Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Grant Opportunity

The Healthy South Carolina Initiative (HSCI), a partnership formed by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Eat Smart Move More South Carolina, the Medical University of South Carolina, and the South Carolina Tobacco Collaborative, announces the availability of approximately $1.25 million in funds to help fight chronic diseases in South Carolina.

Who Should Apply:
South Carolina coalitions, groups and service organizations that support the goal of the HSCI are eligible to apply.  Eligible applicants include, but are not limited to:

1. Non-Profits
2. Youth Groups
3. Schools
4. Civic Associations
5. Service Clubs
6. Health Care Organizations
7. Faith-Based Organizations
8. Parent Groups
9. Neighborhood Associations
10. Local Community Coalitions

How to Apply:
For eligibility requirements, the Request for Proposal and more information visit:

Applications are due no later than 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday April 10, 2012.

For questions of more information about this Healthy South Carolina Community funding opportunity please contact Barbara Grice at 803.898.0121.

Monday, March 19, 2012

SC Farm to School Photo Contest

The South Carolina Farm to School program is sponsoring a school garden photo contest.

Participation Guidelines

1. One photo per school may be submitted ELECTRONICALLY in each of the following categories:
            a. Students on the Farm
            b. Students in the Garden
            c. What Farm to School Means to Me

2. Photos must be submitted electronically in jpeg files to your Clemson Regional Coordinators.
           a. Lowcountry- Lynn Adcox (
           b. Midlands- Karen Franklin (
           c. Upstate- Yenory Hernandez (

3. Photos must be received by May 1, 2012 in order to be considered for the photo contest.

4. One winner in each category, per region, will be selected. Winners will be announced on May 15, 2012 and received recognition and a special award.

Any questions, please contact Holly Harring ( We look forward to receiving your pictures and getting a glimpse of all the great Farm to School efforts going on in South Carolina!