USDA FNS School Wellness Policy

Purpose: The U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service (USDA FNS) is funding research to conduct comprehensive school wellness policy surveillance at multiple levels, including state- and school district-levels. The funds will support public or private, non-governmental research institutions (such as accredited institutions of higher education and/or non-profit organizations) to enter into a cooperative agreement with USDA FNS for school wellness policy surveillance, research, and reporting that complement other national existing school wellness policy surveillance systems and assist the USDA in fulfilling its Congressional monitoring and surveillance mandate, as delineated in the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act (HHFKA).
Receipt Date: Oct. 6, 2014
Total Awards: $1,700,000
Eligibility: Eligible Entities include:

  • Public and private non-governmental entities:
  • Accredited Institutions of Higher Education
  • Nonprofit Organizations other than Institutions of Higher Education
Link: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=260630
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