Each year, the Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP) awards millions of dollars to schools and community-based organizations to initiate, expand, and improve physical education programs.
Funding for PEP is in serious danger and could be eliminated. Although the most recent Federal budgets (which did not include money for PEP) were not approved, there is still a good chance the final budget will not include funds set aside for PEP .
The purpose of the Carol M. White Physical Education Program grant is to provide funds to local educational agencies and community-based organizations to initiate, expand, and improve physical education programs. This federal grant program provides funds to school districts to initiate and improve physical education in schools. Grants range from $100,000 to $500,000 and funds can be used to purchase equipment and train teachers.
We urge all schools to become heavily involved in supporting this initiative so the government can provide funding assistance to school districts to improve physical education in schools.
The PEP grants may be used to initiate, expand or improve physical education programs designed to assist the students in making progress toward meeting State standards for physical education by providing funds for training and education of teachers and staff, and for equipment and support, to enable students in one or more grades kindergarten through 12 to participate actively in physical education activities.
What can you do to help save PEP?
- Click Here to Send a letter to Congress today & show your support
- Click Here to download the “I Support the PEP Grant” button image (see below) to use on Facebook,Twitter, on your website, in flyers, and anywhere else you can think of!
Click Here for more information on the 2011 PEP Grant…