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Providing schools and districts the resources for students to be healthy in body and mind, and be better prepared to learn.

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Available Grants

Thanks to our sponsors, Action for Healthy Kids has provided $9.3 million in grants to schools since 2009 to help them accomplish their student wellness goals. See the full list of grant-funded schools for the 2020-2021 school year!

Grants for the 2021-2022 school year are still available for school districts. AFHK is excited to offer grant opportunities for schools and districts in support of enhanced child health and well-being. See details below.

In the meantime, sign up for our emails to stay up to date on future grants, and find out how schools like yours are putting their grants to work.

District Partnership Grants

Through District Partnership Grants, AFHK establishes long-term partnerships with school districts and their schools that lead to lasting family-school partnerships, positive impacts on children’s health in body and in mind, and sustainable, systemic enhancements across multiple program areas.

AFHK recognizes the uncertainty that the 2021-22 school year brings as districts and schools navigate the post-COVID learning environment. AFHK’s 21-22 District Partnership Grants provide financial and in-kind support to school districts to support post-COVID social-emotional health, nutrition and physical activity needs by bringing districts, schools and families together to address critical student needs.

While this application is for the 21-22 school year, AFHK seeks to fund districts that are interested in working with AFHK beyond the 2021-2022 school year as part of its four-year district partnership grant model to address three program areas (ConnectEd, NourishEd and EnergizEd). Only districts interested in a long-term partnership with AFHK through the 2025-2026 school year should apply. AFHK will ask districts to confirm their intent to work together long-term in the Memorandum of Understanding that will be signed with awarded districts.

Districts apply for a $10,000 District Partnership Grant to work with AFHK during the 21-22 school year.

AFHK is currently accepting District Partnership Grant applications. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until all funds are committed, with a final deadline of August 15, 2021.

Ready to apply? Complete the grant application. NOTE: Paper applications will not be accepted. Districts must submit applications via AFHK's Grant Portal.

ConnectEd

NourishEd Grants

AFHK recognizes the uncertainty that the 2021-22 school year brings as districts and schools navigate the post-COVID learning environment. AFHK’s 21-22 NourishEd Grant provides financial and in-kind support to school districts to support post-COVID nutrition challenges by bringing districts, schools and families together to address critical student needs. Districts awarded with funds will start or enhance federal school meal programs and implement nutrition education in a cohort of schools.

AFHK is currently accepting NourishEd Grant applications. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until all funds are committed, with a final deadline of August 15, 2021.

Ready to apply? Complete the grant application. NOTE: Paper applications will not be accepted. Districts must submit applications via AFHK's Grant Portal.


School Grants

The application period for 2021-2022 school grants is now closed. AFHK expects to notify schools that have applied of their award in late June or early July. Please reach out to contactus@actionforhealthykids.org with any questions.


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    Questions? Contact your AFHK State/Project Coordinator or email ContactUs@ActionforHealthyKids.org.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Applying for a grant is easy

    Steps to Apply

    1. Review the Request for Applications and the application under Grant Resources.
    2. We recommend that you complete a paper application with your District School Health Advisory Council or school health team prior to submitting your application online. Once the paper application is complete, it will take ~30 minutes to submit online.
    3. Log in to or create an account on the Grant Portal. Applications must be submitted online.
    4. Once there, connect your account with the school or district for which you are applying. To do this, click on My Profile, then the Add or Manage Schools button.
    5. Click on Grants, and select the grant for which you are applying. Then, complete your application!

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    Success Stories

    Making Health a Priority and Meaning It

    Colonial Hills Elementary School involves students, parents, and the community in their health and wellness endeavors, which has resulted in an expansive garden, increased physical activity opportunities, and more.
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    Grant Funding Catalyzes Community Support for Health

    A diverse Maryland community is much more engaged with their local elementary school thanks to a Parents for Healthy Kids grant that has transformed nutrition opportunities at the school.
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    From Rooftop to Recess

    A Game On grant from AFHK turned a barren rooftop into a bright and engaging space for students to get active and harvest healthy foods.
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