The Public Health Institute (PHI) is soliciting applications for the Network for a Healthy California (Network) of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) from eligible non-profit faith associations and faith alliances to increase the use of effective, innovative nutrition education interventions in faith-based organizations, encourage daily physical activity, and to promote access to healthy food for low-income African Americans living in California. This open and competitive RFA process will fund up to three Faith Projects at an annual maximum award of $150,000 per project, or $450,000 over a 36-month period. The Network/PHI already manages two faith projects in southern California and consequently, preference will be given to applicants from Central and Northern California. Furthermore, this RFA is open to faith associations and faith alliances as defined in Section II.C of the RFA application.
The key activities of the required Scope of Work (SOW) include (1) recruitment, training, and support to a minimum of ten qualifying churches within the association/alliance’s network to implement the Body & Soul program and complementary activities to reach a minimum of 2,500 eligible African American adults, (2) technical assistance to participating congregations in developing community partnerships and educating and encouraging consumers to create positive changes in their communities, (3) identification of Champion Pastors to inspire and educate low-income African Americans to create healthy changes, (4) collaboration with the Regional Networks for a Healthy California, (5) promotion of the African American Campaign, Body & Soul, and their key health messages within the faith association/alliance’s national, state, and community networks, (6) participation on the Network’s statewide African American Advisory Council to provide direction and advice to the African American Campaign, and (7) administrative and fiscal management, including required documentation of activities, persons participating, and fiscal reporting.
Thank you for your interest in applying. We look forward to receiving your final application by June 2, 2010 at 4:00 pm. Applicants are required to submit a non-binding, mandatory Letter of Intent by 4 pm on May 13, 2010. Please note that applications received from organizations that did not submit the mandatory Letter of Intent will be rejected.
RFA – Network for a Healthy California—African American Campaign Faith Projects