Healthy Communities Action Teams to Prevent Childhood Obesity Grants (2022) : VFHY
Healthy Communities Action Teams to Prevent Childhood Obesity Grants (2022)

Request for proposals due October 17, 2022 at 5:00pm ET

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VFHY is excited to announce a new round of three-year funding to support community efforts to reduce and prevent childhood obesity (RFP #852P023) 

VFHY funding provides infrastructure support to build and sustain Healthy Communities Action Teams (HCATs). These community collaboratives drive long-term policy, systems and environmental (PSE) changes that support at least one of eight healthy behaviors that prevent and reduce childhood obesity 

  1. Breastfeeding 
  2. Eating More Fruits and Veggies 
  3. Reducing Consumption of Energy-Dense Foods 
  4. Moving More 
  5. Decreasing Screen Time 
  6. Getting Enough Sleep 
  7. Reducing Stress with Increased Mindfulness 
  8. Decreasing Consumption of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages 

Applicants may apply for up to $93,000 ($31,000 per year for three years).  

Before submitting a proposal, applicants must read the RFP Instructions and attend one of the three mandatory Pre-Proposal Conferences.  

Online proposals are due by Monday, October 17, 2022 (5:00 pm EST)  

The contract period is July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2026.  

Grants Calendar 

Release of RFP  

Monday, August 29, 2022 

Mandatory Pre-Proposal Conferences  

VFHY is hosting three Pre-Proposal Conferences via Zoom. Applicants must attend one conference to be eligible for funding. Register by clicking on the date below.  

Optional Grant Writing Workshop 

This workshop is designed especially for organizations with limited grant writing experience. It will include information about applying for grants in general and will not include specific information about applying for this grant. Register by clicking on the date below.  

Proposals Due Via Online Grants Portal 

Monday, October 17, 2022 (5:00 pm)  

Notice of Intent to Award Posted on VFHY Website 

Thursday, December 8, 2022 

Grants Begin  

July 1, 2023 

Want to Apply? 

Proposal Forms and Documents 

The following documents need to be reviewed in order to write your proposal. Please read the terms and conditions carefully as you will need to acknowledge that you agree to them during the application process. 

The following forms need to be downloaded and saved. You will edit these forms and upload them as part of your online proposal.  

Click to apply here

Do not begin an application until you have read the RFP. If your organization does not already have a grant portal account, you will be prompted to create a new one before you can view the application 


If you have general questions about the RFP, please contact VFHY Director of Programs Michael Parsons at or at 804-225-3619. 

If you have any specific questions about your proposal or how to use the application portal, please contact the Regional Grants Administrator (RGA) for your region.  

Southeast Region

Judy Sparrow

Southwest Region

Jenny Martin

North Region

Lisa Brown

Central Region

Terri-ann Brown 

RFP Summary Guide

Learn more about the upcoming RFP and the Pre-Proposal Conferences

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