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Putting Money Where the Activity Is

 

 

Live in Illinois, New Jersey, Tennessee or Virginia? Your local school could be eligible for grants provided by Project Fit America (PFA) to help fund cardiovascular health and physical fitness programs.
 
PFA is a national nonprofit organization that works at the grassroots level to provide money for curriculum that is designed to get children active and moving during the school day. Along with funding the programs, PFA provides schools with fitness equipment, lesson plans, teacher training and two years of implementation support.
 
Schools can apply for grants in selected cities in Illinois, Tennessee and Virginia though May 4, and applications for cities in Kentucky will be accepted through May 11. Click here for a full list of the cities that qualify for the grants
 
For information on how to apply for the PFA grants, contact executive director Stacey Cook or email info@projectfitamerica.org.
 
Don’t forget: Our friends at Child Obesity 180 (CO180) also are giving away money to worthy school programs or technology innovators who are working to get children active. CO180’s Active Schools Acceleration Program (ASAP) will award $500,000 worth of grants, with individual prizes of up to $100,000. Act fast, however: The deadline to apply is April 2.
 
Click here to find out more information about ASAP and to submit your application.