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Dear Friend, 


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced the Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) grant program is now open. Since 1999, REACH has worked with more than 180 communities to create environments that make healthy choices easier for residents. 


The REACH program seeks to remove barriers to health linked to race or ethnicity, education, income, location, or other social factors and aims to improve health among racial and ethnic populations with the highest risk of chronic diseases.


Program participants would plan and implement local, culturally appropriate activities that would: 

  • Improve nutrition by promoting nutrition standards and using fruit and vegetable incentive and produce prescription programs.
  • Increase physical activity through community design.
  • Work in one of these areas: breastfeeding continuity of care; nutrition, physical activity, and breastfeeding in early care and education; family healthy weight programs; or commercial tobacco prevention and control.

Eligible applicants include state governments, county governments, small businesses, and nonprofits other than higher education institutions. Funding is for a five-year period. To find out if you are eligible and more details about this opportunity, go to: View Opportunity | GRANTS.GOV


The deadline to apply is Tuesday, April 11, 2023.


If you have any questions or concerns regarding the REACH program application process, contact Laura Kettel Khan at [email protected].


As always, my office is here to help. For additional assistance, please contact us at (718) 725-6000.


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Rep. Gregory W. Meeks

Member of Congress, NY-05

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