Resources & Grants

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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. 

  • Funds for Fuel Up to Play 60 (K-12) Up to $4,000 per year is available to qualified K-12 schools enrolled in Fuel Up to Play 60 to jumpstart healthy changes. Select on Healthy Eating Play and one Physical Activity Play from the Fuel Up to Play 60 Playbook and complete an application. Deadline is April 10.

  • Yoga Foster Grants (K-8) Apply for an exclusive full scholarship to implement yoga in your school which includes training, lesson plans, yoga mats, mentorship, premium subscriptions to yoga and mindfulness tools, and more. Applicants must be an active K-8 full-time educator (including counselors, wellness coordinators, SEL leads, etc.) in a public school in the U.S. and willing to fully commit and provide feedback four times during the school year. Deadline is April 19.

  • Math & Movement Professional Development Workshop and Materials Grant (K - 5) Support your active classrooms initiative by applying to host a full day Math & Movement professional development workshop at your school. Math & Movement is a kinesthetic, multisensory approach to teaching math that incorporates physical exercise, stretching, cross-body movements and yoga. The grant includes an on-site workshop, active learning floor mats and active classroom training materials. Deadline is May 15.

  • 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