Grants and Resources
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Grant Opportunities for Child Care Providers
The American Academy of Dermatology's (Academy) shade structure grant program awards grants to public schools and non-profit organizations for installing permanent shade structures for outdoor locations that are not protected from the sun, such as playgrounds, pools or recreation spaces. Each shade structure grant is valued up to $8,000, which includes the cost for a shade structure and installation. In addition to the grant, the Academy also provides a permanent sign near the shade structure. The AAD receives support for this program from its members.”
There are other eligibility requirements such as programs need to be a 501c3, and serving children under the age of 18 years; the program has to have a demonstrated program that addresses sun safety that has been in place for one year. To learn more http://www.aad.org/skin-care-and-safety/skin-cancer-prevention/shade-structure.