U.S. Department of Education Awards $26.5 million in grants to help make children healthier and more active

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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

MISSISSIPPI

Boaz City School System

New Albany Public Schools

Boaz, AL

New Albany, MS

$461,096

$296,114

CALIFORNIA

NORTH DAKOTA

Imperial County Office of Education

Warwick School District 29

El Centro, CA

Warwick, ND

$482,903

$435,368

Julian Union School District

NEBRASKA

Julian, CA

Lincoln Public Schools

$164,263

Lincoln, NE

$292,375

North Hills Prep School

North Hills, CA

NEW JERSEY

$191,165

South Orange-Maplewood School District

Maplewood, NJ

CONNECTICUT

$476,702

Waterbury School District

Waterbury, CT

NEW YORK

$491,451

Alden Central School District

Alden, NY

DELAWARE

$441,893

Alfred I dupont Hospital for Children/NCC-DV

Wilmington, DE

Scotia-Glenville Central School District

$422,302

Scotia, NY

$464,468

GEORGIA

Future Foundation Inc.

Rochester School for the Deaf

East Point, GA

Rochester, NY

$293,589

$90,636

Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County

OHIO

Gainesville, GA

Lorain City Schools

$148,002

Lorain, OH

$473,124

IOWA

Cedar Falls Community School District

OREGON

Cedar Falls, IA

Lane County School District 4 J

$455,288

Eugene, OR

$494,606

ILLINOIS

Young Men’s Christian Association of Southwest Illinois

PENNSYLVANIA

Belleville, IL

West York Area School District

$206,150

York, PA

$290,425

Aspira, Inc. of Illinois

Chicago, IL

TENNESSEE

$396,997

Wilson County Schools

Lebanon, TN

INDIANA

$446,566

St. Mary’s Medical Center Foundation

Evansville, IN

VIRGINIA

$450,000

Henrico County Public Schools

Henrico, VA

KANSAS

$461,318

Buhler USD 313

Buhler, KS

WISCONSIN

$193,968

Chetek School District

Chetek, WI

KENTUCKY

$375,376

Lewis County Board of Education

Vanceburg, KY

Medford Area Public School District

$379,242

Medford, WI

$487,917

MASSACHUSETTS

Watertown Public Schools

Monona Grove School District

Watertown, MA

Monona, WI

$408,474

$434,006

North Andover Town of

School District of Bonduel

North Andover, MA

Bonduel, WI

$242,930

$246,969

Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield

Minocqua J1

Marshfield, MA

Minocqua, WI

$201,339

$265,478

MAINE

WYOMING

Windham School Department

Johnson County School District #1

Windham, ME

Buffalo, WY

$489,822

$367,867

MICHIGAN

Livonia Public Schools School District

Livonia, MI

$288,989