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NOTE: Beginning in 2015, the NJHCN Community Grants transitioned to a two-year grant cycle. As such, the next opportunity to apply will be Fall, 2017.  Sign up for our mailing list to be notified of future opportunities.

The application deadline for this initiative has passed.  Call for Proposals and Timeline is provided for reference purposes only.  Sign up for our mailing list to be notified of future opportunities.

Through this effort, the New Jersey Healthy Communities Network will prevent chronic disease and obesity by enhancing the built environment and developing policies to support healthy eating and active living. Supported projects make the healthy choice the easy choice; make healthy food and beverages the affordable, available and desired choice; encourage and support physical activity by ensuring accessibility and safety; and make healthy school, work, and community environments the norm and not the exception.

The Network also facilitates a statewide community of practice to share best practices, provide networking and professional development opportunities, and encourage collaboration. Within this community of practice, grantees will be connected to people and organizations with shared goals and agendas and be recognized as a leader in building healthy communities.

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Key Dates:

September 25, 2015 Announcement of Call for Proposal.

September 28, 2015 Call for Proposal release at 9:00 am ET.

October 6, 2015 Informational webinar for applicants. 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET. Register for the Bidders Conference Webinar.  Recorded webinar will be posted beginning October 12th .

October 13, 2015 Due Date for Letter of Intent.  Please submit PDF with Filename: 2016 LOI <ApplicantName> via email to with Subject Line: 2016 NJHCN LOI.  

Note: Applications from organizations that have not submitted an LOI by October 13, 2015 will not be considered. Letter of Intent should be addressed to: New Jersey Healthy Communities Network, 2016 Call For Proposals, Attn: Selection Committee and include the following: Name of Applicant Organization including Primary Contact Name, Email and Phone Number, organization summary, statement of intent to submit an online application by the deadline of November 13, 2015.

October 14, 2015 Online application site opens at 9:00 am ET

November 13, 2015 Deadline for Full application at 5:00 pm ET

December 18, 2015 Award notification

January 29, 2016 Mandatory Grantee Technical Assistance Kickoff Meeting

January 30, 2016 Implementation of Grant Activities begins

January 30, 2016-December 31, 2017  Grant Period*

*year 2 pending satisfactory compliance and 12 month benchmarks met for progress and reporting


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