Open Solicitation: Knowledge Development and Exchange Component of the Healthy Living Program - Development of Physical Activity Tools and Resources for Intermediaries

This Invitation to Submit an Application (ISA) is now CLOSED
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Request for Applications

The Public Health Agency of Canada is committed to the promotion of physical activity as a means to maintain and improve the health of all Canadians. Recognizing the key role that health professionals and educators play in informing and supporting Canadians to become more physically active, the Public Health Agency of Canada is pleased to announce the launch of a solicitation to support the development of tools and resources to support these intermediaries in promoting physical activity as a way to help Canadians lead healthier lives.

Healthy living stakeholders are invited to submit a proposal for funding under the knowledge development and exchange component of the Healthy Living Program, which supports activities that contribute to policy objectives of the Integrated Strategy on Healthy Living and Chronic Disease.

This Invitation to Submit an Application responds to input received during PHAC’s recent consultations with provincial and territorial governments and national and regional stakeholders. Project proposals should draw from these consultation results, as well as recent research on physical activity and health and international and Canadian physical activity recommendations/guidelines.

It is anticipated that projects will begin in February 2012 and must be completed on or before March 31, 2013. 

Who Can Apply?

Eligible organizations will need to demonstrate, through the application process, that they have expertise in communicating with health professionals or educators as well as the capacity to deliver health-related messages in the form of tools and resources. Partnerships between organizations with complementary areas of expertise are strongly encouraged.

How to Apply

Applications must meet the objectives and criteria in the Guide for Applicants;proposals will be assessed as outlined in the Proposal Review Form.If you are interested in submitting an application, please contact to request a copy of the Guide for Applicants and the Proposal Review Form.

Proposals missing required information will be considered incomplete and will not be considered for funding. Proposals will be screened for completeness, eligibility, and program relevance. The budget will be assessed to determine whether the costs are appropriate for the project activities. Proposals will then undergo a quality assessment, which may include internal and/or external reviewers. To assess merit, this stage of the review process could include consultations with provincial/territorial officials and persons familiar with the particular issues.

How Much Funding is Available?

The maximum funding available per project is $200,000 over two fiscal years ($50,000 in 2011-12 and $150,000 in 2012-13).

Please note that funding decisions are subject to the review and recommendation of proposals by the Public Health Agency of Canada and the approval of the Minister of Health.  PHAC will not reimburse costs incurred prior to the signing of an agreement.

When is the Application Due?

Please note the deadline for submission of project proposals is October 12th, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. ET.

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