An initiative of The N.C. Center for Health & Wellness at UNC Asheville

Funding Opportunity: Walk With Ease

OAAA Mini-Grants to Support Delivery of Walk With Ease Program

Request for Applications – Grant application process closes October 16th, 2017

   The Osteoarthritis Action Alliance (OAAA) is pleased to release a Request for Applications for the WALK WITH EASE EXPANSION GRANTS.  Funding support for this effort is provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Arthritis Project.

OAAA is conducting this mini-grant initiative to support expanded dissemination and delivery of the evidence-based, cost effective, and arthritis-appropriate Walk With Ease (WWE) programs (instructor-led group and self-led individual). Over the next 5 years, we will extend WWE by reaching a minimum of 25 states that will embed the delivery of the programs and develop models for sustainability and ongoing funding.

This year, OAAA anticipates awarding up to 12 grants for up to $5,000 each, with a project period of up to one year. Funds may be used for instructor training fees, purchase of workbooks, printing of marketing materials (e.g., brochures, posters), pedometers and for administrative costs (staff support at no more than 20% time) in managing the mini-grant project. Grantees in the 2017 cycle are NOT eligible.

Key Deadlines:

Email of Intent due: August 15, 2017 at 11:59 PM ET (REQUIRED)
Applications due: October 16, 2017 at 11:59 PM ET. This year applications will be completed online.

Learn More and Apply       Application Request (PDF)       Application Request (Word)

Informational Webinar: July 19, 2017, 12:00PM ET

Don’t forget to register and attend our upcoming webinar! 

Members of the OAAA staff team, Dr. Mary Altpeter and Serena Weisner, will host a live webinar to provide a brief overview of the Walk With Ease program and requirements, followed by guidance on the online application process including the grant goals, budget, and more related to this funding opportunity. This webinar will be archived and available on the OAAA website.

The webinar is FREE; please follow this link to learn more and register.

The Healthy Aging NC resource center would like to offer support to NC-based organizations that wish to apply.   In particular, we can help with data collection, reporting, and class recruitment (via online registration).