PHIT America GO! Grants
GO! Grants are $1,000 to $5,000 grants to public and charter K-6 schools to spark and sustain physical activity programs that take place before, during or after the school day. The funds may be used for equipment, facilities, professional development for adults and programs that increase students’ physical activity to the recommended 60 minutes or more per day.
The GO! Grants were launched in 2015 through a partnership between PHIT America, KIDS in the GAME and the Sports and Fitness Industry Association. Since the 2015 school year, the GO! Grant program has awarded 375 grants to public and charter schools in 38 states, supporting proven programs as well as community-designed approaches. On average, students are gaining an additional 85 minutes of physical activity per week, doubling the activity levels of over 200,000 K-6 age children.
Only public and charter schools serving K-6 students can apply. Schools must be enrolled or willing to enroll in Active Schools (https://www.activeschoolsus.org) and dedicated to increasing student physical activity to the nationally recommended 60 minutes per day.
No. Applications can be completed by teachers, administrators, parents, PTO and PTA groups or community members. However, the applications must include a secondary contact that is associated with the school because grant checks will be awarded directly to the school, unless there is a special agreement with a PTO or PTA.
Founded in January 2013, PHIT America (www.phitamerica.org) is a non-profit campaign focused on overcoming the severe ramifications of the ‘Inactivity Pandemic’ through three strategic approaches – education, supporting school-based activity programs, and advocating – which will get Americans, especially our youth, more active, fit and healthy.For more information about PHIT America, visit www.PHITAmerica.org.
Yes, Click Here to see 2016 – 2017 GO! Grant Recipients.
KIDS in the GAME is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit focused on inspiring kids to thrive in life through sports. We provide financial assistance to help youth gain access to the various physical activity programs in the communitiies before, during and after school. We raise awareness of the importance of athletics in developing future leaders, with skills and values that transfer from the sports field into the classroom, workplace, family and community.