Project Information

Seeking Licensed Child Care Providers for PA NAP SACC Mini-grant Project!

You’re entrusted by families with the care and well-being of their children.  That puts you in the position to make a pivotal difference in their lives by helping them form positive nutrition and physical activity habits while in your care.  The Pennsylvania  Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care (PA NAP SACC) program is a continuous quality improvement process focused on nutrition and physical activity practices and policies within early care and education settings.  The program utilizes Go NAP SACC, an on-line, evidence-based tool, to guide you through self-assessment, action planning, implementation, policy development, re-self-assessment and reflection.  The process empowers program leadership and includes individualized technical assistance to increase knowledge and improve quality of practice and policy.  A limited number of programs will receive on‐site, targeted technical assistance from a Child Care Health Consultant (CCHC) at no cost to the site. The CCHC will review current practices and policies, assist with developing sustainable policies, and offer guidance for continuous quality improvement. 

Beyond the reward of making a difference in the health of the children in your care, those who participate and complete project requirements will also receive a $500 mini-grant to support their action steps and enhance their nutrition and physical activity practices and policies. For STAR 3 and 4 programs, and STAR 2 programs moving to STAR 3, participation in all components of the PA NAP SACC program satisfies the performance standards and/or bonus point requirements related to utilizing a health care consultant to establish and maintain health policies above those required by certification as well as participating in an organized effort to promote nutritional health for children.

The PA NAP SACC Mini-grant Project will follow the timeline below:

Applications due by August 27, 2019
Notification of Acceptance - September 12, 2019
Orientation and kick-off in October 2019
Have 8-9 months to implement!
Reflection and wrap up in June 2020

Technical support and policy consultation will be available to all participating programs. 

If you are interested in participating, please complete and submit the electronic application. If you have questions or require additional information, please contact Lori McMonigal, Coordinator for Special Projects - Tuscarora Intermediate Unit, at 717-248-4942 x 112 or

Funding is provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Health through the "State Physical Activity and Nutrition" federal grant and "Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant" from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Department of Health and Human Services.

Applications must be submitted by August 27, 2019.