Check out the following grant opportunities to see if your school qualifies.
Fuel Up to Play 60 - National Dairy Council and the National Football League
Funding is available to K-12 schools enrolled in Fuel Up to Play 60. The competitive, nationwide funding program can help your school jumpstart and sustain healthy nutrition and physical activity improvements. Funds can be used to conduct in-school promotions focused on creating a healthier school and to implement Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Plays. Funds can also be used for professional development, nutrition education materials, and physical education equipment & materials. Applications will be available in the spring. Award Amount: $4,000. Applications open August 23, 2017 and close November 1, 2017. Find More Information here.
US School Garden Grant - Whole Kids Foundation
Created in partnership with Food Corps, the School Garden Grant program provides a $2,000 monetary grant to support an edible educational garden on the grounds of a K-12 school. Schools, or a non-profit organization working in partnership with a school, may apply. Eligible expenses include labor, tools, curriculum materials, planting materials, etc. Award Amount: $2,000 . Applications open September 1, 2017 and close October 31, 2017. Find More Information here
SPARK has some new nutrition and physical activity grants. Some are national grants while others are state specific. To see what is available in NH view the "SPARK Grant Finder." This easy to use tool will show you grants available in your area. The SPARK Grant-Finder Tool helps you locate funding for your Physical Education, After School, Early Childhood, Classroom Activity, or Coordinated School Health program. Grants can be used for curriculum, teacher training, or equipment.
Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools
Let's Move Salad Bars to Schools (LMSB2S) awards salad bar packages to help school districts expand their commitment to serving fresh fruits and vegetables. Schools use the grants to implement salad bars as part of their daily meal programs. As a managing partner of LMSB2S, The Chef Ann Foundation (CAF) helps school districts through the application, fundraising, and fulfillment processes. They also provide planning and implementation resources for Salad Bars at The Lunch Box. For more information on eligibility and to access the grant application, visit the Salad Bars to Schools program page.
Target Fund - Target & Donors Choose
Target is giving up to $5 million this school year to schools everywhere in America in an initiative to promote health and activity for kids in their learning environment. Target is thrilled to invite public school students, grades K-12, to think up and develop projects that will help them to live healthier and more active lives, at school and beyond. Get started here.
Action for Healthy Kids – School Grants
Schools need resources to implement health and wellness practices that help students eat better and be physically active. Action for Healthy Kids has provided $6.6 million in grants to schools since 2009. They can help your school health team achieve its goal to make every kid healthy and ready to learn. Fall cycle applications are now being accepted until September 16 for the 2017-2018 school year Go to actionforhealthykids.org/tools-for-schools/apply-for-grants