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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:

July 20, 2017  Announcement of Call for Proposal.

September 13, 2017  Due Date for Letter of Intent.  Please submit PDF with Filename: 2018 LOI <ApplicantName> via email to with Subject Line: 2018 NJHCN LOI.  

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Note: Applications from organizations that have not submitted an LOI by September 13, 2017 at 5 pm will not be considered. Letter of Intent should be addressed to: New Jersey Healthy Communities Network, 2018 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 October 20, 2017.

September 18, 2017 Online application site opens at 9:00 am ET

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September 29, 2017 Application Information Session (Webinar begins at 11 am)

October 20, 2017  Online application site closes at 5:00 pm ET

TBD Award notification

January TBD 2018 Mandatory Grantee Technical Assistance Kickoff Meeting

January TBD 2018 Implementation of Grant Activities begins

January TBD 2018-December 31, 2018  Grant Period*

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





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