Resources under grants
Action for Healthy Kids Grants
Action for Healthy Kids believes schools need resources to implement Eat Better and Move More health and wellness practices. Check their site often for current grant opportunities.
Building Healthy Communities
Building Healthy Communities (BHC) was founded by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan to fight childhood obesity and lead children to a healthier future. BHC is an evidence-based, comprehensive initiative that fights childhood obesity by surrounding children and families with healthy eating and physical activity. Its wide-ranging approach includes:
- Educating students through classroom lessons and curriculum
- Providing a healthy, supportive environment that makes the healthy choice the easy choice
- Encouraging students to practice lessons learned in the classroom
- Increasing access to physical activity opportunities
- Increasing access to healthy, nutrient-rich food and beverages
Full eligibility information, program descriptions and application information are located on their website. Applications are released annually in January.
Available at: www.bcbsm.com/buildhealth.
Fuel Up to Play 60 Grants
Are you looking for funding opportunities to improve the healthy eating and physical activity opportunities in your school? Up to $4,000 per year is available to qualified K-12 schools enrolled in Fuel Up to Play 60 to kick start healthy changes.
- The next application will open this spring.
- The next deadline to apply is June.
Available at: https://school.fueluptoplay60.com/funds/introduction.php
SNAP-Ed Funding Through The Michigan Fitness Foundation
The Michigan Fitness Foundation facilitates the implementation of effective, high-quality nutrition education, and physical activity promotion targeting people eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Through a competitive proposal process, Partners throughout Michigan are selected annually to implement SNAP-Education (SNAP-Ed) programming.
Note: Most qualifying local school districts participate in SNAP-Ed via regional non-government organization or an ISD/ESA.
Available at: http://www.michigannutritionnetwork.org/how-to-apply