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construction; and to pay fees for training self-help group members in construction techniques or for other professional services needed.)

Types of Assistance: Project Grants.


Human Nutrition Information Service (10.375)

Human Nutrition Information Service (HNIS), Department of Agriculture.

Objectives: To provide information relative to research conducted by HNIS on food consumption, food composition, and nutrition education. To provide human nutrition information to government agencies with missions related to nutrition, private industry, consumers, and consumer groups.

Types of Assistance: Dissemination of Technical Information.

Health Services Research and Development--Grants (13.226)

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Public Health Service, Department of Health and Human Services.

Objectives: To support research, development, demonstration and evaluation activities designed to ensure that comprehensive and systematic efforts are made to develop new options for health services delivery and health policy, to test the assumptions on which current policies and delivery practices are based, and to develop the means for monitoring the performance of the health care system. Also to support research for the development of valid and useful information to communities which are implementing Emergency Medical Service Systems. As part of its broad legislative mandate, the National Center for Health Services Research supports research studies in the following categories of concern: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention; Service Delivery for the Disadvantaged; Health Care Cost and Expenditures; Health Insurance, Health Manpower; Planning Regulation; Technology and Computer Science Applications; Quality of Care; Emergency Medical Services; Long-Term Care; and Special Studies.

Types of Assistance: Project Grants.

Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (10.557)

Food and Nutrition Service, Department of Agriculture.

Objectives: To supply supplemental nutritious foods and nutrition education as an adjunct to good health care to low income participants identified to be at nutritional risk with respect to their physical and mental health by reason of inadequate nutrition or health care, or both. (Grants are made to State health or comparable agencies...in order to make supplemental foods available to pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to five years of age through local public or nonprofit private health or welfare agencies.)

Types of Assistance: Formula Grants.

Health Education

Nutrition Education and Training Program (10.564)

Food and Nutrition Service, Department of Agriculture.

Objectives: To encourage the dissemination of nutrition information to children participating or eligible to participate in the school lunch and related child nutrition programs. (Grants are made to State education agencies to provide for the nutritional training of educational and food service personnel, the food service management training of school food service personnel, and the conduct of nutrition education activities in schools and child care institutions.)

Types of Assistance: Formula Grants.


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