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U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $36.8 Million in Grants to Help Make Children Healthier and More Activ


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Jo Ann Webb, (202) 401-0316


The U.S. Department of Education today announced it has awarded 77 grants totaling more than $36.8 million to public schools and community-based organizations to initiate, expand and improve physical education programs for students in grades K-12.

"Healthy students are ready to learn," U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said. "These grants will provide schools with the resources they need to help students become healthier and more active."

The grants are awarded from the Carol M. White Physical Education Program. Recipients must implement programs that help students make progress toward meeting their state standards for physical education. In addition, recipients may 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 more than $591 million in grants.

The grant program is managed by the Department's Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, which supports efforts to create safe schools, ensure the health and well being of students, teach students good citizenship and character, respond to crisis, 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 also a list of the 77 grantees:

ARIZONA

Marana Unified School District
$389,059

Payson Unified School District
$484,066

CALIFORNIA

Anaheim Union High School District
$554,303

Bert Corona Charter School
$750,000

Boys and Girls Club of Whittier
$205,931

Break the Barriers
$625,000

California College Career and Technical Education Center
$338,174

Lawndale Elementary School District
$438,723

Moorpark Unified School District
$383,781

Napa County Office of Education
$208,049

Northridge Hospital Foundation
$539,357

Pacific Camp Family Resource
$653,848

San Antonio Union Elementary School District
$104,275

Soledad Unified School District
$474,000

Whittier City School District
$393,979

COLORADO

Telluride Medical Foundation
$571,446

FLORIDA

Baptist Health South Florida
$707,948

School Board of Polk County
$366,696

GEORGIA

Boys & Girls Clubs of Augusta
$626,902

IOWA

North Polk Community School District
$159,300

ILLINOIS

Carbondale Elementary School District #95
$288,638

Community Consolidated Schools District 168
$368,405

Winnebago Community Unit School District 323
$343,283

INDIANA

Board of School Commissioners/Indianapolis Public Schools
$552,443

KANSAS

Seaman Unified School District #345
$314,145

KENTUCY

Clinton County School District
$ 269,954

Covington Independent Public Schools
$585,047

Jefferson County Public Schools
$281,416

Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative
$491,945

Woodford County Schools
$707,412

MASSACHUSETTS

Methuen Public Schools
$469,611

North River Collaborative
$749,497

Pittsfield Public Schools
$735,000

Scituate Public Schools
$472,283

Wachusett Regional School District
$657,676

MINNESOTA

RTR Public School
$420,408

MISSOURI

About Our Kids, Inc.
$750,000

Chilhowee R-IV School District
$202,561

NORTH CAROLINA

Currituck County Public Schools
$737,891

NORTH DAKOTA

Hebron Public Schools
$633,279

TNT Kid's Fitness
$380,487

NEW YORK

Attica Central School District
$684,845

Auburn Enlarged City School District
$438,331

Carthage Central School District
$496,981

Oakfield-Alabama Central School District
$446,625

Police Athletic League, Inc.
$388,924

Sullivan County BOCES
$406,415

West Babylon Union Free School District
$748,179

Whitesville Central School District
$463,762

OHIO

Kenston Public School District
$677,706

Ashland City School District
$414,054

OKLAHOMA

Kingfisher Public School
$696,724

PENNSYLVANIA

ACMH Foundation
$404,557

Midd-West School District
$170,544

Wellsboro Area School District
$342,457

SOUTH CAROLINA

Charleston County School District
$512,872

Richland School District 2
$571,790

York School District One
$173,844

TEXAS

El Paso Independent School District
$389,671

Navasota Independent School District
$412,019

North East Independent School District
$733,680

Pasadena Independent School District
$748,742

UTAH

Cache County School District
$418,042

VIRGINIA

Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools
$547,420

WASHINGTON

Quincy School District
$462,812

WISCONSIN
Ashwaubenon School District
$505,274

Beaver Dam Unified School District
$945,733

Chilton Public Schools
$471,792

Cuba City School District
$404,224

DeForest Area Schools
$458,111

Ellsworth School District
$287,639

Freedom Area School District
$445,724

Stevens Point School District
$639,549

School District of Beloit
$542,266

St. Jacobi Lutheran School (Jacobi)
$154,606

WYOMING

Fremont County School District #2
$215,994

Sweetwater County School District #1
$373,938



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