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Grants to New York Nonprofits and Agencies to Encourage
Nutrition and Physical Activity in Childcare Programs

Eat Well Play Hard in Child Care Settings (EWPHCCS)

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) - Center for Community Health - Division of Nutrition - Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

LOI Date:

10/12/21

Deadline Date:

12/21/21 4:00 PM ET

Description:

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Grants to New York nonprofit childcare providers and government agencies to implement nutrition and physical activity programming in high-need areas throughout the state. Applicants are required to complete a prequalification process prior to applying. The purpose of the program is to reduce childhood obesity. EWPHCCS targets child care centers that serve families with low-income. A CACFP participating child care center is eligible to participate in EWPHCCS if at least 50 percent of attending children receive free or reduced-priced meals.

The New York State Department of Health (Department) announces the availability of funding to implement the Eat Well Play Hard in Child Care Settings (EWPHCCS) initiative. EWPHCCS is a research-tested, multi-level obesity prevention intervention that focuses on improving the nutrition and physical activity behaviors of low-income families and their children enrolled in registered and licensed child day care programs. This intervention also addresses environmental changes to reduce childhood obesity by influencing the nutrition, mealtime and physical activity practices that encourage wellness and healthy lifestyles. The Department is seeking applications from organizations to implement the EWPHCCS initiative in eligible child care centers.

EWPHCCS employs an established evidence-based curricula and an intervention methodology that focuses on:

  • Creating a culture of health by improving the nutrition, mealtime and physical activity environments in eligible child care centers.
  • Improving the likelihood that low-income children and their families will make healthy food choices and choose physically active lifestyles. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176487

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$12,720,030

Number of Grants:

6

Estimated Size of Grant:

Funding Amounts Available by Region:
- Long Island: $160,000
- New York City: $1,414,765
- Lower Hudson Valley: $235,000
- Capital: $200,000
- Central: $228,960
- Western: $305,281

Term of Contract:

October 1, 2022 – September 30, 2027

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Not-for-profit applicants must be prequalified on the due date for this application submission.

Eligible entities must be one of the following:

a. A Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) Agency as listed on the NYS Office of Child and Family Services (OCFS) website at the following link: https://ocfs.ny.gov/programs/childcare/referral-agencies.php.

b. The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

c. A public or nonprofit CACFP sponsoring organization that is tax-exempt under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code that meets the following criteria:
- A sponsor of child care centers, head starts, and/or day care homes. Sponsors that only operate adult programs, after-school programs, and/or emergency shelters are not eligible to apply and will be disqualified.
- Solely based and operating in New York State.

Pre-Application Information:

Key Dates:
- Release Date: 09/28/2021
- Letter of Interest/Intent Due: 10/12/2021
- Questions Due: 11/02/2021
- Questions, Answers and Updates Posted (on or about): 12/02/2021
- Applications Due: 12/21/2021 by 4:00 PM

Applicants must be prequalified in the Grants Gateway prior to submitting an application (www.grantsreform.ny.gov), unless exempt. It is strongly recommended that applicants begin the prequalification process immediately.

Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to complete and submit a letter of interest. Prospective applicants may also use the letter of interest to receive notification when updates/modifications are posted; including responses to written questions. Letters of interest should be submitted via the Grants Gateway under the Pre-Submission Uploads section of the online application. Please note that you will receive an error message when uploading the letter into the application as other Pre-Submission uploads are not due until the application is submitted. A copy should also be emailed to Lisa Borden.

All substantive questions must be submitted in writing to Lisa Borden.

Once the application is complete, prospective grantees are strongly encouraged to submit their applications at least 48 hours prior to the due date and time. This will allow sufficient opportunity for the applicant to obtain assistance and take corrective action should there be a technical issue with the submission process. Both DOH and Grants Management staff are available to answer applicant’s technical questions and provide technical assistance prior to the application due date and time.

The Department will only fund one applicant to work within each region and only the highest scoring applicant with a passing score will be awarded in each region. Only one application is allowed per organization. Applicants can only apply for one region and must apply for the total amount of funding available for that region.

Grant Opportunity Profile: https://grantsgateway.ny.gov/intelligrants_NYSGG//module/nysgg/goportal.aspx?NavItem1=4&ngoID=5001968

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online: https://grantsgateway.ny.gov/IntelliGrants_NYSGG/module/nysgg/goportal.aspx

NYSDOH Contact Name & Address:

Lisa Borden
New York State Department of Health
Division of Nutrition
Child and Adult Care Food Program
Riverview Center
150 Broadway, Suite 600
Menands, NY 12204-2719
EWPH.RFA@health.ny.gov

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Grant Coverage Areas:

For a map of eligible child care centers, please see page 5 of the attached PDF.

Funding or Pin Number:

DOH01-EWPH2-2022

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New York City;   New York

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