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Released: December 4th, 2019
Deadline for Submissions: 5:00 PM CT, December 23, 2019

The Chicago Park District Wellness Department is seeking applications from Chicago parks that will have summer camp programming in the summer of 2020, to be a part of Chicago-Activating Neighborhood Environments for Health and Wellness (ANEHW), funded by the Kohl’s Cares® Foundation. This project is managed by CLOCC in partnership with the Chicago Park District Wellness Department. The project goal is to improve healthy and active living through educational and environmental interventions in three Chicago neighborhoods.

One of the project strategies of Chicago ANEHW is a collaboration between the Chicago Park District (CPD) and CLOCC to integrate CLOCC’s 5-4-3-2-1 Go!® message into CPD summer day camp activities through a program called CampWell. CampWell is a health and wellness curriculum, developed by the CPD wellness team and CLOCC. CampWell gives summer campers additional opportunities for nutrition education, hands on cooking demonstrations, STEM activities, meditation, and physical activity. The Chicago Park District CampWell facilitator will support the integration of CampWell at three local parks across the city.

All park applications will be scored according to the rubric outlined in the RFA description. Extra points will be given to parks that apply in partnership with a local community based non-profit organization (CBO) that will assist in the implementation of the other four strategies of Chicago ANEHW (described here). Parks that are selected that do not have a specific CBO partner in mind will be expected to collaborate with a CBO identified by CLOCC and/or the Wellness Department.  Parks will have an opportunity to list potential partners in the application, even if they are not formalized at the time of the application submission.

All applications and required documents must be submitted electronically to CLOCC at info@clocc.net by 5:00 PM CT on December 23, 2019. No late applications will be accepted for any reason. The applicant is solely responsible for submitting a complete and timely application. Review process is expected to take 2 weeks.  Parks can expect a decision in early January; however, we reserve the right to extend the review deadline based on the number of applications received.

For any questions related to this RFA, please email info@clocc.net