Sequoia Healthcare District’s Healthy Schools Initiative supports school wellness within the paradigm of the Coordinated School Health Model and provides major financial support to pre-K through grade 12 public schools located within our geographic boundaries. Key health areas include:
- Mental/ behavioral health (includes social/emotional)
- Physical education and physical activity
- Nutrition services/nutrition education
- Health education
- Community and family engagement
- Staff wellness
- Health and safety/healthy school environment
Among these health areas, we have identified mental health (physiological, social, and emotional), physical education and physical activity, and nutrition services and nutrition education as high priority health issues.
Sequoia Healthcare District’s Healthy School’s Initiative Grants Program seeks qualified agencies to provide school-based health services during the school day to help achieve the above outcomes.
Grant Cycle and Information
Our grant cycle is July 1—June 30 of each year.
Grant Application Process
If you have a program you feel can impact the desired goals and objectives of the Healthy Schools Initiative, we encourage you to attend one of our information sessions on January 9th, 2018 from 9:30-10:30 or January 11th from 3:30-4:30 (register here) and complete a letter of intent online on February 15, 2018 by 5 p.m.. Late applications will not be accepted; no exceptions. You will be notified by email if you make it to the next round. If so, you will be invited to complete an application online which will be due March 29, 2018 by 5 p.m.
REPORTS: Grantees are expected to complete two reports per year: a mid-year report due in January and a final report due in June. Mid-year reports are used to determine if programs are meeting expectations and whether grantees will receive their second grant checks. Mid-year reports are due on January 18, 2019. Final reports are due June 27, 2019.
SHD staff complete 1-2 site visits per year to observe the program and discuss program status with appropriate personnel.
Applied Survey Research (ASR) conducted an evaluation workshop for grantees to help improve tracking and outcome reporting.
Grantees are expected to communicate information about their programs to the HSI website and social media, including progress, successes, and evaluation outcomes.
Contact: Jenny Bratton, email
525 Veterans Boulevard, Redwood City, CA 94063 Office: 650 421-2155 x 207