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Healthier Beverage Initiative in the Latino Community

The City of Minneapolis Health Department is releasing a request for proposals (RFP) for a Healthier Beverage Initiative. The Health Department will select an organization serving the Latino community to conduct public awareness activities and pursue practice changes in a variety of settings (e.g. events, institutions) to increase availability and promotion of healthy beverages. The goals of the initiative are to provide healthier beverage options, increase the intake of healthier beverage choices and, ultimately, to improve health. The full text of the RFP can be found here.

Grant proposals are due by Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 4:00 PM.

The Word document containing the RFP cover sheet, attachments, and budget template can be found here.


These resources highlight the burden of frequent sugary drink consumption in the Latino community:

1) Sugar Sweetened Beverages in the Latino Community Fact Sheet

2) Sugar Sweetened Beverages: Health Consequences and Disparities

3) The beverage industry is specifically targeting Latino children and youth by increasing their marketing efforts on Spanish-language television. Watch videos created by youth to illustrate the problem of sugary drinks in their families and community. 

4) Visit Salud America! Growing Healthy Change to learn more about sugary drinks in the Latino community, and read an issue brief titled "Sugary Drinks and Latino Kids" (also available in Spanish).

**This list may be updated throughout the month with additional resources.**

Questions and Answers from the July 30th Pre-proposal conference call - Questions received following this posting will be added to the bottom of this document as received, along with the answers. This document will be updated every Monday until August 18th.

"Blueprint Approved" Youth Violence Prevention Initiative Micro-Grant Program

***Organizations will receive notice by mail the week of August 4, 2014 about their submissions for the funding for the Blueprint Approved Micro-grant.***

Lead Hazard Reduction Grant

The Minneapolis Health Department currently is accepting grant applications to help fix lead hazards in the homes built before 1978.  The grant is available to owner occupied and rental properties.  The tenants must income qualify and a child under the age of 6 must be present.  The grant flyer outlines income qualifications and other details about the grant.

We are currently accepting applications for the grant.  The property owner should complete the attached application and submit it to Alex Vollmer via US Mail or email.

Alex Vollmer, Grant Manager
250 South 4th Street Room 414
Minneapolis MN 55415

Minneapolis Standard Agreement Contract Form (pdf)

To be added to our mailing list for notification of future grant funding, please send USPS mailing information to health@minneapolismn.gov

If you need this material in an alternative format please call Minneapolis Health Department at 612-673-2301 or email health@minneapolismn.gov. Deaf and hard-of-hearing persons may use a relay service to call 311 agents at 612-673-3000. TTY users may call 612-673-2157 or 612-673-2626.

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Last updated Aug 4, 2014