Obesity: Healthy food environments

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RFA #11958 Healthy Food Incentive Program Funding Opportunity

Deadline to apply is November 30, 2018, 5:00 pm MT

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Funding Opportunity Details

RFA #11958 is to fund a statewide not-for-profit organization to provide healthy eating incentives to Colorado’s low-income populations. These funds are to be used for improving access to fresh Colorado-grown fruits and vegetables ensuring more families have access to healthy food, local farmers gain new customers, and more food dollars stay in the community. It is the General Assembly’s intent that the statewide not-for-profit organization awarded use no portion of this appropriation for administrative expenses. Funds are solely for healthy eating incentives. The statewide not-for-profit organization must have experience in supporting healthy eating incentive programs, such as programs at local farmers' markets, and experience with coordinating healthy eating programs and funding between local, state, and federal programs.

RFA Timeline

RFA release date
Deadline for submitting questions
11/9/2018 by 5:00 pm
Final answers posted
RFA due date
11/30/2018 by 5:00 pm
Estimated notification of award
Estimated contract effective date

How to Apply

Applications must be received electronically by no later than the due date and time indicated on the cover page of this document. Faxed applications will not be accepted. It is preferred that you combine all your application documents into one PDF or one zip file for submission. Email your application and all attachments to the following individual:

Program contact name: Joan Brucha

Program contact email: Joan.Brucha@state.co.us

Subject line: HFIP FY19-23 Application RFA #11958 (INSERT AGENCY NAME)

Applications received via email will receive an email confirming the delivery within 24 hours.

Submitting Questions

Please submit all questions about the application process to Joan.Brucha@state.co.us. Clearly identify your inquiries with: Healthy Food Incentive Program, RFA #11958 and the section number and paragraph number the inquiry applies to. Questions will be accepted through 5:00 pm on 11/9/2018.

Eating a healthy diet is important for overall health and weight management, but it's more difficult for some people because healthy food options aren't readily available, easily accessible or affordable. To learn more, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Healthy Food Environments page.

Healthier food and beverage initiatives

Promising strategies underway in Colorado include increasing the availability of healthier food in retail stores, including corner stores or small grocery stores, and promoting the adoption of food service guidelines and nutrition standards in hospitals and state agencies. For more information about these and other strategies, visit the CDC's Increasing Access to Healthier Food and Beverages page.

Additional resources

  • Changelab Solutions: Policies that put “health on the shelf” and other resources.
  • The Food TrustNationally recognized nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that everyone has access to affordable, nutritious food and information to make healthy decisions.
  • Healthy Food Access PortalData and resources to support the successful planning and implementation of policies, programs, and projects to improve access to healthy foods, including funding opportunities and successful retail strategies.