ASAHPERD Fall Conference

Don’t forget that the Alabama State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (ASAHPERD) Fall Conference is November 17, 18, & 19 at the Wynfrey at the Galleria in Birmingham.  If you did not pre-register you may register during the conference.  The conference information, schedule, and membership may be found at

Friday, November 15 4:00 PM is the final deadline to register for CEU credit for the conference.  Many people have had difficulty registering for day 3 of the conference.  If you experience difficulty contact the person in your school who handles STI Professional. 
Fitness Testing

January 1, 2014 is the deadline to post your fall fitness scores into INow Health.  The INow reporting piece has been revised and is now much more time efficient and much easier to post scores.  To get online training go to you will find all of the fitness information.  At the bottom of the page under additional links is the online training and written instructions. 

Please keep in mind that spring testing dates are March 1 through May 1.  Make sure to check your school calendar for state required testing so that your fitness testing does not conflict with those dates.  June 1 is the final deadline to post spring scores.

If your school is on block scheduling you will test one time and post those scores. 
Grant Opportunities

Together Counts

The Find Your Balance Challenge is open to elementary school classrooms in grades K-5 and rewards student teams for taking steps toward achieving Energy Balance in your own school communities. Winning schools have a chance to win a $30,000 Grand Prize Grant. One Second Place winning class will receive a $10,000 grant. One Third Place school will receive a $5,000 grant. Applications will be accepted from August 27, 2013 until January 31, 2014.

Award Amount: $5,000 - $30,000

Deadline: January 31, 2014

Fund for Teachers

The purpose of this funding is to enrich the personal and professional growth of teachers by recognizing and supporting them as they identify and pursue opportunities around the globe that will have the greatest impact on their practice, the academic lives of their students and on their school communities. Grants of up to $5,000 for individuals and up to $10,000 for teams will be awarded to select applicants. Pre-K though grade 12 teachers with at least three years of experience and the intent to return to the classroom the following school year are eligible to apply.

 Award Amount: $5,000

Deadline: January 30, 2014

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 Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, National PTA, Discovery Education
With support from the National PTA, schools and communities across the nation have the opportunity to apply for a number of grants and other prizes to help them implement a health initiative at their school. Overall, the Smart from the Start program will award a total of $500,000 in grants, training and awards to eligible schools. The winning preschool will be awarded $20,000 and ten runners-up will each receive $2,500. Early childhood education centers and schools with a Pre-K program are eligible to apply.

 Award Amount: $20,000 or $2,500

Deadline: February 28, 2014

 American Heart Association

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the American Heart Association, and a team of experts from across the childhood obesity movement have teamed up through the Childhood Obesity Rapid Response Fund. The mission of the fund is to make effective strategic investments in ongoing state, local, and tribal public policy campaigns in order to increase public policy impact on healthy weight and living among children. This funding is mostly targeted at passage of new public policy, however proposals for defense of existing critical policy as well as addressing policy implementation deficiencies are also eligible. Grants will be made only to non-profit organizations. A phone consultation prior to submitting a step-one application is required.
Award Amount: $15,000 - $100,000
Deadline: Rolling

The PeyBack Foundation
The PeyBack Foundation is a nonprofit organization established to assist programs that provide leadership and growth opportunities for at-risk children. Emphasis is placed on programs that have a direct benefit to children through relationships and activities, specifically programs intended to enrich the lives of disadvantaged youth through activities conducted outside the typical school day. Activities include healthy living, mentoring, and leadership skills. Multiple grants averaging $10,000 will be awarded to selected applicants. Nonprofit organizations serving economically disadvantaged youth between ages 6 and 18 in Indiana, Louisiana, Tennessee, and the Denver metro area are eligible to apply. The 2014 PeyBack Foundation Grant Application will be available October 15, 2013.

Award Amount: $10,000
Deadline: February 3, 2014

The LEGO Group

The LEGO Children's Fund will provide quarterly grants for programs with a special interest paid to collaborative efforts and in providing matching funds to leverage new dollars into the receiving organization. Focus areas include: early childhood education and development, and technology and communication projects that advance learning opportunities. Priority is given to programs in communities where Lego operates with a special focus given to organizations serving Connecticut and Western Massachusetts.

Award Amount: $500 - $5,000

 Deadline: January 15, April 15, July 15, October 15

The Safeway Foundation

The Safeway Foundation supports numerous youth development organizations as well as a broad range of after-school and physical education programs. Local grants are reviewed biannually. For grant requests that are national or multi-regional in scope, requests are reviewed on a quarterly basis.

Award Amount: $2,500 - $10,000
Deadline: Rolling

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The Rite Aid Foundation

The Rite Aid Foundation is offering funding to nonprofit organizations that focus on health and wellness in the communities in which Rite Aid operates. The Foundation accepts proposals throughout the year and the submission deadlines for our quarterly board meetings are as follows: July 15, October 15, January 15 and April 15.

Award Amount: Award amounts vary
Deadline: October 15, January 15 and April 15

MetLife Foundation

MetLife Foundation supports projects to empower people to lead healthy, productive lives and strengthen communities. The Foundation makes grants in health, education, civic affairs and culture. Underlying the Foundation's programs is a focus on education at all ages and a commitment to increasing access and opportunity. The Healthy Habits program seeks to promote healthy habits and physical fitness for illness prevention, especially among children. Requests are accepted and reviewed throughout the year.
Award Amount: Award amounts vary
Deadline: Rolling
For More Information, Click Here

Voices for Healthy Kids Request for Award

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, American Heart Association

Voices for Healthy Kids is a new collaboration between the American Heart Association and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation working to engage, organize and mobilize people to improve the health of their communities and reverse the childhood obesity epidemic. Voices for Healthy Kids' Strategic Campaign Fund is awarding grants with a mix of lobbying and non-lobbying resources to support strategic issue advocacy campaigns focused on fighting childhood obesity through state, local, and tribal public policy campaigns aligned with the Voices for Healthy Kids policy priorities. Six awards for up to a maximum of $90,000 per award is available for 501(c)(3) organizations to support strategic issue advocacy campaigns focused on fighting childhood obesity aligned with six advocacy priorities. Applications will be evaluated by an independent review committee and announcement of awards will be made approximately 6-8 weeks after submission.

Award Amount: $90,000
Deadline: Rolling
For More Information, Click Here

Happy Thanksgiving!