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active-schools-logo3Some grant funding opportunities are currently available for schools to encourage healthy eating and physical activity. These grant funding sources are encouraging students to lead a more active lifestyle and make healthier choices for life.

PHIT America GO! Grants (K-6)

GO! Grants are $1,000 -$5,000 grants to spark and sustain physical activity programs. The funds may be used for equipment, facilities, professional development and programs. Schools can propose an idea of their own or choose one of many successful low-cost programs. Deadline: June 1.

Fuel Up to Play 60 (K-12)

Up to $4,000 is available from Funds for Fuel Up to Play 60! Select one Healthy Eating Play and one Physical Activity Play from the 2016-17 Playbook to apply. Schools that indicate enrollment in Let’s Move! Active Schools on their application will receive added consideration. Deadline: June 15.

Explore additional school physical activity funding resources at

Let’s Move Active Schools