The CDC just announced funding for the next round of the High Obesity Program (HOP) and State Physical Activity and Nutrition (SPAN) programs. Are you one of the many PAPREN members who have roles with these programs at your institution or state? Check out the information below to make sure you know critical dates for potential applicant calls and application submission. New to these grant programs? Read on and consider contacting one of your state’s land grant institution or extension services about how you can partner.
PAPREN is proud to serve as the research partner for CDC’s Active People, Healthy NationSM initiative. We strive to make our academic and practitioner products useful and accessible to CDC grant recipients in the HOP and SPAN programs as well as the Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) program. The REACH announcement is also due out soon.
Land Grant Universities, Extension Services to Carry Out Obesity Prevention Strategies With Multiple Sectors
The High Obesity Program funds land grant universities which in turn engage with community extension services for obesity prevention programs in counties where more than 40% of adults have obesity. Thirty states have counties where adult obesity prevalence is more than 40%.
Funding is for a 5-year project period, pending continued availability of funding. No more than one land grant university from an eligible state will receive funding.
Recipients will work collaboratively at the state level to leverage investments, partnerships, and resources from various sectors, such as agriculture, transportation, education, healthcare, parks/recreation, business, housing, and defense/military. Together they will carry out evidence-based strategies to address health disparities related to poor nutrition, physical inactivity, or obesity.
Applications are due Tuesday, March 21, 2023. A conference call for potential applicants will be held at 3 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, February. 16, 2023.
SPAN Recipients to Focus on Five Strategies
The State Physical Activity and Nutrition (SPAN) program funds activities at the state and local governmental levels to implement evidence-based strategies that address health disparities related to poor nutrition, physical inactivity, and obesity.
Funding is for a five-year period, pending the continued availability of funding. No more than one eligible applicant per state will receive funding.
Recipients will work collaboratively to leverage state investments, partnerships, and resources. They will work with various sectors such as agriculture, transportation, education, healthcare, parks/recreation, business, housing, and defense/military. The work will focus on strategies to:
- Promote nutrition guidelines.
- Coordinate the expansion of existing fruit and vegetable voucher incentive and produce prescription programs.
- Design communities to increase access to physical activity.
- Implement policies and activities that achieve continuity of care for breastfeeding families.
- Integrate national obesity prevention standards into statewide Early Care and Education (ECE) systems and advance Farm to ECE programs.
Applications are due Monday, March 28, 2023. A conference call for potential applicants will be held at 3 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, February 15, 2023.