who receive evidence-based care for chronic disease and who can self-manage their chronic disease.

For more information and to download the District/Region Request for Application (RFA) and supporting materials, go to http://www.rmc.org/CSH/cshfunding.html

The RFA is due by June 5, 2009, at 4:00 pm.

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