Wednesday, June 23, 2010

2010 PEP Grant Application Released- Due July 19

U.S. ED’s OSDFS ANNOUNCES THE FY 2010 CAROL M. WHITE PHYSICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM GRANT COMPETITION
The Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools in the U.S. Department of Education announces the release of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP) grant application (CFDA 84.215F).

Program Description: The Carol M. White Physical Education Program provides grants to LEAs and community-based organizations (CBOs) to initiate, expand, or enhance physical education programs, including after-school programs, for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Grant recipients must implement programs that help students make progress toward meeting state standards.

Types of Projects: Funds may be used to provide equipment and support to enable students to participate actively in physical education activities. Funds also may support staff and teacher training and education.

Eligible Applicants: Local educational agencies (LEAs) and Community Based Organizations (CBOs) that do not have an active grant under this program (CFDA 84.215F).

Purpose: The purpose of the Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP) grant is to assist LEAs and CBOs to initiate, expand, or enhance physical education programs that help students in kindergarten through 12th grade meet their state standards for physical education.

Absolute Priority: The absolute priority for this program requires that an applicant propose a program that will address its State’s physical education standards and develop, expand, or improve its physical education program for students kindergarten through grade 12 by undertaking instruction in healthy eating habits and good nutrition and at least one of the authorized physical fitness activities.

Competitive Preference Priority #1: We will give competitive preference priority to applicants that agree to implement aggregate BMI data collection, and use it as part of a comprehensive assessment of health and fitness for the purposes of monitoring the weight status of their student population across time.

Competitive Preference Priority #2: We will give competitive preference priority to an applicant that includes in its application an agreement that details the participation of required partners.

Application Deadline Date: July 19, 2010

Application Submission: Applications must be submitted electronically via e-Application.

Project Period: Up to 36 months

Estimated Available Funds: $39,000,000

Average Award Range: $100,000 - $750,000 per year

Estimated Average Size of Awards: $427,000

Estimated Number of Awards: 93

Competition Manager: Carlette Huntley
Email address: Carlette.Huntley@ed.gov
Telephone: (202) 245-7871

The Notice of Final Priorities (NFP) and the Notice Inviting Applications (NIA) were published in the Federal Register on June 18, 2010. The FY 2010 grant application package may be downloaded from the following Department of Education's websites: http://e-Grants.ed.gov or
http://www2.ed.gov/programs/whitephysed/applicant.html

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