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Notice of Intent to Award FY14 Funding for Childhood Obesity Prevention

December 4, 2013

The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth Board of Trustees met on Dec. 3 and announced its intent to award Healthy Communities Action Teams (HCAT) grants to 20 organizations across Virginia. These childhood obesity prevention grants help build and support community coalitions to prevent and reduce childhood obesity on the local level through systems, policy and environmental change. The 20 proposals that the VFHY Board of Trustees approved were recommended for funding using the Best Value rating approach for a total of $1.2 million, the amount available for two years of grants ($600,000 total each year). Individual awards will not exceed $70,000 for the two years. The grant period is from July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016.


RFP #852P016  Healthy Communities Action Teams
Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth will provide grant awards to the following organizations not to exceed the following award amounts:
AWARD PERIOD:  July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2016
Lead Organization Project Name Recommended Amount
Arlington Parks and Recreation Arlington HCAT Childhood Obesity Initiative $29,286
Carilion Clinic The PATH Coalition of Roanoke $61,200
City of Alexandria Healthy Eating and Breastfeeding $62,720
Eastern Virginia Medical School - Eastern Shore Eastern Shore Healthy Communities $63,000
Eastern Virginia Medical School - Hampton Roads Healthy Hampton Roads $63,000
Halifax United Way Youth in Motion $63,000
LENOWISCO Health District 5210 Let's Go $60,621
Martinsville/ Henry County Coalition 95210: A Healthy Zip Code for SW Virginia $60,210
Middle Peninsula-Northern Neck Community Services Board Celebrating  Healthy Living $63,000
New River Valley Community Services Floyd Healthy Community Team $63,000
Page County Public Schools Page Alliance for Healthy Community Action $39,000
Project Grows Project Grows $63,000
Richmond Dept. of Social Services Richmond Health Action Alliance $63,000
Greater Richmond Fit4Kids Greater Richmond Coalition for Healthy Children $62,800
Rockbridge Community Services Rockbridge Area Healthy Kids $62,584
Rockingham Memorial  Hospital Healthy Community Council Obesity Action Team $63,000
Stafford Junction Stafford Healthy Living Coalition $60,960
Suffolk Partnership for a Healthy Community Healthy People, Healthy Suffolk $63,000
United Way Virginia Highlands Walking and Playing Through the Ages Smyth Cty HCAT $61,335
Warren Coalition SLENDER $63,000