childhood obesity grants According to the NYS Department of Health, 1/3 of children in NYS are obese or overweight; a rate that has tripled over the past 3 decades. In an article titled “Obesity rates trending upward among Erie County children” published in The Buffalo News this past November, a map of childhood obesity in Western New York was provided, as well as a discussion of area school districts with concerning  overweight/obesity statistics.

To assist in reversing this disturbing trend, the US Department of Education provides grant funding to school districts and community-based organizations to “initiate, expand, and improve physical education for students in grades K-12” through its Carol White Physical Education Program (PEP), expected to be released March 15, 2016. These 3-year grants allow grantees to implement a range of activities to improve students’ access to quality physical education opportunities.

Via Evaluation has years of experience with the Carol White Program and can help your organization write a competitive grant proposal for this program including the required evaluation plan. For more information about Via Evaluation’s Grant Writing services, please contact Holly Dickinson, Director of Grant Writing at or (716) 362-0627 ext. 203.

   Carol M. White Physical Education Program