Don't Lose Out on the AHA Grant!

Healthy For Life® Grant Submission Deadline - August 20th
Grant Reviewer Request Deadline - August 20th

The NEAFCS is excited to announce a grant opportunity supporting the Healthy for Life® community nutrition program, an initiative led by Aramark and the American Heart Association (AHA).  The Healthy for Life® evidence-based nutrition education experiences are supported by American Heart Association science and developed by food and nutrition experts. 

Grant Overview:

  • Five Healthy for Life® community nutrition program grants are available.
  • Grants are $2,500 each and funds will be used to implement four educational experiences over a two to three-month period for an audience of 20-25 participants each time.  (The 20-25 individuals should be the same who participate in the series of 4 sessions. We recognize it’s likely there might be some people who cannot join a session due to a conflict. However, it in general it should the same individuals.)

Audience Serviced? 

  • The primary target audience is individuals responsible for meal preparation in the home and families in under-resourced communities.

Desired outcomes include:

  • Attain and build food literary (i.e., knowledge, attitudes and beliefs about healthy food) and increase knowledge of how to connect food choices with daily goals.
  • Increase frequency around shopping and preparing healthy food.
  • Increase confidence in shopping and preparing healthy home-cooked meals.
  • Increase consumption of healthy foods (fruits, vegetables, whole grains).  

Successful applicants will receive funding in addition to training and resources from the American Heart Association to effectively implement the Healthy for Life® community nutrition program. A summary report will also be required at the conclusion of the grant. 


  • August 20, 2021 - Grant application are due (NEAFCS reserves the right to extend the deadline and timeline as necessary and will publicize any extensions to members via electronic communication).
  • September 30, 2021 - Grant award notifications will be sent
  • October 2021 - Sub-grantees will participate in an orientation to provide an overview of grant deliverables, program overview, evaluation tools and instructions.
  • November 2021 - April 2022 - Program Implementation

Important Reminders:

  • NEAFCS will communicate directly with you regarding all grant details.
  • Do not submit a grant for someone else under your login.  

Who is eligible?

  • Any member in good standing in 2021. 

Grant Overview, Application & Scoring: 

Please email [email protected] with any questions. 

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Statement of Relationship: The National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences is proud to support the Healthy for Life® community nutrition program, an initiative led by Aramark and the American Heart Association. Healthy for Life® is registered trademark of Aramark. 

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