The A+ Fit Schools initiative will award one-year grants of $7,500 to fitness-minded schools in North Carolina. This initiative from the NC Health & Wellness Trust Fund can benefit schools by increasing physical activity and healthy eating and consequently improve academic performance and staff productivity.
Grant-winning schools will demonstrate need, proven capacity, and opportunity for positive change in addressing physical activity and/or healthy eating in North Carolina schools.
A+ Fit Schools designation
In addition to grants, schools can earn the A+ Fit Schools designation. All North Carolina public schools, K-12, are eligible to apply for the designation. Schools chosen for the A+ Fit School designation will receive:
- A banner for the entrance to their school
- A $1,000 discretionary stipend for the individual school
- Use of the A+ Fit School designation logo for all communications
There is no fee to apply for the A+ Fit School designation or grant. Download the forms from www.aplusfitschoolsnc.org and submit by 5:00 p.m. on February 24th, 2010.