The New Jersey Recreation and Park Association tracks grant programs its members may benefit from.  The links published below do not guarantee grant programs will be immediately available.

Promoting Systems, Policy and Environmental Change for Obesity and Chronic Disease Prevention at the Local Level
The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH), Family Health Services – Community Health & Wellness and the New Jersey Council on Physical Fitness and Sports (NJCPFS) invite applications to implement healthy community strategies. Small grants will be awarded to nonprofit organizations, working with local partners, to implement systems, policy and environmental changes that prevent chronic diseases. Communities at high risk for heart disease, stroke, diabetes and obesity are especially encouraged to apply.Deadline: Letter of Intent due by 5 pm, November 14, 2014; Complete application due by 5 pm, November 25, 2014.Amount: $7,500 to $12,000 – See more at:


Morgan Stanley Hopes To Improve Children’s Wellness: A $500,000 grant from Morgan Stanley is supporting nutrition programs, wellness education, health screenings, and the development of safe places to play like the playground built this summer by employees and volunteers. “What we are attempting to do is combine nutrition, wellness education, health screenings with healthy foods, and then also provide safe places to play,” Steinberg said. “We’re trying to see if we can move the needle on kid’s health if you start pulling these things together.” For the full article go to:


Government Grant Listings Local government agencies can benefit from grant opportunities available through federal and state government sources.

State of New Jersey – Department of Health and Human Services – Shaping NJ
State of New Jersey – Department of Community Affairs – SAGE
State of New Jersey – Division of Parks & Forestry – Trails Grants
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

United States Fish & Wildlife Service

Partnership Grant Listings
The National Recreation & Park Association has developed many partnerships members of NJRPA may take advantage of.  Membership in NRPA may be required to access these funding sources. NRPA – National Initiatives

Private Grant Listings
Private companies and organizations throughout the world donate money and resources to the public sector and local non-profit organizations.  The sources listed below are known contributors to Parks, Recreation and Conservation initiatives.

NFL Youth Football Fund

Land and Water Conservation Fund Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program
The National Park Service (NPS) State and Local Assistance Division announced the availability of $3 million in appropriations for Land and Water Conservation Fund State Assistance grants for a pilot national competitive grant program. State, regional, and local government agencies and federally recognized Indian tribes are invited to submit proposals for matching grants to support projects that would acquire or develop public land for outdoor recreation purposes located within or serving jurisdictions with a population of 50,000 or more people that are densely settled.

Following is the link to the full announcement and guidelines:

RWJ Foundation Announces 2015 Culture of Health  Awards
Recreation and Park professionals are often the drivers in creating healthier communities, often through building coalitions and awareness of the health benefits of recreation, parks, and physical activity. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) 2015 Culture of Health Prize is awarded annually to honor outstanding community efforts and partnerships that are helping people live healthier lives. Winning communities will each receive a $25,000 cash prize and have their accomplishments celebrated and shared broadly with the goal of raising awareness and inspiring locally-driven change across the country. For more information go to the following link:

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