Funding Opportunities

Active Living

Safe Routes to School

The purpose of Safe Routes to School is to encourage and enable students in grades k-8 to walk or ride their bicycle to school. Projects can be either engineering/infrastructure (improved crossings, sidewalks, etc.) or non-engineering/non-infrastructure (education and encouragement programs). View a toolkit to help you apply for Safe Routes to School funding.

Applications for funding can be submitted online January 5, 2016 - March 4, 2016 (5:00PM).

Put a Lid On It

Apply for free bicycle helmets from the Ohio American Academy of Pediatrics and Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT).

Let’s Move Schools

Find a library of tools, resources, and grants that promote active living in schools.

Healthy Eating

Food Service Equipment Grant

USDA, NFL, and  Fuel Up to Play 60 have partnered to award $35 million to help schools serve healtheir meals and strengthen childhood nutrition. These grants will improve food service equipment and upgrade infastructure critical to building healthy schools and communities. These grants will give millions of additional children access to more nutritious meals by providing schools with the funds to purchase additional equipment to help them meet updated nation nutrition standards, and serve healthy meals with more whole grains, fruits, vegetables, lean protein and low-fat dairy, and less sodium and fat. Schools interested in learning more about these grants should 

Farm to School

Farm to School initiatives involve connecting schools with local farms in order to bring fresh, nutritious foods from local farms into school cafeterias. Check the Farm to School Grant Program page for funding opportunities. Additionally, sign up for the Farm to School E-letter to receive grant announcements as well as other Farm to School news.

Action for Healthy Kids

Action for Healthy Kids mobilizes school professionals, families and communities across the U.S. to take actions that lead to healthy eating, physical activity and healthier schools where kids thrive. See their list of funding opportunities that can help in creating a healthier environment for our kids, or check out their resource page.

Coordinated Approach to Child Health

CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child Health) is the most proven program to prevent childhood obesity and launch kids and communities toward healthier lifestyles. Check out their list of programs, or their grant finder tool.


SPARK is dedicated to creating, implementing, and evaluating research-based programs that promote lifelong wellness. The SPARK Grant-Finder Tool helps you locate funding for your Physical Education, After School, Early Childhood, Classroom Activity, or Coordinated School Health program. Grants can be used for curriculum, teacher training, or equipment.

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