Resources & Grants

Everything you need to get your kids moving.

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Current Grant Opportunities

Find an Active Schools activation grant from a partner organization that is right for your school. Grant opportunities typically require a school to be enrolled in Active Schools or give enrolled schools added consideration.

Check back often as new opportunities are frequently added. 

  • The Specialized Foundation’s “Riding for Focus” Program Grant (Grades 6-8) Everything a school needs to get middle school students riding, including turkey physical education curriculum, comprehensive teacher training, and fleet of bike and safety equipment. More than just bikes and gear, Riding for Focus provides a combination of cycling, fitness, and academic performance while instilling a lifelong passion for cycling. Applications due by February 14.

  • Movement Academy’s Active Classroom Grant Program (Grades K-12) Bringing physical activity into the classroom can boost focus, short-term memory and executive function. This program supports SHAPE America’s standard 1 for physical education. The 3-5 minute videos use age appropriate exercises that students perform standing or sitting at their desks so older kids won’t feel embarrassed by dancing or silly movements. Public and private schools can apply for these 25 merit based grants worth $1,000 each. Applications due by February 15.

  • Math & Movement Professional Development Workshop and Materials Grant (K - 5) This grant enables 25 schools to host a 6 hour professional development training and materials valued at $4,697. Learn the six categories of “math-movements” and kinesthetic strategies for linking content areas with physical activity through 40 interactive learning stations. Applications accepted until 25 schools have been selected.

  • Action Based Learning’s Game Changer Grant (K-12) Grants of up to $10,000 to implement Action Based Learning, Kinesthetic Classrooms, or Teacher Training at your school. Proposals due by May 15.

  • Good Sports Equipment Grants (K-12) Good Sports equipment grants serve youth in economically disadvantaged areas of the country. Schools that indicate enrollment in Active Schools on their application receive added consideration. Rolling deadline.

These are private funding programs administered by the respective sponsors.

Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program (CSPAP)

Establishing healthy behaviors during childhood is easier and more effective than trying to change unhealthy behaviors during adulthood. Schools play a critical role in promoting health and helping children establish lifelong healthy behaviors. Research shows a link between health and academic success as well as other aspects of well-being. To have the most positive impact on health outcomes, schools, government agencies, community organizations, parents, and other community members must work together through a collaborative and comprehensive approach that utilizes the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) and Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program (CSPAP) models.

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Nominate an Active Schools Champion for an Award

To reach our goal of all K-12 schools providing an active school environment, everyone has a role to play. The roles can be played by many people in many ways. The purpose of Active Schools’ awards is to recognize and share that passion and creativity – to learn from and motivate each other.

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Data and Research

Whether you are making the case for school physical education and before, during and after physical education programs or wanting research and data to guide your program planning and implementation processes, these easy-to-use fact sheets, research briefs, and reports from highly credible organizations will help.

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Active Schools Videos

These videos showcase active schools, best practices for inclusive physical education and physical activity, adult recess and more, including inspirational testimonials from principals and superintendents about the importance of an active school environment. 

See them all here