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Walk/Run Equipment Grant

In-Kind Grants of Equipment to USA Schools
for Walking and Running Programs

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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New Balance Foundation

Deadline Date:

09/15/17 11:59 PM ET


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In-kind grants of running or walking equipment valued up to $500 to USA K-12 schools to encourage and motivate students to exercise. Funding is intended for a wide range of products, such as stopwatches, accelerometers, hurdles, batons, cones, spot markers, and more. Strong applications will clearly explain how the equipment will help enhance walk/run programming.

Please note: A minimum of 60% of Billion Mile Race Fun Run Grants awarded will be distributed to schools serving populations where 50% or more of students are eligible for free or reduced price lunch. At least 30% of Billion Mile Race Fun Run Grants will be awarded to schools serving populations where 80% or more of students are eligible for free or reduced price lunch.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 175706

Number of Grants:

Up to 20

Estimated Size of Grant:

In-kind grants of running/walking equipment or technology valued up to $500.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible, schools must serve children in at least one K-12 grade.

Employees and immediate family members (spouses and parents, children and siblings and their spouses) and persons living in the same household as employees of Tufts University are not eligible to apply.

Entrants that do not meet these stated requirements are not eligible to participate or be awarded a grant. All applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. ChildObesity180 maintains ultimate authority over all determinations of eligibility.

Pre-Application Information:

Apply by September 15, 2017. Winning schools will be contacted via email after September 15, 2017.

The publicly available data on the percentage of students eligible for free or reduced school lunches is accessible to Billion Mile Race administrators once the applying school registers in the Billion Mile Race. The applicant does not have to specify the school's percent eligibility in the grant application. Where free and reduced-price lunch eligibility data are not available, a comparable metric will be used.

For the full list of possible equipment, visit:

Contact Information:

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

First, applicants must register:

Then, apply for a Walk/Run Equipment Grant online:

75 Kneeland St.
8th Floor
Boston, MA 02111

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