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  • findfundsblogger 3:13 pm on May 15, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    RFP to supply fresh fruit and veggies to B.C. classrooms 

    Hi Funds Fans!  This just in!!

    The British Columbia Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation (BCAITC) is requesting proposals from BC growers and processors of fresh cut products to supply fresh fruits and vegetables for the 2014-15 BC School Fruit and Vegetable Nutritional Program (BCSFVNP).

    Interested parties will be able to supply whole or fresh cut fruit or vegetable products to the Program. Products must be packed to order in new containers and ready to eat. We require that your farm, production or packing facility has an industry recognized food safety program in place that is third party audited by a recognized auditor. Proof of your third party audit is required to accompany your RFP submission.

    Proposals are due Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 ~ 4:00pm

    Interested suppliers are welcome to bid on any of the products noted below. We encourage all Suppliers to submit new ideas for consideration in the BCSFVNP that are not listed.

    Apples (Whole or Sliced) Mandarin Oranges
    Peppers, baby bells, mini Cucumbers (Baby, Cocktail, Mini)
    Blueberries Pears (Asian, Bartlett, Bosc, Anjou)
    Carrots (Baby Peeled) Plums
    Tomatoes (Grape, Strawberry, Cherry, Yellow, Other?) Snap Peas
    Peaches, Nectarines Grapes
    Kiwifruit Celery (Sliced)
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  • findfundsblogger 9:11 am on May 15, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Attn: Health and Social Development practitioners – $50,000 for intervention strategies 

    Intervention funding

    Hi Funds Fans!  If you work with children, please share this post far and wide.

    Data for Life Prize invites applicants to submit a successful but under-recognized life-saving intervention for children under five that deserves more rigorous study. Two winners will receive $50,000 each to fund meticulous, independent, year-long field studies of their chosen intervention.  Deadline: June 18th, 2014.

    Who can apply?
    Anyone – any organization or person can apply. The Prize is open to anyone who is in a position to save children’s lives but lacks the means to quantitatively assess the impact of their work. Practitioners fighting to reduce child mortality as well as researchers in this area are encouraged to apply for the Data for Life Prize.

    The goal of the Data For Life Prize is to save as many children’s lives as possible by identifying and strengthening under-recognized life-saving interventions that are highly impactful, scalable, and cost-effective, but currently lack scientific evidence of their impact. Accordingly, the winning applicants will propose studies that will yield previously unavailable proof demonstrating the efficacy of programs that deserve much greater support. By securing this proof, these programs will be empowered to save more lives.

    The Data For Life prize funds are intended to secure valuable pieces of scientific evidence that will save children’s lives. Prize funds may be spent on a combination of collecting field data where a life-saving intervention is deployed, the deployment of the intervention itself, or the capacity and personnel needed to deploy the intervention. The goal is to obtain the best evidence possible with the funds available.

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    Don’t forget to check the May Deadline Alert for more great opportunities!

     
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