In the continued fight against childhood obesity, Texas Comptroller Susan Combs offered the state’s public schools and charter schools an opportunity to receive $20 million in grants to support in-school physical education, nutrition and fitness programs for students in grades 6-8.
The new Texas Fitness Now grant program is aimed at middle school students attending schools where enrollment is at least 60 percent economically disadvantaged. Rules for the grant program were developed by the Comptroller in partnership with the Texas Education Agency, which is administering the program, evaluating grant applications and awarding the funds to schools.
Details are available in the Program Guidelines in PDF format.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Grant Opportunities, select "Texas Fitness Now Grant Application" from the "Application Name" drop down menu.
Middle School Physical Education and Fitness Program fact sheet.
You can read the Comprehensive Report detailing the findings of the first three years of funding and the Executive summary in PDF format.
Schools may also contact the Health and Safety at TEA at (512) 463-9581, for more information about the Texas Fitness Now program, or TEA’s Division of Formula Funding, 512/463-8525, for more information about grant funding.
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