Oklahoma City Mayor and former USCM President Mick Cornett, announcing the launch of the 2017 awards competition. (Photo Credit: The United States Conference of Mayors)
The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM), in partnership with the American Beverage Foundation for a Healthy America (ABFHA), have launched the Childhood Obesity Prevention Grants Program. Annually, six cities share a total of $445,000 in grant awards, to support both new and existing programs initiated by USCM member mayors that address the childhood obesity epidemic in America’s cities.
Awards are made in three categories – small, medium and large city.
- Small City (Population less than 75,000) – 2nd Place $25,000; 1st Place $100,000
- Medium City (Population between 75,000 and 250,000) – 2nd Place $25,000; 1st Place $120,000
- Large City (Population greater than 250,000) – 2nd Place $25,000; 1st Place $150,000
1st Place Winner, Large City
Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller: View
1st Place Winner, Medium City
Augusta (GA) Mayor Hardie Davis, Jr.: View
1st Place Winner, Small City
Oakland Park Mayor Matthew Sparks: View