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2012 OMH Healthy School Environments Action Learning Collaborative

Award Announcement Letter


September 1, 2011


SUBJECT: Application for 2012  Healthy School Environments: Promoting Healthful School Food, Nutrition Education, Physical Activity and Physical Education.


Dear Colleagues,


This letter is to announce the launch of a Request for Proposal for participation in the Office of Minority Health Healthy School Environments Action Learning Collaborative.


We hope you can share with your networks in order to have the widest pool of applicants possible, and to ensure that schools and organizations in underserved communities learn about this opportunity.


Eligible Applicants

Eligible applicants are individual public schools (non-charter) located in the 50 states, and the District of Columbia that participate in the National School Lunch Program and have a low income student population of 80% or greater (as determined by percentage of students eligible for free and reduced school meals). Not-for-profit organizations that have been directed by a school to apply for the award are also eligible. Applicants must also be official USDA Team Nutrition Schools.


Purpose of Program

The purpose of Healthy School Environments: Promoting Healthful School Food, Nutrition Education, Physical Activity and Physical Education  is to support schools in low income communities as they strive to improve the long term health and success of students through the successful adoption of the USDA's HealthierUS School Challenge standards.


Grant Period: January 1, 2012-December 31, 2012


Deadline to Apply

Online applications must be submitted by no later than 5:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, October 13, 2011. Print Applications must be postmarked no later than October 13, 2011.


Award Announcement Date: December 1, 2011


How to Apply

You can download the application from OMH website on the following link:


Email completed application to and send by surface mail the completed application and cover letter signed by the project lead and the school principal.



Since this is a learning endeavor, an interim and final report of lessons learned, and input in the final report of the Action Learning Collaborative are conditions of the utilization of the funds.


Information and Assistance

For information on the application and/or the award contact Isabel M. Estrada-Portales, Ph.D. at or 1-800-444-6472.






Dear Advisory Committee Members,

Today is the day! So, we are launching today the Request for Proposals.

You can find a link to the RFP here:

Also, a link to the whole Action Learning Collaborative is here:


Please, forward this to all your contacts. Use Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and any other means available.


Let's all give it our all and see what we get.


To our children!


ALC Link:

RFP Link:



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Isabel M. Estrada-Portales, Ph.D., M.S.
Director of Communications
Office of Minority Health Resource Center
1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 650
Rockville, MD 20852
800.444.6472, ext. 223


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