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Healthy Habits for Life

Grants to Kansas K-12 Schools in Eligible Areas to Reduce
Childhood Obesity and Promote Healthy Lifestyles

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas (BCBSKS) Foundation

Deadline Date:

10/06/17 Postmark or Electronic Receipt


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Grants of up to $1,000 to Kansas K-12 schools in all counties (except for Johnson and Wyandotte County) to promote healthy lifestyles and combat childhood obesity. Applications are invited for activities that teach healthy eating, promote physical activity, and mitigate students’ risk of cardiovascular disease.

School nurses, physical education teachers, principals, health or family and consumer science teachers, or other administrators are encouraged to apply for funding that they may use during 2017.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 175404

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum grant amount is $1,000.

Term of Contract:

Grant funds will be distributed by December 15, 2017, and can be used for programs administered during the 2018 calendar year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

K-12 schools within the the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Foundation service area are eligible to apply. The Service area includes all Kansas counties except Johnson and Wyandotte.

School personnel are encouraged to collaborate on a program for their school. Funds cannot be used for salary or wages of any staff or employee.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant applications must be postmarked or received electronically (email or fax) no later than Oct. 6, 2017.

More information on how to apply:

Past grant recipients are eligible to apply again but must adequately explain how an additional grant would allow them to either expand their existing program or create a new one.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

For more information or to submit a grant request, contact:

Marlou Wegener, Chief Operating Officer
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Foundation
Mailstop 529B4
1133 SW Topeka Blvd.
Topeka, KS 66629-0001

Telephone: 1-800-432-0216, ext. 7246
In Topeka: 785-291-7246
Fax: 785-291-8997

Grant Coverage Areas:

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas serves all counties in Kansas except Johnson and Wyandotte.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Kansas