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Grants to USA K‐12 Schools for Programs that
Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity

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Grants ranging from $300 to $4,000 to USA K‐12 schools for activities that will lead to lasting healthy changes in the school. Funding is intended to engage students in fun programs that promote healthy eating and physical activity. Eligible uses of funds include nutrition education materials, kickoff and promotional activities, and staff stipends, including both internal staff and outside professionals such as trainers and speakers.

Program requirements:
- Applicants must select one Healthy Eating Play and one Physical Activity Play.
- All applications must contain both Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Plans.
- Fuel Up to Play 60 monies and equipment,goods, and services are meant to fund and stimulate activities that lead to lasting change within the school environment.

Please note that technology requests must be supported by a strong case that it is central or essential to the proposed program.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176702

Estimated Size of Grant:

Schools are encouraged to request only the amount of money they will need, from a minimum of $300 up to a maximum of $4,000.

Term of Contract:

Schools awarded funding will implement their funding in the 2019-2020 schools year. The funding should be exhausted by the end of that school year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible schools and applications:
- Schools must be enrolled in Fuel Up to Play 60 for the school year. Join the program at:
- Schools must participate in the National School Lunch Program
- Schools must have a Program Advisor signed up
- You may start the application before a Program Advisor is designated, but in order to submit your application, your school must have a Program Advisor signed up. You can sign up to be a Program Advisor directly on the online application or on your Fuel Up to Play 60 Dashboard.
- Schools are eligible to apply for Fuel Up to Play 60 Funds even if they have received other Fuel Up to Play 60 monies in previous years (from Dairy Council, NFL, or other program supporters); however the current application must include a plan for activities that are different from and/or build upon past funded initiatives, applications that duplicate your school’s funded Fuel Up to Play 60 activities from previous years will not be funded and your school must have submitted all required reporting in order to receive additional funding.
- Schools are eligible to apply even if they have received other funding to support health, physical activity, and wellness at their school.

Ineligible requests:
- Funding requests may only be submitted by schools, not individuals.
- Funding may not be used to purchase equipment for organized sports teams.
- Funding may not be used on food sold at school to students, or to subsidize food or the cost of meals served to students in the school meal programs.

Funds recipient will not use Fuel Up to Play 60 Funds to:
- Influence legislation
- Influence the outcome of any public election or to carry on, directly or indirectly, any voter registration drive
- Make any grant to any other individual or organization
- Undertake any activity other than for charitable, scientific, or educational purposes

Further information and individual funding amounts and limits can be seen in the Eligibility and Guidelines document below.

Pre-Application Information:

The first step of the application process is to select one Healthy Eating Play and one Physical Activity Play from the 2018-2019 Playbook. The Playbook can be seen at:

There is one funding cycle per school year with the application typically opening in March and closing in April.
- Application Opens: Wednesday, March 6, 2019
- Application Closes: Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Notification of the funding decision will be within approximately eight weeks of the application deadline, and funds will be distributed shortly thereafter.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming