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Grants and In-Kind Support to USA Schools in Multiple
States to Promote Student Health and Wellness

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Action for Healthy Kids (AFHK)

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Grants of $1,000 and in-kind support to USA schools in multiple states to promote student health and wellness. Focus areas include physical education and active play, nutrition education and food access, and risk behavior prevention and social-emotional health programming. Eligible applicants are located in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, DC, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

The following grants are available:

  • EnergizEd Grant: AFHK’s EnergizEd: Physical Activity and Active Play program builds the capacity of PK-8 schools to implement physical activity opportunities during the school day (outside of physical education) to ensure children receive the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity daily.
  • NourishEd Grant: AFHK’s NourishEd: Food Access and Nutrition Education program increases the demand for healthy food among students and schools through nutrition education and promotion.
  • ConnectEd Grant: AFHK’s ConnectEd: Social-emotional Health and Risk Behavior Prevention programming improves and maximizes the protective factors integral to a child’s health and wellbeing to promote resilience among children and adolescents, help promote social and emotional competence, and minimize risk behaviors.

For more information on each program, see

Family-School partnerships bring together school staff and parents/caregivers to identify challenges to family engagement and specific child health needs, then collaborate to develop, implement, and evaluate effective and equitable solutions. Awarded schools are expected to engage parents/caregivers in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the grant-funded project, including seeking parent/caregiver input during the application process, providing opportunities for ongoing parent/caregiver feedback and involvement, sharing information with parents/caregivers about the status of the work, and ultimately creating a culture where proactive parent/caregiver engagement is the norm.

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GrantWatch ID#: 195762

Estimated Size of Grant:

The following grants are available:
- $1000 EnergizEd Grant
- $1000 NourishEd Grant
- $1000 ConnectEd Grant

In addition to grant funds, awarded schools also receive expertise and support from AFHK staff to implement a successful project that leads to sustainable change.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Schools with greater than 74.5% of students eligible for free/reduced-priced meals that are located in specific geographic locations will receive priority:
- El Paso, TX (AFHK will fund 15 schools in this location)
- Within 15 miles of an ALDI store in the following states: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, and WV (AFHK will fund 18 schools in these locations)

Some grant types have grade-level restrictions:
- EnergizEd and NourishEd grants will be provided to schools serving one or more of the following grade levels: PK, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. Schools that do not serve one or more of these grade levels are not eligible for these grants (e.g. high schools are not eligible).
- ConnectEd grants will be provided to schools serving one or more of the following grade levels: PK, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12.

Pre-Application Information:

- May 24, 2021: AFHK will begin accepting applications in AFHK's Grant Portal.
- Friday, June 4, 2021 Applications due (to be completed in the Grant Portal)
- Friday, June 25, 2021 Schools notified of application status (awarded, declined) via email
- Friday, August 13, 2021: Signed Terms & Conditions due, including submission of school health team contacts (to be completed in the Grant Portal)

AFHK recommends that applicants complete a paper application with their District School Health Advisory Council or school health team prior to submitting an application online.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online (Starting May 24):

Contact your designated State/Project Coordinator with questions or support in completing your application. If unsure who your designated State/Project Coordinator is, email

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Nebraska;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin

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