Request for Proposals: $20,000 Grant
Deadline to apply: Friday, May 20, 2022
The Healthy Babies Initiative, a partnership of Healthy Babies Bright Futures (HBBF) and the Mayors Innovation Project (MIP), builds on HBBF’s experience with 30 U.S. cities working to protect babies’ health. Through this experience, we’ve identified five evidence-based strategies that cities can use to equitably reduce neurotoxic exposures with resilience co-benefits.
We invite concise proposals from US cities to apply for a $20,000 grant (with minimal reporting) for projects that aim to replicate, in a tailored fashion, one of the five projects defined below. Each project must equitably reduce air pollution, lead, or other neurotoxic exposures that harm children’s brain development, have resilience co-benefits, and leverage bipartisan infrastructure law (BIL) funds when possible.
1. Healthier Public Housing and Spaces
2. Cleaner Air
3. Lead Mitigation (wrap around LSLR and/or energy efficiency + lead abatement)
4. Increased—mostly organic—Food Access
5. Environmentally Preferable Purchasing
We invite concise proposals from US cities to apply for a $20,000 grant for projects that aim to replicate, in a tailored fashion, one of the five projects.