Sunday, December 15, 2013

Smart From the Start Grant Program

Smart from the Start, a program developed by National PTA and the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation (HWCF), focuses on the healthy lifestyle practice of energy balance – balancing calories consumed with calories burned. Through the program, National PTA will award 10 Smart from the Start: Community Outreach grants of $10,000 each to district, council and regional PTAs to focus on a specific neighborhood community in which to improve access to healthy foods and safe physical activity options for young families. Applications for the grants will be available beginning in January 2014 at The deadline to submit applications is March 28, 2014.

In addition to the community outreach grants, 25 Smart from the Start: Pre-K grants of $2,000 also will be awarded to PTAs in 2014 to implement the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation’s Energy Balance Pre-K curriculum. This grant application will be available in Spring 2014.