Get a School Grant

ING Run For Something Better® is proud to offer (60) $3,500 Grants in 2014

ING Run For Something Better® (ING RFSB), in partnership with the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, recreation and Dance (AAHPERD), seeks to increase physical activity in students and help fight childhood obesity nationwide through the creation of school-based running programs. Research shows that physical activity improves self-esteem, school performance and overall well-being.

In 2014 the ING RFSB School Awards Program will provide a minimum of sixty (60) $3,500 grants to elementary or middle schools nationwide that desire to establish a school-based running program or expand an existing one. 2014 Grant Applications are now open.

Through activity plans created by AAHPERD and based on the National Standards for Physical Education (AAHPERD, 2014), the awards program will offer children a healthy start to life and foster their desire to exercise before obesity ever begins. If you are ready to make an impact on the lives of your students through healthy lifestyle changes, improving self-esteem and reducing the rate of childhood obesity, then step up to the starting line!  Visit www.shapeamerica.org/grants/ing/ to apply today. 

How to Qualify

  • Schools must design a before, during and/or after school program which will be offered to the best of the school’s ability to all students in eligible grades (K-8). 
  • The program must not be exclusive to participants of one gender. 
  • Schools must implement a minimum of an eight (8) week running program with a culminating event. 
  • The program must be offered a minimum of 2 days per week. 
  • The program must have a commitment of at least 25 students in fourth through eighth grades in order to be eligible to apply and supply the required PACER data results.
  • Persons conducting the program must be currently employed by the school or school district in which the program will be held.

Ready, Set, Go!

The 2014 ING RFSB grant application is now open. Visit http://www.shapeamerica.org/grants/ing/ to apply today.

The deadline to apply is May 15, 2014. 2014 ING RFSB grant recipients will be announced in September 2014.