U.S. Department of Education Awards $26.5 Million in Grants to Help Make Children Healthier and More Active
As a result of $26.5 million in awards from the U.S. Department of Education, more children will have access to physical education programs and instruction on healthy eating and good nutrition. The Carol M. White Physical Education Program grants will provide 73 public schools and community-based organizations in 25 states with funds to initiate, expand and improve physical education programs for students in grades K-12.
“Physical activity and healthy eating habits are as important as studying hard in school,” U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said. “The Department of Education will be doing more to make this connection to students and adults, and to educate our children in ways that can maintain good health.”
The Carol M. White Physical Education Program grant awards can be used to provide equipment and support for students to participate actively in physical education activities, as well as for staff and teacher training and education.
Since the program began in 2001, the Department has awarded approximately $555 million in grants. Below is a list of this year's grant recipients:
Editor's Note, 07/17/09: Due to a computer glitch, the names of some of the grant recipients were inadvertently left off the original list. Attached is a complete list of the 73 Carol M. White Physical Education Program grantees: MS Word (48K)