Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Grant Opportunity: Public Health Impact of the Changing Policy/Legal Environment for Marijuana

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Deadline:   February 5, 2014

Funding Amount:  NIH intends to fund an estimate of 6-10 awards, corresponding to a total of $3 million for fiscal year 2015.

Eligibility:   Independent school districts; Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities; Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized); For profit organizations other than small businesses; City or township governments; Small businesses; Special district governments; Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education; Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments); Public and State controlled institutions of higher education; State governments; Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education; Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification); County governments; Private institutions of higher education

Agency:   National Institutes of Health
Grant ID:  PAS-14-020
CFDA#:   93.279 -- Drug Abuse and Addiction Research Programs

Summary:   This initiative encourages research on the impact of changing marijuana policies and laws on public health outcomes, including marijuana exposure among children, adolescents, and adults; other licit and illicit drug use; education and professional achievement; social development; risky behaviors (e.g., drugged driving); mental health; HIV, etc. 
Public opinion around marijuana use has become increasingly positive and permissive, despite the lack of scientific data on the short and longer term outcomes among exposed children, adolescents, and even adults.  Changes in marijuana policy and legal status are gaining momentum, yet we know little about the impact these shifts have had or will have on epidemiology, prevention and treatment of marijuana and other substance use or disorders, related social and health outcomes such as education and professional achievement, other risky behaviors (e.g. drugged driving) and other disease incidence or prevalence (e.g., HIV, mental illness). While modest increases in prevalence of marijuana use coupled with decreases in the perception of harm associated with marijuana use have been seen in recent years, given the current social climate around marijuana use for both medical and recreational purposes it is reasonable to anticipate continued fluctuations in trajectories of use and attitudes.  Therefore the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is encouraging population-based research on social, behavioral, and health outcomes of marijuana involvement to help inform the public health impact of the changing marijuana environment.

Receive $50 and a Meal for Participating in a Focus Group


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Do you live in Harlem? Are you looking to make a little extra money this holiday season and willing to share your experiences with diet, exercise, pregnancy, child birth, family planning, and health in Harlem? Join this 2 ½ hour focus group if you reside in Central Harlem and are a woman under the age of 19 or over 30 or man over the age of 25. A meal and a $50 gift card will be provided to all participants. Contact Amanda Nace at for more information.

Information Courtesy of  Citizens Committee of New York City

Bank of American Student Leaders Award

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Do you know a high school student who is a leader in his or her neighborhood? The Student Leaders Program is an eight-week summer experience for high school juniors and seniors who learn leadership skills through hands-on community work and a Student Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. Applications are now open for the 2014 program.

Information source: Citizens Committee for New York City

Let's Move! Salad Bars to Schools

Let's Move Salad Bars to Schools is a comprehensive grassroots public health effort to mobilize and engage stakeholders at the local, state and national level to support salad bars in schools. Any K-12 school district participating in the National School Lunch Program is eligible to apply to receive a salad bar for their school. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.  


Thursday, December 5, 2013

Citizens Committee of New York City Grant Application Information Session

Join us for a grant application information session to learn more about the application process and get your questions answered. RSVP is required; contact Wilfredo for more information: or 212-822-9568

See below the dates

6:30-8:30 | Brooklyn

6:30-8:30 | Webinar

6:30-8:30 | Lower Manhattan

6:30-8:30 | Bronx

6:30-8:30 | Webinar

6:30-8:30 | Lower Manhattan

Citizens Committee for New York Neighborhood Grants

Deadline:   January 27, 2014
Funding Amount:   award ceiling: $3,000
Eligibility:   see summary below

Agency:   Citizens Committee for New York
Summary:   Citizens Committee awards micro-grants of up to $3,000 to resident-led groups to work on community and school improvement projects throughout the city. We prioritize groups based in low income neighborhoods and Title I public schools.

Recent awards have enabled neighbors to come together to make healthy food available in their communities, transform empty lots into community gardens, organize tenants to advocate for better housing conditions, and start school recycling drives.

Click on link HERE   

FREE Every Tuesday and Wednesday Night! Bed-Stuy Healthy Families on the Move

Throggs Neck Community Action Partnership (TNCAP)

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Hello Fellow Readers: 
TNCAP has issued their latest copy of the Fall 2013 Family Newsletter.  Read more on the great prevention work they're doing including the The Risk Is Real campaign.  Plus fun activities including recipes for the entire family to enjoy!

New Cycle: Youth Employment & Education Services Information

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Youth Employment & Education Services (YES), a youth development program at the Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center, Inc. is seeking to develop partnerships with organizations in search of positive youth development resources.  YES provides out-of-work and out-of-school youth in developing essential skills they need to become successful.  They provide workforce training, job development, legal advocacy, and educational advisement as well as other supportive services.  A full description of YES can be found below.
YES DESCRIPTION                     YES REFERAL                    YES 2013-2014 SCHEDULE

For more information, please contact - Felix Castro, Recruitment/Intake Specialist
P:212.360.7625 ext:215 or