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Kansas Chosen for NRPA Rural Communities Healthy Out-of-School Time Grant

13 Feb 2018 1:40 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

You’re Invited to Apply for an Exciting Grant Opportunity for Rural Communities!

We are pleased to announce that Kansas is 1 of 3 states chosen to receive grant funds from the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and the Walmart Foundation to support children’s health through park and recreation out-of-school time programs in rural communities.Grantees will receive funding to support their efforts around increasing nutritious meals served to youth through the USDA federal nutrition programs, as well as implementing nutrition education and implementing healthy eating and physical activity standards at their sites to ensure continued impacts. NRPA anticipates funding 3-4 rural communities in Kansas with $35,000 in grant funding to support programmatic expenses like marketing, transportation, large equipment purchases, nutrition education materials, staff training and more!

This grant can help propel your park and recreation agency into the Healthy Out-of-School Time movement! Don’t miss out on this opportunity. Click here to view a list of sites that meet NRPA's rural criteria. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, March 16, 2018.

 Click Here to Apply Today!

Eligibility  Requirements

 Applicants must:

  • Be a local government agency (e.g., municipal park and recreation department, tribal recreation department, park district, community services department, etc.)
  • Provide meals/snacks through the Summer Food Service Program, the Child and Adult Care Food Program or the National School Lunch Program in 2018 (you can work with the school district or another food provider/sponsor to serve meals at your park sites)
If you have questions about this grant opportunity please email outofschoolrfa@nrpa.org.
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