Capacity Building Grants
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Currently, 45 percent of Native American children ages 6-11 are either overweight or obese. In some Native communities, childhood obesity rates are over 60 percent with some children as young as four years of age diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Unfortunately, the amount of funding resources and support, both public and private, for Native communities to effectively and adequately address this issue is miniscule. Native communities have the inherent knowledge, assets and values to address this health issue within their communities. Capacity Building Grants assist Native communities in developing culturally appropriate childhood obesity prevention strategies by providing resources and technical assistance.
Grants of up to $20,000 each will be awarded to support projects that strategically target childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes prevention through community health assessments, community planning and capacity building.
The purpose of the Capacity Building Grant is to better understand the root causes of childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes through:
*Some grant cycles (depending on funding) may have a more specific or broad focus on issue or region/state.
Contact Michelle Gutierrez, Program Officer at email@example.com or call 505-867-0775 ext. 269.