U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $27 Million to School Districts, Community Organizations for Physical Education and Nutrition Education

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U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $27 Million to School Districts, Community Organizations for Physical Education and Nutrition Education

July 31, 2012

The U.S. Department of Education today awarded 56 grants totaling $27 million to school districts and community organizations who plan to implement comprehensive physical fitness and nutrition programs for their students through the Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP). Since the program began in 2001, the department has awarded more than $620 million in funding to expand and improve physical and nutrition education programs across the country for students in kindergarten through high school.

“Exercise and good nutrition make for happier, healthier, more attentive and more productive students,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. “These grants will help students strengthen their bodies and in so doing, inspire their minds to confront the challenges that face them both inside the classroom and out.”

Grant recipients must implement programs that help students make progress toward meeting their state standards for physical education. The programs must offer instruction in healthy eating habits and good nutrition. Among the types of activities that the grants support is instruction in motor skills that support a lifelong healthy lifestyle. And, opportunities for professional development for teachers of physical education to stay abreast of the latest research and trends in the field of physical education.

The Office of Safe and Healthy Students, which manages PEP, supports efforts to create safe schools, ensure the health and well-being of students, teach students good citizenship and character, respond to crises, and prevent drug and alcohol abuse. For additional information on the PEP grant program, visit http://www2.ed.gov/programs/whitephysed/index.html.

FY2012 Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP) Grant Recipients

State Applicant Name Amount
AK Yukon-Koyukuk School District $401,525
AR Hoxie School District #46 $291,387
AZ Pima Prevention Partnership $225,527
AZ Santa Cruz Regional School District $740,073
AZ Sunnyside Unified School District -- Student Services $631,464
CA Alvord Unified School District -- Special Projects $664,686
CA Anderson Valley Unified School District $239,344
CA Chico Unified School District $731,215
CA Dinuba Unified School District $748,184
CA Four Winds of Indian Education, Inc. $655,288
CA Los Angeles County Office of Education -- SHaPE $880,266
CA Sanger Unified School District $461,756
CT Consolidated School District of New Britain $663,050
CT Education Connection, Litchfield $345,477
GA Newton County Board of Education -- Curriculum $408,951
IA Clear Creek Amana Community School District $297,552
IN Liberty-Perry School Corporation $412,984
IN YMCA of Southern Indiana $548,467
KS Unified School District #498 Marshall County $349,217
MD United Way of the National Capital Area $761,182
MI Eastern Upper Peninsula Intermediate School District $452,392
MN Fridley Public School District 14 $431,611
MN Warren-Alvarado-Oslo ISD 2176 – School District $625,476
MO Board of Education of the City of St. Louis $744,987
MS Corinth School District $409,066
NC Camden County Board of Education – Camden $726,295
NC Genesis Project Family Wellness Center $428,951
NC Rockingham County Schools $688,728
NC Young Men’s Christian Association of Northwest North Carolina $273,662
ND Circle of Nations Wahpeton Indian School $530,274
NE Papillion-La Vista School District $251,825
NY Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Central School District $507,624
NY Great Neck Public Schools $483,390
NY Kenmore-Tonawanda Union Free School District $233,615
NY Maryvale High School $564,961
NY North Babylon School District $495,424
NY North Tonawanda City Schools $724,362
NY Portville Central School District $318,670
NY Sodus Central School District $235,296
NY The After-School Corporation $479,414
OH Logan Hocking Local Schools $383,322
OH Meigs Local School District $360,282
OK Boys and Girls Club of Ada $202,748
OK Newcastle Public Schools $644,711
OR Rainier School District 13 $269,899
TN Maury County Board of Education $557,893
TX Alief Independent School District $308,855
TX McAllen Independent School District $715,495
TX Northside Independent School District $1,108,873
VA Boys & Girls Clubs of Harrisonburg $276,665
WI Chequamegon School District $369,350
WI Milwaukee Public Schools $692,001
WI North Crawford School District $323,553
WI School District of Mishicot $376,953
WI Wautoma Area School District $755,202
WY Sweetwater County School District #2 $417,409