Funding Opportunities through NACCHO and BOA

Two funding opportunities were recently announced through the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and Bank of America (BOA).

National Association of County and City Health Officials
Building Capacity for Integrating Climate Change and Public Health Programs at Local Health Departments

Application deadline: July 3, 2009.

Eligible Applicants:  governmental local health departments, including counties, cities, city/counties, districts, townships, and tribal public health agencies


Background/Purpose: NACCHO invites local health departments (LHDs) to submit applications for support to conduct a comprehensive needs assessment, build or strengthen a coalition of community partners, and provide training to local health department (LHD) staff regarding the
long-term consequences of climate change on public health. The purpose of this one-year demonstration project is to provide support to LHDs increasing the level of coordination and communication between disparate programs involved in addressing the public health consequences of climate change. This initiative is funded by the National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Additional details on how to apply can found at If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Jennifer Li,


Bank of America
Bank of America Accepting Applications for Neighborhood Excellence Initiative

Application deadline: June 30, 2009


The Bank of America Charitable Foundation is accepting applications for the Neighborhood Builders and Local Heroes components of its Neighborhood Excellence Initiative. In 2009, the foundation will allocate a total of $20 million globally to the initiative, which is designed to recognize, nurture, and reward organizations, local heroes, and student leaders helping to strengthen and revitalize their communities in forty-five of the bank’s major markets.The Neighborhood Builders program provides $200,000 in unrestricted grant funding in addition to leadership training for two local nonprofit organizations working to promote vibrant neighborhoods. The Local Heroes program provides recognition of five community heroes whose achievements and leadership on local issues contribute significantly to neighborhood vitality. Recipients direct a $5,000 contribution to an eligible nonprofit of their choice.

(The 2009 deadline for the Student Leaders program has passed.)

Program guidelines, list of eligible markets, and applications are available at the Bank of America Foundation Web site.


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