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- Win a Scholarship for the Be Healthy Georgia Festival
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- Register Today for School Wellness Summits
- Power Up for 30 at Sope Creek Elementary School
- PE teacher breaks world records to help keep kids active
- Schools find a way to boost exercise
- Georgia SHAPE Partners Launch 2013 Health IT Student Innovation Award Contest
- Chicopee Woods students get kick out of fitness
- Outdoor Workout Zones Bring Fitness to Atlanta Parks
- Schools Recognized For Physical Fitness Innovation
- Georgia SHAPE Travels to New Mexico
- $88,000 to Fight Childhood Obesity
- Braves Foundation Offers Grants to Fund Kids’ Programs
- Coca-Cola Awards $1 Million to Georgia SHAPE
- Get Active with a Free Trip to Zoo Atlanta
- Carrollton City Schools recognized for healthy lunches
- Sope Creek shows off fitness program
- Gov. launches initiative to improve child fitness
- Georgia SHAPE initiative partnerships, support grow
- Running clubs help promote student fitness
- Get fit with ParkPass library loan program
- C.J. the Workout Kid exercises with Anderson Cooper
- Mayors sign on to support SHAPE
- Professor awarded $2.5 million for obesity study
- Groups donate $46,000 in fitness equipment
- Students, Kroc Center partners for obesity intervention
- Strong4Life website relaunched
- Falcons visit to salute school for earning gold medal in SHAPE
- 5 Million Meals Campaign Brings Food to Students
- $87K Awarded to Fight Childhood Obesity
- Annie's School Garden Grants
- Girl Loses 65 Pounds in Fight Against Childhood Obesity
- Social media may help fight childhood obesity
- Childhood Obesity in Ga.’s Early Education Programs Targeted
- Georgia Schools Selected for 2013 Nutrition Program
- Getting Children to Eat Healthy
- Commissioner Details SHAPE’s Fight against Obesity
- Falcons Youth Foundation to Increase Healthy Foods
- Falcons Youth Foundation Pledges Funds for Fitness
- $1,000 for 1,000 Schools
- Youth Fitness Campaign Comes to Georgia
- Announcing 2013 Georgia SHAPE School Grants
- DPH, DOE Encourage Schools to Power Up for 30
- Georgia SHAPE Grants
Learn how your school can win a grant
School Physical Activity and Nutrition Grants (Round III) (Hurry and apply now, deadline is fast approaching!)
The Georgia Departmnet of Public Health in partnership with Georgia SHAPE is providing grant funding and technical assistance to schools to improve student fitness based on the results of the FITNESSGRAM© assessment or to address the nutritional requirements of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. The SHAPE School Grant Program will provide planning grants in the amount of $3,000.00 to selected schools.
NFL Foundation Grassroots Grant
The NFL Foundation Grassroots Program is a partnership of the NFL Foundation, which provides funding for the Program, and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), which provides technical assistance and manages the Program. The goal of the Program is to provide non-profit, neighborhood-based organizations with financial and technical assistance to improve the quality, safety, and accessibility of local football fields. The NFL Foundation Grassroots Program provides grants of up to $200,000 for capital improvement projects.
Actions for Healthy Kids (AFHK) is now Accepting Healthy School Hero Award Nominations
Action for Healthy Kids (AFHK) strives to engage diverse organizations, leaders and volunteers in actions that foster sound nutrition and good physical activity in children, youth and schools. The AFHK Healthy School Hero Award is our grassroots volunteer recognition program that recognizes individuals for their outstanding volunteerism, dedication and passion in helping schools become healthier places for America’s kids. Healthy School Hero awards are given based on the individual’s exceptional dedication and service towards the vision, mission, and goals of Action for Healthy Kids through work in their school community.
Click here for more information.
KaBOOM! Accepting Applications for Community Playground Construction Grants
KaBOOM!, in partnership with Dr. Pepper Snapple, is accepting applications for grants to be used toward the purchase of playground equipment.
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Help Bring a School Garden to Life!
The Whole Kids Foundation will soon be accepting Garden Grant applications! The Whole Kids Foundation created the School Garden Grant program in partnership with FoodCorps to fund school gardens and related activities. Garden Grants for the 2013-2014 school year will be accepted from September 1- October 31, 2013, and recipients will be announced in the spring of 2014.
Don't have any outdoor space for a garden? Don't let that prevent you from applying! The Whole Kids Foundation has helped schools build gardens indoors, outdoors, in the school yard, even on the wall! Learn more about School Gardens here and apply soon!
KaBOOM! Offers Let's Play Maintenance Grants for Playground Maintenance
Let's Play Maintenance grants are designed to reward communities that have worked on the upkeep of their playspaces since their playground was built. Communities must demonstrate that they have maintained their playspace and have led an improvement project in the last sixty days.
Selected communities will receive $750 to further enhance or improve their playspace. Gift cards also can be used to refill the playground's wood fiber playground surfacing.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, although the priority deadline is August 31, 2013.
Visit the KaBOOM! Web site for complete program guidelines and application requirements.
Contact: Complete RFP
Good Sports is offering grants for Equipment!
Good Sports helps to lay the foundation for healthy, active lifestyles by providing athletic equipment, footwear, and apparel to disadvantaged young people nationwide.
Youth sports programs have faced severe budget cuts in most geographies and many organizations respond by shifting the costs to families in the form of higher fees. In some communities, this can effectively exclude disadvantaged children from joining teams. (Over 60% of suburban youth participate in sports leagues compared to just 20% of urban youth.)
By partnering with sporting goods manufacturers, Good Sports is able to provide equipment, apparel, and footwear to programs in need. This lowers their costs which helps them keep fees affordable, create more scholarships, enhance the quality of their activities, and introduce new sports into their schools or organizations.
Good Sports wants to help kids in need stay active! If you or your team is in need of equipment, Good Sports may be able to help. Visit the Good Sports website to apply today!
Do Something is offering Seed Grants to help young people just like you put your ideas into action!
Are you working to start a community action project or program? Do you need money to put your ideas into action? If you answered, "YES!", you are eligible to apply for a DoSomething Seed Grant! Do Something will give out a $500 DoSomething seed grant every week to help young people just like YOU!
These grants can be used towards project ideas and programs that are just getting started, or to jump-start your program and realize your ideas for the first time. These grants can also be used towards projects that are already developed and sustainable, towards the next steps of your project and organization to help you as you look to expand your project and grow your impact. Visit the DoSomething website and apply today!
Falcons Open Nominations for 2013 Coach of the Week!
The Atlanta Falcons are now accepting nominations for the 2013 Coach of the Week and Captain in the Community grant programs. The information below provides a brief description on each of these programs.
- September 2 - November 18, 2013 | Coach of the Week presented by Russell Athletic As part of the Coach of the Week presented by Russell Athletics program, The NFL and the Atlanta Falcons will recognize twelve (12) head high school varsity football coaches around the State of Georgia for their hard work and dedication to making a difference in student-athletes lives on and off the field. Beginning early September through mid-November, each winner will receive a plaque signed by Head Coach Mike Smith and a $1,000 grant from the NFL's Youth Football Fund to help his school maintain and upgrade its football program. Nomination forms are now available at atlantafalcons.com/coach.
- September 9 - November 11, 2013 | Captain in the Community presented by Russell Athletic The Atlanta Falcons will recognize outstanding varsity high school football student-athletes around the State of Georgia that demonstrate strong leadership skills both on and off the field. The program encourages student-athletes to continue to be leaders in their communities. Ten winners will be selected and their school will receive a $1,000 grant in the student-athlete's name to support future community initiatives. Nomination forms are now available at atlantafalcons.com/captaininthecommunity.
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