PEP Update- Funded at $74.5 Million

From Artie Kamiya  

Good News for PEP Grants! PEP Receives $74.5 million in FY2014 Budget Bill! Congress completed work on a bill to fund the government for remainder of FY2014 yesterday and the Carol White Physical Education Program (PEP) received $74.5 million. “PEP continues to defy the odds in a time of tight budgets and receive level funding.” Commented Bill Sells, VP Government Relations for SFIA “We’ve come a long way over the past decade. The healthy lifestyle message has resonated with Congress and funding of PEP is a great indicator of the importance in getting America’s young people started on a lifetime of physical activity.”