Up to $4,000 per year is available to qualifying K-12 schools! To receive Funds for Fuel Up to Play 60, you will choose one Healthy Eating and one Physical Activity Play.
Check out the new and enhanced 2014-2015 Plays that are eligible for Funds this school year! The Healthy Eating Plays focus on all school meals throughout the day, including snacks. The Physical Activity Plays provide opportunities for physical activity inside and outside of regular school hours, and ideas that include the entire community.
All Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Plays in the 2014-2015 Playbook are available for funding. See below for special opportunities available for the November 5, 2014 deadline of Funds for Fuel Up to Play 60.
Review the Application
Complete the School Wellness Investigation
Print a copy of the application to use as a guide as you gather information. Then when you are ready to apply, you'll have everything you'll need to complete the online application.
Find out where to improve your school's nutrition and physical activity environment and get a customized list of recommended Plays based on your school's needs.
Funds for Fuel Up to Play 60 is designed to support one Healthy Eating Play and one Physical Activity Play. Choose the Plays that best fit your school's needs.
Fuel Up to Play 60 has teamed up with the Presidential Youth Fitness Program to help students get healthy through quality in-school physical education programs. Schools that apply for Funds for Fuel Up to Play 60 and choose the "Make Your Case for Quality Physical Education" Play will have a chance to receive PYFP resources valued at more than $2,500.
Schools selected for this funding award will receive:
Schools that successfully apply for Grab and Go – Anytime! will be awarded food service equipment for their school, valued at $2,000.This equipment includes an upright refrigerator for serving milk, insulated bags and carts, or a moveable kiosk with a cashier area. Schools are eligible to receive funding for their Physical Activity Play as well.
Fuel Up to Play 60 and ChildObesity180 have teamed up to deliver high-quality physical activity in a fun and challenging way! 100 Mile Club® challenges students with a simple goal: walk, jog or run 100 miles at school in a single school year. And Fuel Up to Play 60 schools that join Let’s Move! Active Schools are eligible to apply for funding to implement the award-winning 100 Mile Club®, and get help creating a customized wellness plan and access to free in-person trainings and materials.
Fuel Up to Play 60 has teamed up with The Quaker Oats Company to offer funding for schools selecting the Breakfast in the Classroom Play. This Play is a proven way to help get more students to eat breakfast which, can help them do better in school, and it can be done without taking away from learning.
Funding opportunities are available to any qualified K-12 school enrolled in Fuel Up to Play 60. Sponsored by the National Dairy Council, state and regional Dairy Councils and other supporting organizations, the competitive, nationwide funding program provides seed money - up to $4,000 per year, per school – to help your school implement one Healthy Eating Play and one Physical Activity Play from the 2015-16 edition of the Fuel Up to Play 60 Playbook.
In order to submit your application for funding for Fuel Up to Play 60, your school must meet the criteria outlined below:
There are two funding application deadlines during the 2015-2016 school year: Tuesday, June 16, 2015 and Wednesday, November 4, 2015. You can apply during more than one application period, for a school-year maximum of $4,000.
The purpose of Funds for Fuel Up to Play 60 is to help your school increase:
Funds can be used to implement one Healthy Eating Play and one Physical Activity Plays from the 2015-16 edition of the Fuel Up to Play 60 Playbook. Plays are action strategies that your school can use or adapt to make healthy improvements. For more information and ideas, see Funding Ideas. You are encouraged to request only the amount of money your school will need – from a minimum of $300 up to a maximum of $4,000.
Yes! Schools may apply more than once within the school year but can receive a total maximum of $4,000 for the school year. We ask that when you apply, you ask only for the amount of money your school can use now, then consider applying later in the school year for additional funding.
Schools at different stages of program involvement may apply for Funds for Fuel Up to Play 60 – whether you’re just starting out with the program and beginning to make improvements in your school’s nutrition and physical activity environment or whether you’re looking to expand and extend an initiative that’s already in motion. To learn whether your school qualifies, download Funds for Fuel Up to Play 60: Eligibility and Guidelines.
Funds for Fuel Up to Play 60 may be used to support one Healthy Eating Play and one Physical Activity Plays from the Playbook. The Playbook includes Plays, or action strategies, your school can use or adapt.
For specific examples of how your school can use Funds, download Funding Ideas. Please note, you are encouraged to request only the amount of money your school will need – from a minimum of $300 up to a maximum of $4,000.
The Fuel Up to Play 60 School Wellness Investigation will help you collect information about the current nutrition and physical activity environment in your school – and identify opportunities to make the environment even better. Adults can provide guidance and should input results into the School Wellness Investigation tool, but the students working on Fuel Up to Play 60 should collect the data. It's a great learning and leadership opportunity!
The School Wellness Investigation is adapted from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s School Health Index, and asks questions that are aligned with best practices in school wellness.
The School Wellness Investigation will provide you with a customized list of Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Plays that you can implement to improve your school’s wellness environment. You will receive your recommendations when you complete the online School Wellness Investigation, based on the answers you provide in the three modules.
Tracking and measuring the impact of your Fuel Up to Play 60 program lets you know whether your efforts are working. One easy way to track progress is to conduct the School Wellness Investigation before your program begins (in preparation for applying for Funds) and after you’ve put your program in place. Other ways to track the impact include:
Funds will be awarded based on a competitive review of each application, taking into consideration the following factors: school enrollment; student involvement and reach; in-school support; intended uses of Funds to help implement Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Plays; school location; and the sustainability of the proposed program. Consideration will also be given to schools in underserved communities, whose students are most at risk for poor nutrition and childhood overweight and obesity. To learn more about judging criteria, download Funds for Fuel Up to Play 60: Eligibility and Guidelines.
Step 1: Review the Plays in the 2015-16 Playbook and select one Healthy Eating Play and one Phyiscal Activity Play that you will implement in your school using awarded funding.
Step 2: Complete and submit the online application.
Via your Fuel Up to Play 60 Dashboard, you will receive notification of the funding decision within approximately six weeks of the application deadline, and funds will be distributed shortly thereafter. At the end of the school year, you must complete online follow-up reports to document activities, expenditures and impact.
You are welcome to apply again in another funding cycle. You may find it helpful to consult with your local Dairy Council representative, who may be able to offer suggestions for strengthening your application.