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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Improving Student Health and Academic Achievement through Nutrition, Physical Activity and the Management of Chronic Conditions in Schools

Deadline: January 26, 2018

The Improving Student Health and Academic Achievement through Nutrition, Physical Activity and the Management of Chronic Conditions in Schools program seeks to: (1) increase the number of students who consume nutritious food and beverages; (2) increase the number of students who participate in daily physical education and physical activity; and (3) increase the number of students who can effectively manage their chronic health conditions.

There are two priority areas:

  • Priority 1: Improving Student Health and Academic Achievement through Nutrition, Physical Activity and the Management of Chronic Health Conditions in Schools. Approximately 19 State Education Agencies (SEAs) will be funded to implement Priority 1 and will be responsible for implementing three strategies: Strategy 1. Infrastructure Development; Strategy 2. Professional Development and Training; and Strategy 3. Technical Assistance. SEAs will be expected to implement these strategies using a comprehensive, statewide approach. While activities are expected to be implemented statewide, each SEA will select between 5 and 10 Local Education Agencies (LEAs) with which to prioritize their work. SEAs should work with the majority of schools within these LEAs at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.
  • Priority 2: National Professional Development and Training to Improve Student Health. One SEA will be funded to implement Priority 2 which focuses on building the capacity of Priority 1 funding. The recipient will plan, develop, and deliver quality professional development and training to Priority 1 SEAs. The Priority 2 SEA will be responsible for implementing one strategy: National Professional Development and Training. Applicants seeking funding for Priority 2 must also apply for Priority 1 funding.

Amount: An estimated $35,000,000 ($7 million per year) is available to fund up to 20 grants, ranging from $300,000-$500,000 and averaging at $350,000 per year. The period of performance is 5 years.

Eligibility: State governments, specifically, State Education Agencies (SEAs) and their Bona Fide Agents.

Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=298596

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