To learn more about the incubator funding opportunity, please listen to the recording of the Incubator Application 101 webinar that was held on Monday, March 6th. This webinar reviewed the funding opportunity, application requirements and addressed many questions.
Overview of the Incubator Opportunity
Voices for Healthy Kids has made a commitment to ensure that we reach those populations most adversely affected by childhood obesity and has integrated a broad-based health equity approach throughout the design of our initiative. The goal of this opportunity is to support innovation and engage additional partners and strategies that will further the efforts of existing Voices for Healthy Kids campaigns, particularly by empowered engagement of priority populations most impacted by childhood obesity. All grants awarded within this opportunity will be 100% non-lobbying funding. Applications should support at least one Policy Areas.
Voices for Healthy Kids is allocating $15,000 – $30,000 funding per award for a period of up to one year. In addition to funding, grantees will be supported through technical assistance from staff and our partner organizations. A budget must be submitted with each application. When completing the budget, please keep in mind that this application is for non-lobbying activities only.
Applicants must be nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not private foundation or non-functionally integrated Type III supporting organizations (no government agencies). AHA will require IRS documentation of 501(c)(3) status through the application process. Applications must be specific to one public policy area at the state, local or tribal geographic location.
Other specific core competencies required are:
AHA monitors grantees’ efforts and careful stewardship of grant funds to assure accountability. Grantees will be required to submit periodic narrative, financial, compliance and outcomes reports.
Application Details and Deadlines:
A completed application will include:
All required application forms must be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications will be evaluated on several criteria, including, but not limited to:
– To complete the files please save them to your computer before entering in your responses. If you complete them in the link online, your responses will not save.
– Please complete all pages of the supplier package beginning on page 1 with mailing address
– Please do not edit the budget template – legal consultant and indirect line items auto calculate and are required.
If you have questions on your eligibility, the concept for which you are applying or other topics, please contact Shannon Melluzzo, Grants Manager at Shannon.Melluzzo@heart.org.