Reviewed by: Patience Itson
Be Healthy School grant applications are now open for K-8 schools across Alabama, provided by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama. The grants, which can total up to $10,000, are to fund implementation of school-based health and wellness programs that emphasize increased exercise and nutrition education. Read on for full details and how to apply today.
Be Healthy School Grants
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama is committed to keeping Alabama healthy and active, and their Be Healthy School grant program brings education on nutrition and exercise to children across our state to combat childhood obesity.
For the 2022—2023 school year, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama pledges to award $250,000 to K-8 schools in Alabama. The recipients will join the 119,000+ students who have already benefitted from the grants, with donations totaling more than $2.3M since 2012!
“We continue to see firsthand excellent results in schools across our state that are benefitting from the Be Healthy School Grant Program. We are proud to make this investment in Alabama’s children in an ongoing effort to help them lead the healthiest lives possible, now and long-term.”—Tim King, Community Relations Manager, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
Watch the grants in action
From building new basketball nets and rock climbing walls (how fun does that sound?!) to introducing nutritious snacks and everything in between, these grants have helped numerous Alabama schools bring exciting, engaging physical education and activities to their schools.
Check out the video above, featuring Saraland Elementary School in Southwest Alabama. With the help of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama‘s Be Healthy School grant, they’re continuing to teach their students responsibility, respect, integrity and how to be a team player in all things. Apply today and your school could be next.
“We want to promote them to be healthy inside and outside of school, and teach them about healthy eating habits. I want to thank Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama for awarding us this grant money to help us further our physical education program here at Saraland Elementary.”—Treii Pace, PE Teacher, Saraland Elementary
Apply for a Be Healthy School grant today
Ready to apply for a Be Healthy School grant? Better get movin‘. Here’s what you need to know:
- Deadline: apply by Friday, April 8, 2022
- Eligibility: Alabama K-8 schools are eligible to apply
- Requirements: money will fund health and wellness programs in schools that emphasize the importance of exercise and nutrition.