Article courtesy of The Hutchinson News | August 4, 2015 | The Hutchinson News | Shared as educational material
WICHITA – Drinking water is critical to prevent chronic disease, preserve and improve oral health, and for cognitive development in growing children. Yet, many communities struggle with access to clean, safe drinking water.
The Kansas Health Foundation is accepting requests for proposals to fund organizations that will improve health outcomes by improving Kansans’ access to clean, safe drinking water. With the initiative, KHF anticipates awarding up to $2 million.
KHF anticipates funding a range of communication, advocacy, evaluation, and planning efforts that increase access to and consumption of clean drinking water in Kansas.
Potential funding opportunities include:
- Advocacy for water policies that improve public health and address inequities;
- Efforts that improve access to clean drinking water where Kansans work, live, learn and play;
- Data collection and research on public health impacts related to the access, promotion and consumption of water;
- Local, regional and state water planning efforts that include public health as an outcome;
- Communications and/or education campaigns that promote drinking water instead of sugary beverages
Potential applicants are encouraged to participate in an informational webinar on Wednesday or Friday.
Organizations interested in applying are required to submit a letter of intent by 5 p.m. Aug. 18. Letters must be submitted online. Upon receipt of the letter of intent, KHF will provide a link to complete the online proposal, which is due by 5 p.m. Sept. 10.
To register for the webinar, contact Blair Weibert, program assistant, at (316) 262-7676 or visit http://kansashealth.org/water.