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Issue: 5 May 2009
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We encourage you to visit the Peaceful Playgrounds grants page of our website for grant writing materials and templates.  The grants page  provides templates to use for Corporate or Foundation Grants. Download a copy of our Program Grant Writing Template and get a head start on writing a successful proposal for implementing the Peaceful Playgrounds Program in your own school.

NEW.  Peaceful Playgrounds Free Webinar, Grant Writing 101.

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Head  Start Body Start Play Space Grants

The Request for Proposals for the Head Start Body Start Play Space Grant is now available for download.   Local Head Start Centers nationwide may apply for a $5000 Play Space Grant.Head Start Body Start  Approximately 380 grants will be funded this year and in the following 3 subsequent years.  The grants are administered through the National Center for Physical Development and Outdoor Play at the National Association of Sport and Physical Education headquarters.  Peaceful Playgrounds was selected as a "Preferred Provider" for the Play Space Grants.  In addition to the $5000 grant, recipients will also receive targeted training and technical assistance from the HSBS center including on-site consultation from a physical activity expert, and access to on-line training.

Deadline for applying: July 1, 2009.

Peaceful Playgrounds Approved Programs.  Click below for Flyers to download which explain the programs and components.
1. Fundamental Movement Program
2. Peaceful Playgrounds (Preschool-Kindergarten)
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Head Start Body Start Play Space Grants Webinar

Join us as we walk you through the grant writing process so you can get the grant you deserve for your center.  We'll cover the guidelines for proposal preparation and instructions  including:  conducting a Play Space Assessment,  how to develop a budget,  gathering  a support team,  project evaluation, how to identify potential media outlets in your area and writing  press releases that draw attention to your project.

Tuesday, May 26  10:00 a.m.

Thursday, June 4   1:00 p.m.
Wednesday  June 17, 1:00 p.m.
Pay It Forward Mini-Grants
Pay It Forward Mini-Grants are designed to fund one-time-only service-oriented projects identified by youth as activities they would like to perform to benefit their school, neighborhood, or community. These projects must be based on the "pay it forward" concept - where one person does a favor for others, who in turn do favors for others.

Mini-Grants of up to $500 are available for projects one time only. Selection criteria include adherence to the Pay It Forward concept, educational benefit to students/teachers, integration into school curriculum, and the number of people impacted by the project.

Deadline: September 15, 2009

Grant information:
CVS Caremark Community Grants
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The CVS Caremark Community Grants program awards funds to nonprofit organizations targeting children with disabilities, projects focusing on health and rehabilitation services, public schools promoting greater levels of inclusion in student activities and extracurricular activities, and projects that increase access to physical activity. Proposals focusing on administering healthcare services to uninsured communities are also accepted.

Selected organizations meeting the above criteria will be eligible for receiving award amounts up to $5,000.

Deadline: October 31, 2009

CVS Grant Information:

KaBoom Community Partnerships
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KaBOOM! is a national nonprofit that envisions a place for children to play within walking distance to local residences in North America. In order to achieve this, KaBOOM! has created ongoing opportunities for community organizations to build a new playground or skatepark. Ideal community partners are usually child-serving non-profit organizations, but can be community development organizations, neighborhood coalitions, schools or any organization that can mobilize a volunteer work force and is in need of new play places.

Selected applicants will be awarded a project that will sustainably, but not completely cover the costs of building a new play space. Therefore, eligible applicants include community partners that are able to raise additional funding towards the cost of equipment. After planning and support from KaBOOM! the community will be able to build the play space in one day with the help of community support.

Deadline: Rolling

KaBoom Grant:
Healthy Sprouts Awards
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To encourage the growth of health-focused youth gardens, the National Gardening Association (NGA) recognizes outstanding programs through the Healthy Sprouts Awards, which are sponsored by Gardner's Supply Company. These awards support school and youth garden programs that aim to teach children about nutrition and the issue of hunger in the United States.

Eligible applicants include schools or organizations that intend to garden in 2010 with at least 15 children between the ages of 3 and 18. Applicants will be selected according to the demonstrated relationship between the garden program and nutrition and hunger issues in the United States. An expected 20 awards will be given to schools or organizations who will receive gift certificates to purchase gardening materials, nutrition lessons with NGA's Eat a Rainbow Kit, seeds and literature.

Deadline: October 17, 2009
We hope that you will find this grant information helpful. Please don't forget to visit the Peaceful Playgrounds Website for more grant information.
Melinda Bossenmeyer, Ed.D.
Peaceful Playgrounds, Inc.
951-245-6970  Fax 951-245-6956
17975 Collier Ave. Unit 5
Lake Elsinore, CA 92530