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Shade Structure Program Grant

Grants to USA Schools, Parks, and Nonprofits
to Increase the Safety of Outdoor Play Spaces

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)

Deadline Date:

12/31/20

Description:

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Grants to USA daycares, schools, parks, and nonprofit organizations serving children and youth for projects that increase the safety of outdoor play spaces. Funding may be used for the cost of materials and installation of shade structures. Grantees will also receive a permanent sign to be placed near the shade structure featuring sun-safety tips.

The American Academy of Dermatology's (AAD) Shade Structure Program awards funds to schools, day-cares, parks, and other non-profit organizations for installing permanent shade structures where children learn and play. Examples of outdoor locations that are eligible for grant funds can include, but are not limited to playgrounds, pool decks, ball field dugouts, eating areas, etc.

For Shade Structure Criteria, see https://assets.ctfassets.net/1ny4yoiyrqia/7fj8fA7fcU1KT6IyWyt7aJ/a2d9fc6ea2423d96a253697378b62465/shade-structure-program-guideline-booklet.pdf#page=5.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 163815

Estimated Size of Grant:

Each shade structure award is a maximum of $8,000.

Term of Contract:

Shade structure installations must be completed by November 30.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be considered, applicants must:
- Be a non-profit organization, school, daycare, or city park.
- Primarily provide services for children under the age of 18.
- Demonstrate an ongoing commitment to sun-safety/skin cancer awareness.
- Sun-safety/skin cancer awareness program must be in place for at least one year prior to application.
- Be recommended by an AAD member dermatologist

Pre-Application Information:

The application will be available from October 1 - December 31. Awards are made in March.

Applicants must submit a letter of recommendation with their online application from an AAD member dermatologist. Locate an AAD member dermatologist by using the Find a Dermatologist tool at http://www.aad.org/find-a-derm.

Please note: Permits are sometimes required for shade builds and can take up to 30 days to obtain. The AAD does not require to have permits on file, but suggests securing permits as early as possible, if needed, in order to meet our deadline.

Good Skin Knowledge Curriculum: https://www.aad.org/public/parents-kids/lesson-plans

FAQs: https://www.aad.org/public/public-health/shade-structure-grants/shade-structure-grant-faqs

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Application: https://aad.secure-platform.com/a/solicitations/1167/home

If you have additional questions, please email shadestructure@aad.org.

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