Indiana University Health (IU Health) has unveiled the "Strong Schools" grant program to fight childhood obesity across Indiana. These grants provide money to help incorporate at least 30 minutes of physical activity into the school day.
22 "IU Health Strong Schools" grants will be awarded to elementary schools across the state. There are three grant options:
- Strong Schools Grants, $1,000 each, focused on student activity (18 available) – BEST FIT: Any program
- Stronger Schools Grants, $1,500 each, focused on student and staff activity (2 available) – BEST FIT: Recess Implemenation
- Strongest Schools Grants, $3,000 each, focused on student, staff and community activity (2 available) – BEST FIT: Recess 360
IU Health is working with Action for Healthy Kids to offer these grants for new programs in the 2014-2015 school year. Playworks' professional development programs and direct service programs are a perfect fit for this funding. In IU Health's recent press release about the "Strong Schools" grants, Playworks was highlighted an IU Health supported program that will help fight childhood obesity in Indiana.
DEADLINE: May 2, 2014
RESOURCES FOR APPLICANTS:
- Playworks overview with application-ready language
- Professional Development evaluation
- Direct Service evaluation from Mathematica Policy Research and Stanford University
- Playworks Annual Survey
“Ensuring a student’s good health can improve attendance and educational achievement. By leveraging our expertise in health and wellness, IU Health Strong Schools will support Indiana schools in improving the health of their students, staff and communities.” – Ron Stiver, Senior Vice President of Engagement and Public Affairs for IU Health