Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and Action For Healthy Kids (AFHK)
Awards to Wisconsin schools to recognize exceptional collaborative efforts to create healthy and equitable learning environments. Schools must create a wellness or school health team before applying. This award program aims to minimize gaps in educational achievement by supporting collaborative engagement. In addition, this award is a way to recognize and celebrate schools with policies, programs, and the infrastructure to promote and sustain a healthy learning environment.
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) is committed to assisting schools in addressing the barriers which impede students ability to meet their maximum potential. Systematically supporting all areas/levels within education (students, educators in schools, school building level, LEA, regional agency, state education agency) is the best chance at accomplishing big goals.
As DPI continues to develop initiatives to help schools support the mission and vision of ensuring every student graduates college and career ready, alignment between those initiatives and the Wisconsin School Health/WSCC Award will be imperative going forward. DPI wants the awards program to be in concert with meeting the overarching goals of reducing achievement gaps. This will result in incremental changes to the award process that will be executed in phases over time.
DPI recognizes that creating an equitable and healthy learning environment goes beyond nutrition, health education, and physical education/physical activity. It takes a collaborative approach, therefore an emphasis is focused on utilizing the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) approach to education. The Wisconsin School Health Award will now be known as the Wisconsin School WSCC Award as a way to recognize, celebrate, and honor schools who promote programs that support the whole child.
GrantWatch ID#: 162690
Schools in Wisconsin may apply.
There is one deadline, March 31st.
Schools that do not have a wellness/coordinated school health/WSCC team should create one. A team should include individuals that mirror the diversity of the school and community, as well as have representatives of various roles within a school and community. The team should review district and/or school wellness policy and other relevant policies before applying.
See the URL for Full Text link below for full application instructions.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Register to create an account: https://afhkschoolportal.force.com/AFHK_Communities_Login
Application form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSecHJoYrIYmbePKSnH2TM2pPa8aTTAV49fgtgmLqnoP3BgChQ/formrestricted
For questions, contact:
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Tony Evers, State Superintendent
125 S. Webster Street
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 266-3390 • (800) 441-4563