U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $35 Million to Local Education Agencies and Community-Based Organizations for Physical and Nutrition Education

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U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $35 Million to Local Education Agencies and Community-Based Organizations for Physical and Nutrition Education

September 29, 2011

Today, the U.S. Department of Education awarded 76 grants totaling more than $35 million to Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and community-based organizations that plan to implement comprehensive, integrated physical activity and nutrition programs for their students through the Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP). Funding is intended to assist these entities with initiating, expanding, or enhancing physical education and nutrition education programs, including after-school programs, for students in kindergarten through 12th grades.

"As a result of these grants, schools will have additional resources to help students become healthier and more active," U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said.

Grant recipients must implement programs that help students make progress toward meeting their state standards for physical education. In addition, these programs must undertake 1) instruction in healthy eating habits and good nutrition, and 2) physical fitness activities that include at least one of the following:

  • fitness education and assessment to help students understand, improve, or maintain their physical well-being
  • instruction in a variety of motor skills and physical activities designed to enhance the physical, mental, and social or emotional development of every student
  • development of and instruction in cognitive concepts about motor skills and physical fitness that support a lifelong healthy lifestyle
  • opportunities to develop positive social and cooperative skills through physical activity participation and
  • opportunities for professional development for physical education teachers to stay abreast of the latest research, issues, and trends in the field of physical education.

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools manages the PEP grants and 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 .

Below is a list of the 76 grantees:

FY2011 Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP) Grant Recipients

Auburn City SchoolsAuburn$420,634
America On Track Santa Ana $475,779
Hayward Unified School District Hayward $713,866
Children's Empowerment, Inc. Colma $187,631
Anaheim City School District Anaheim $657,202
The CSU, Chico Research Foundation Chico $333,656
Ventura Unified School District Ventura $327,961
The AWAIT & FIND Project Castro Valley $456,529
Kern County Superintendent of Schools Bakersfield $525,235
Gateway Unified School District Redding $454,611
Lindsay Unified School District Lindsay $660,351
Santa Ana Unified School District Santa Ana $524,621
The School District of Palm Beach County West Palm Beach $651,207
Quest For Change, Inc. Decatur $397,183
Waukegan CUSD 60 Waukegan $341,858
Frida Kahlo Community Organization Chicago $560,269
Meridian Community Unit School District 223 Stillman Valley $388,900
Metropolitan School District of Pike Township Indianapolis $652,292
Boone County Board of Education Florence $615,868
Northern Kentucky Cooperative for Educational Cold Spring $534,600
Butler County Schools Morgantown $345,086
Ouachita Parish School Board Monroe $444,878
Waltham Public Schools Waltham $257,555
Shrewsbury Public Schools Shrewsbury $661,514
Mashpee Public Schools Mashpee $299,856
Amesbury Academy Charter Public School Amesbury $104,127
Newton Public Schools Newton $473,237
Oxford Hills School District—MSAD #17 Oxford $692,736
School District of the City of Pontiac Pontiac $497,132
North Carolina
Prodigal Son Foundation Charlotte $530,330
Haywood County School Waynesville $375,101
New Jersey
Camden City Board of Education Camden $453,646
New York
South Glens Falls CSD South Glens Falls $725,728
Penn Yan Central School District Penn Yan $430,540
Westminster Community Charter School Buffalo $227,157
Rotterdam-Mohonasen Central School District Schenectady $644,572
Jeffersonville-Youngsville Central School District Jeffersonville $429,602
West Genesee Central School District Camillus $508,173
Rockville Centre Union Free School District Rockville Centre $607,643
Fallsburg Central School District Fallsburg $479,025
Thousand Islands Central School District Clayton $463,500
Hornell City School District Hornell $50,033
East Knox Local Schools Howard $363,087
Buckeye Local Schools Dillonvale $387,022
Pryor Public Schools Pryor $389,071
El Reno Public Schools El Reno $380,174
Hulbert Public Schools Hulbert $242,192
Osage County Interlocal Cooperative Hominy $504,277
Crescent Public School District Crescent $339,020
Armstrong School District Ford City $312,473
PENNCREST School District Saegertown $584,278
South Carolina
Laurens County School District 56 Clinton $354,969
South Dakota
Beresford Parks, Recreation, and Community Beresford $344,399
Tea Area School District Tea $293,259
Bradley County Schools Cleveland $576,579
San Antonio Independent School District San Antonio $689,283
The East Austin College Prep Academy, Inc. Austin $458,134
Wylie Independent School District Abilene $756,733
YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth Fort Worth $529,184
Alpine School District American Fork $714,943
Tooele County School District Tooele $725,641
Fairfax County School Board Falls Church $741,840
Salem City Public Schools Salem $396,885
Sumner School District Sumner $496,754
Sachem Central School District Lake Ronkonhoma $540,015
Wahluke School District Mattawa $326,268
Toutle River Ranch Longview $327,534
Seattle Public Schools Seattle $650,698
Tumwater School District Tumwater $424,338
New Paradigm Partners, Inc. Birchwood $355,135
School District of North Fond du Lac North Fond du Lac $478,270
Wausau School District Wausau $785,237
Turtle Lake School District Barron $300,425
Royall School District Elroy $768,257
Whitewater Unified School District Whitewater $359,943
West Virginia
Greenbrier County Schools Lewisburg $336,144