U.S. Department of Education Awards $26.5 Million in Grants to Help Make Children Healthier and More Active

Washington, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–July 13, 2009.  As a result of $26.5 million in awards from the U.S. Department of Education, more children will have access to physical education programs and instruction on healthy eating and good nutrition. The Carol M. White Physical Education Program grants will provide 73 public schools and community-based organizations in 25 states with funds to initiate, expand and improve physical education programs for students in grades K-12.

“Physical activity and healthy eating habits are as important as studying hard in school,” U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said. “The Department of Education will be doing more to make this connection to students and adults, and to educate our children in ways that can maintain good health.”

The Carol M. White Physical Education Program grant awards can be used to 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 approximately $555 million in grants. Below is a list of this year’s grant recipients:

ALABAMA
Boaz City School System
Boaz, AL
$461,096

CALIFORNIA
Imperial County Office of Education
El Centro, CA
$482,903

Julian Union School District
Julian, CA
$164,263

North Hills Prep School
North Hills, CA
$191,165

CONNECTICUT
Waterbury School District
Waterbury, CT
$491,451

DELAWARE
Alfred I dupont Hospital for Children/NCC-DV
Wilmington, DE
$422,302

GEORGIA
Future Foundation Inc.
East Point, GA
$293,589

Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County
Gainesville, GA
$148,002

IOWA
Cedar Falls Community School District
Cedar Falls, IA
$455,288

ILLINOIS
Young Men’s Christian Association of Southwest Illinois
Belleville, IL
$206,150

Aspira, Inc. of Illinois
Chicago, IL
$396,997

INDIANA
St. Mary’s Medical Center Foundation
Evansville, IN
$450,000

KANSAS
Buhler USD 313
Buhler, KS
$193,968

KENTUCKY
Lewis County Board of Education
Vanceburg, KY
$379,242

MASSACHUSETTS
Watertown Public Schools
Watertown, MA
$408,474

North Andover Town of
North Andover, MA
$242,930

Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield
Marshfield, MA
$201,339

MAINE
Windham School Department
Windham, ME
$489,822

MICHIGAN
Livonia Public Schools School District
Livonia, MI
$288,989

MISSISSIPPI
New Albany Public Schools
New Albany, MS
$296,114

NORTH DAKOTA
Warwick School District 29
Warwick, ND
$435,368

NEBRASKA
Lincoln Public Schools
Lincoln, NE
$292,375

NEW JERSEY
South Orange-Maplewood School District
Maplewood, NJ
$476,702

NEW YORK
Alden Central School District
Alden, NY
$441,893

Scotia-Glenville Central School District
Scotia, NY
$464,468

Rochester School for the Deaf
Rochester, NY
$90,636

OHIO
Lorain City Schools
Lorain, OH
$473,124

OREGON
Lane County School District 4 J
Eugene, OR
$494,606

PENNSYLVANIA
West York Area School District
York, PA
$290,425

TENNESSEE
Wilson County Schools
Lebanon, TN
$446,566

VIRGINIA
Henrico County Public Schools
Henrico, VA
$461,318

WISCONSIN
Chetek School District
Chetek, WI
$375,376

Medford Area Public School District
Medford, WI
$487,917

Monona Grove School District
Monona, WI
$434,006

School District of Bonduel
Bonduel, WI
$246,969

Minocqua J1
Minocqua, WI
$265,478

WYOMING
Johnson County School District #1
Buffalo, WY
$367,867

 

Source: ED.gov