Be Healthy School Grant Program

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama will make available $250,000 and award grants up to $10,000 to schools across the state that enroll students in grades K through six. The grants are for the implementation of school-based health and wellness programs that emphasize increased exercise, nutrition education and parental involvement during the school year. Grant requests are generally accepted between January and March.

 

 

Guidelines for Consideration

To be eligible for funding a school must:

  • Be located in Alabama
  • Serve students in grades K-6 (must serve at least one of these grades)
  • Must be public or private non-profit
  • Awards are payable to schools only

 

Not Eligible for Support

  • For profit schools
  • Sports leagues or teams of individual schools
  • Any activity deemed inappropriate by BCBSAL

 

How to Apply

All funding requests must be submitted online.

Please use this sample to help you prepare the information needed to complete an application. Application Sample

 

Apply for Funding

 

For additional information about The Be Healthy School Grant Program, please contact us at CommunityRelations@bcbsal.org or 205-220-7821.

 

Recipients

In our commitment to help prevent childhood obesity, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama’s Be Healthy School Grant Program supports schools throughout Alabama. The grants are for the implementation of school-based health and wellness programs, emphasizing increased exercise, nutrition education and parental involvement during the school year.

Since 2012, Blue Cross has awarded over $1,019,000 in 114 Be Healthy School Grants statewide impacting nearly 57,500 students.  To view schools that have been awarded grants, please select a program year:

 

To watch the 2016 recipients of the Be Healthy School Grant receive their award, please choose a school below:

Tuskegee Public
Fairhope Intermediate: Video 1 and Video 2
Calera Elementary
Central Elementary
Double Springs
Hall Kent Elementary
Jemison Elementary
Oakdale Elementary
Oxmoor Valley Elementary
Reform Elementary
Sulligent Elementary 
TR Simmons Elementary
Tuscaloosa Magnet
West Jasper Elementary
J. Larry Newton: Video 1 and Video 2
Morris Avenue Intermediate
Andalusia Elementary
Banks School
Martin Luther King Elementary 
Opp Elementary
Prattville Christian Academy
Robert C Hatch High
Union Springs Elementary
Escambia County Middle: Video 1 and Video 2
Pinedale Elementary
Riverton Elementary: Video 1 and Video 2
Robert D Slowman Primary: Video 1 and Video 2
WA Threadgill Primary: Video 1 and Video 2