What are PHIT America GO! Grants?

What is the history of the GO! Grants?

Who administers the GO! Grants?

What type of school can apply for a GO! Grant?

Does an applicant have to hold a specific role/title with a school to apply?

Is a List of 2015 Award Recipients Available?

Is a List of 2016 Award Recipients Available?

Who is PHIT America?

Who is KIDS in the GAME?

Questions

Questions About GO! Grants, PHIT America, and Kids in the Game

What are PHIT America GO! Grants?

GO! Grants are $1,000 to $5,000 grants to public and charter K-6 schools to spark and sustain physical activity programs that take place before, during or after the school day. The funds may be used for equipment, facilities, professional development for adults and programs that increase students’ physical activity to the recommended 60 minutes or more per day.

What is the history of the GO! Grants?

The GO! Grants were launched in 2015 through a partnership between PHIT America, KIDS in the GAME and the Sports and Fitness Industry Association. Since the 2015 school year, the GO! Grant program has awarded 274 grants to public and charter schools in 38 states, supporting proven programs as well as community-designed approaches. On average, students are gaining an additional 85 minutes of physical activity per week, doubling the activity levels of over 100,000 K-6 age children.

Who administers the GO! Grants?

The application, review, award agreement and evaluation stages are all administered by the KIDS in the GAME team. Schools apply digitally through the GO! Grant platform and are alerted on their application status at the conclusion of the review stage. Schools that have been awarded a GO! Grant are required to complete an award agreement form, agreeing to use the funds and operate their program in accordance with their proposal. At the conclusion of their program, schools must submit an evaluation form back to KIDS in the GAME which includes program data, testimonials and pictures/videos.

What type of school can apply for a GO! Grant?

Only public and charter schools serving K-6 students can apply. Schools must be enrolled or willing to enroll in Let’s Move! Active Schools (http://www.letsmoveschools.org/) and dedicated to increasing student physical activity to the nationally recommended 60 minutes per day.

Does an applicant have to hold a specific role/title with a school to apply?

No. Applications can be completed by teachers, administrators, parents, PTO and PTA groups or community members. However, the applications must include a secondary contact that is associated with the school because grant checks will be awarded directly to the school, unless there is a special agreement with a PTO or PTA.

Who is PHIT America?

Founded in January 2013, PHIT America (www.phitamerica.org) is a non-profit campaign focused on overcoming the severe ramifications of the ‘Inactivity Pandemic’ through three strategic approaches – education, supporting school-based activity programs, and advocating – which will get Americans, especially our youth, more active, fit and healthy.  For more information about PHIT America, visit www.PHITAmerica.org.

Is a List of 2015 Award Recipients Available?

Yes, the 2015 list is available for download from kidsinthegame.org

Is a List of 2016 Award Recipients Available?

Yes, the 2016 list is available for download from kidsinthegame.org

Who is KIDS in the GAME?

KIDS in the GAME is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit focused on inspiring kids to thrive in life through sports. We provide financial assistance to help youth gain access to the various physical activity programs in the communitiies before, during and after school. We raise awareness of the importance of athletics in developing future leaders, with skills and values that transfer from the sports field into the classroom, workplace, family and community.

We believe that every kid deserves a chance to play.