Georgia Shape is a statewide initiative to address childhood obesity in Georgia. Georgia Shape, coordinated by the Georgia Department of Public Health, will award grants for the 2019-20 school year to public elementary, middle, and high schools to expand and enhance their physical activity and nutrition efforts.
Georgia Shape will provide grants to schools to implement evidenced-based strategies and activities that advance policies and improve environments that support the adoption of healthy behaviors. Click here to read the full funding opportunity.
At no cost to the grantee, the Georgia Health Policy Center will lead the technical assistance, support and training for all funded schools. Examples of technical assistance include helping grantees conduct health assessments, providing reference tools, assisting with implementation of actions/activities, conducting peer learning and trainings, and assisting with evaluation.
Schools may apply for funding option 1 or funding option 2 below:
- Core Grant: Receive $3,200 to implement 2 nutrition priority activities* during the 2019-20 school year
- Enhanced Grant: Receive $5,200 to implement 2 nutrition AND 1 physical activitypriority activities* during the 2019-20 school year
*There is an approved nutrition and physical activity priority activities list available within the application – please choose from this list.
If funded, all Shape School grantees are required to:
- Identify a Shape Grant school champion
- Establish or enhance an existing health or wellness council
- Attend a two-day Shape grantees summit October 15-16, 2019; NOTE: $200 has been added to the each grant type to help pay for substitute reimbursements, hotel and travel expenses incurred as a result of attending the summit. Grantees are permitted to pay for summit expenses from their grant funds.
- Implement nutrition/physical activity priority activities during the 2019-20 school year
- Participate in training and technical assistance
- Submit a final report of activities and outcomes to the Georgia Department of Public Health and Georgia Health Policy Center
- Be a Georgia public school (elementary, middle or high)
- Participate in the National School Lunch program
- Have collected and reported FitnessGram data to the Georgia Department of Education for the 2018-19 school year
- A school is not eligible if they received a $4,000 or $5,000 Shape grant in the 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18 or 2018-19 school year.
Funding Agency: Funding for this project is provided by the Georgia Department of Public Health under the Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant. Documents and other materials published by schools created with Shape grants must reference award number 1NB01OT009291.
Anticipated Funding Opportunity Release: Friday, August 30, 2019
Application Due: Monday, September 23, 2019 11:59 am EST
Anticipated Award Notification: Monday, September 30, 2019
Performance Period: October 2019 to June 2020
How to Apply
Complete the online application between Friday, August 30, 2019 and Monday, September 23, 2019 11:59 am EST. Click here to begin the online application.