ASAP awarding grants to help schools get kids moving
ASAP, the Active Schools Acceleration Project, is awarding grants of $1,000 to 1,000 schools across the U.S., aiming to give them what they need to kick start a physical activity program for their students during the 2013-14 school year.
The grants can be used to launch one of three physical activity programs – the 100 Mile Club, a program that challenges elementary schools to run or walk 100 miles over a school year; BOKS, a fun morning physical activity program; or Just Move, a classroom-based program designed to get kids up and active right at their desks.
Any public, private, charter or parochial elementary school in the U.S. can apply for a grant. Each applicant school must identify a “champion” who will take the lead on launching and implementing the school’s program. Each champion will also need to identify two supporters who will assist with the school’s program throughout the year.
Grant applications are due April 22, and winners will be announced this spring. To learn more and to apply, visit the ASAP website.