U.S. Department of Education  Awards Nearly $32 Million  to Local Education Agencies and  Community-Based Organizations  for Nutrition and Physical Education September 30, 2013
Contact:   Press Office, (202) 401-1576, press@ed.gov

Today, the U.S. Department of Education awarded 60 grants totaling nearly $32 million to Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and community-based organizations (CBOs) under the Carol M. White Physical Edu…
Congratulations to the following 2012-2013 PEP Grant Winners!
Information from a Department of Education Press Release 7-31-2012

State Applicant Name Amount
AK Yukon-Koyukuk School District $401,525
AR Hoxie School District #46 $291,387
AZ Pima Prevention Partnership $225,527
AZ Santa Cruz Regional School District $740,073
AZ Sunnyside Unified School District -- Student Services $631,464
CA Alvord Unified School District -- Special Projects $664,…
The Department of Education posted the new PEP grant winners for 2010 earlier today. Congratulations to all the districts that secured the grants.
A Federal Physical Education for Progress (PEP) Grant provided Central Kitsap schools money to install Peaceful Playgrounds games and markings at all 12 elementary schools in the district.

CKSD hopes the changes also will help in the classroom.

“If the kids are not all wound up, then the teachers will have more time for instruction,” Martin said.

More on CKSD PEP Grant.
With the goal to empower school age children nationwide with the means to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle, ING Run For Something Better (ING RFSB), in partnership with the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE), has developed a school-based running program. In addition to fighting childhood obesity, research shows that physical activity improves self esteem, school performance and overall well being.

Deadline: Apri…
Peaceful Playgrounds has many resources to assist you with writing your PEP grant.

One of the best resources is our Writing a Successful PEP Grant Webinar. The next PEP webinar will be Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 10:00 AM PST - Free registration for this date!

Another resource can be found on the Peaceful Playgrounds Grants page of the website where we have a special section entitled: Everything you need to Succeed in applying for a 2009 PEP G…
The most frequent question we receive here at Peaceful Playgrounds regarding PEP Grants is:
1. Will the PEP grant pay for a new playground or a new facility?

The purpose of the PEP grant is not to provide new playgrounds or facilities. The PEP grant provides funding for the development and implementation of physical education programs. As a result, funds are provided for curriculum development, teacher training, student fitness assessments, data …
If you are considering submitting a PEP grant don't forget to include the School Health Index data for Physical Education and Nutrition Services at very least.

The School Health Index is a free assessment tool that can be downloaded from the Center for Disease Control DASH website. The SHI Index is mentioned in the PEP Application question 2a & 3a. Those questions with a combined point value of 30 points specifically state "If the ap…
Don't miss the second PEP Grant technical assistance call in opportunity today.

Don't miss the final two technical assistance phone conferences for people interested in applying for 2008 PEP Grants.

Below is the call-in information for the PEP Technical Assistance calls:

Call Date - 2/28/08
Panel Chair - Debbie Kalnasy
Time - 2:30 pm ET
Duration: 1 ½ hours
Toll-Free Number - (866) 209-6102
Conference ID # - 36180127
"You don't need to re…
We have a new blog devoted to people working on 2008 PEP Grants.

Go to the new PEP Grants Blog and sign up for a RSS feed or subscribe via an email message to be sent daily to your mailbox.
Last Friday the Department of Education released the 2008 PEP Grant Application.


This program provides grants to initiate, expand, and improve physical education programs for K–12 students in order to help them make progress toward meeting state standards for physical education.


Funds may be used to provide equipment and support to enable students to participate actively in physical education activities. Funds …