Financial support remains one of the most challenging areas for schools and school districts looking to make positive changes. We continue to seek outside funding opportunities and resources for for schools throughout the year, and will update this page periodically. If you have an idea for a project or program for your school or district, and don’t know where to get started, contact our Healthy Schools PA coordinator!
Below is a list of current grant opportunities:
- Request for Proposals
- Driving PA Forward – School Bus Retro-fit Grant Program
Approximately $30 million is being allocated over a 5-year period to fund rebates for class 4 – 8 school buses, and shuttle buses. Replacing or repowering vehicles containing older diesel engines with new technology can reduce emissions by up to 90%.
- EPA Tools for Schools Grants
Numerous sources of funding are available to create and support healthy, productive school environments for students and staff in areas like Environmental Education, School Bus Clean Diesel Rebate program, School Gardens, and High-Performance Green Schools renovation and capital improvement projects (PA only).
- Highmark Schools Grants – Environmental Health
School environments can affect students’ health, school performance, attendance and concentration. Highmark’s School Grants program allows schools to fund environmental health initiatives such as Green Cleaning, Indoor Air Quality, and Asthma-Friendly School Environments.
- Action for Healthy Kids – School Grants
Despite wanting to do what’s best for students’ health and academic success, many schools lack the necessary resources to implement health and wellness practices that help students eat better, stay physically active and be better prepared to learn. This mini-grant program allows any member from the school community, including parents, apply for mini-grants up to $3,000 to implement or expand school-wide initiatives on health, nutrition, and physical activity. Deadline to submit a grant proposal is April 5, 2019.
- Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Community Grants
Lowe’s Toolbox for Education awards mini-grants to eligible schools and communities in two cycles yearly (spring and fall). Lowe’s Small Toolbox for Education grant program is funded by the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation, which has supported thousands of grassroots community and school projects in the communities where Lowe’s does business.