Promising Program 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. Promising Program Grants of up to $40,0000 each will assist Native communities in the implementation of culturally appropriate childhood obesity prevention programming by providing resources and technical assistance.
The purpose of the Promising Program Grant is to:
*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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 505-867-0775 ext. 269.