PA NAP SACC Mini-Grants Available for Licensed Providers

The Pennsylvania Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care (PA NAP SACC) will issue mini-grants to licensed child care providers to support and enhance nutrition and physical activity practices at child care programs.


The 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.

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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. 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.

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 - August 27, 2019

  • Notification of Acceptance - September 12, 2019

  • Orientation and kick-off - October 2019

  • Implementation October 2019 - June 2020

  • Reflection and wrap up - 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
717.248.4942 x 112