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. 

  • Marathon Kids National Grants (K-12). Don’t miss your chance to receive funding to start a 2019-20 run club! Grant recipients will receive Nike incentives, access to the online Coach’s Club, and digital lap tracking and reporting. Deadline is Sept 15.

  • ActivEd’s Walkabouts Back-to-School Grants (K-2). Apply for 25 grants for schools that want to integrate movement with their language arts, math, and reading lessons. Recipients receive a yearlong subscription to the Walkabouts platform valued at $999. Deadline is Sept 30.

  • GameTime 2019 Playground Grants (K-12). Help your school bring more play to students. GameTime is offering up to 100% matching funds toward the purchase of new playground systems. Deadline is Oct 30.

  • KIDS in the GAME’s AMPED Running Program Grants (K-12). Apply to implement this fun and engaging program designed to encourage kids to run before school. Kits (value of $3,500) are available for 72 schools in Chicago, IL; Ramsey, MN; Dallas, TX; Atlanta, GA; and through the Pacific Northwest (WA, OR, ID). Application is open until all grants are distributed.

  • 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. Rolling deadline.

  • 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.

  • Greenfields Outdoor Fitness School Incentive Program (K-12). Apply for a matching grant of up to 50% in the form of an in-kind donation of outdoor fitness equipment to help students build confidence and enhance their physical fitness. Rolling deadline.

These are private funding programs administered by the respective sponsors.

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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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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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