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.


Apply for Funding


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



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 the following schools:


School City County
Advent Episcopal School Birmingham Jefferson
Airport Intermediate Coosada Elmore
Akron Community Akron Hale
Albert Turner Sr. Elementary Marion Perry
Amelia Love Johnson Thomaston Marengo
Andalusia Elementary Andalusia Covington
Arcadia Elementary Tuscaloosa Tuscaloosa
Banks School Banks Pike
Auburn Early Education Auburn Lee
Bear Exploration Center Montgomery Montgomery
Blossomwood Elementary Huntsville Madison
Bluff Park Elementary Hoover Jefferson
Brilliant Elementary Brilliant Marion
Brocks Gap Intermediate Hoover Jefferson
Brooks Elementary Killen Lauderdale
Brookwood Forest Elementary Mountain Brook Jefferson
Calera Elementary Calera Shelby
Catoma Elementary Montgomery Montgomery
Central Elementary Rockford Coosa
Centre Elementary Centre Cherokee
Challenger Elementary Huntsville Madison
Chapman P – 8 Hunstville Madison
C.J. Donald Elementary Fairfield Jefferson
Clanton Elementary Clanton Chilton
Cleburne County Elementary Heflin Cleburne
College Street Elementary Enterprise Coffee
Creek View Elementary Maylene Shelby
Crestmont Elementary Northport Tuscaloosa
Deer Valley Elementary Hoover Jefferson
Double Sprints Middle Double Springs Winston
Erwin Craighead Elementary Mobile Mobile
Escambia County Middle Atmore Escambia
Fairhope Intermediate Fairhope Baldwin
Five Points Elementary Five Points Chambers
Forest Oaks Elementary Chelsea Shelby
George Washington Carver Tuskegee Macon
Glen Iris Elementary Birmingham Jefferson
Greenville Middle Greenville Butler
Hall - Kent Elementary Homewood Jefferson
Harlan Elementary Florence Lauderdale
Hartselle Intermediate Hartselle Morgan
Hemphill Elementary Birmingham Jefferson
Homewood Middle Homewood Jefferson
Houston Elementary Talladega Talladega
Huffman Middle Birmingham Jefferson
Huntington Place Elementary Tuscaloosa Tuscaloosa
Ivalee Attalla Etowah
J. Larry Newton School Fairhope Baldwin
Jemison Elementary Jemison Chilton
Joseph Lisenby Elementary Ozark Dale
J.S. Abrams Elementary Bessemer Jefferson
Ladonia Elementary Phenix City Russell
Margaret Yarbrough Elementary Auburn Lee
Martin Luther King Elementary Montgomery Montgomery
Monte Sano Elementary Huntsville Madison
Morris Avenue Intermediate Opelika Lee
Mt. Olive Primary Fort Mitchell Russell
Oakdale Elementary Tuscaloosa Tuscaloosa
Oak Mountain Elementary Birmingham Shelby
Ogletree Elementary Auburn Lee
Opp Elementary Opp Covington
Owens Cross Roads Elementary Owens Cross Roads Madison
Oxmoor Valley Elementary Birmingham Jefferson
Pick Elementary Auburn Lee
Pinecrest Elementary Sylacauga Talladega
Pinedale Elementary Enterprise Coffee
Pintlala Elementary Hope Hull Montgomery
Pratville Christian Academy Pratville Autauga
Randolph Park Elementary Anniston Calhoun
Red Bay High Red Bay Franklin
Reform Elementary Reform Pickens
Richland Elementary Auburn Lee
Riverton Elementary Hunstville Madison
Robert C. Hatch High Uniontown Perry
Rucker Blvd Elementary Enterprise Coffee
Salem Elementary Selma Dallas
Samson Elementary Samson Geneva
Shades Cahaba Elementary Homewood Jefferson
Slocomb Elementary Slocomb Geneva
Sloman Primary Douglas Marshall
Southside Primary Selma Dallas
Steele Jr. High Steele St. Clair
Sulligent Elementary Sulligent Lamar
Taylor White Elementary Mobile Mobile
Thompson Intermediate Alabaster Shelby
Threadgill Primary Sheffield Colbert
T.R. Simmons Elementary Jasper Walker
Tuscaloosa Magnet Tuscaloosa Tuscaloosa
Tuskegee Public Tuskegee Macon
Union Springs Elementary Union Springs Bullock
Valley Elementary Pelham Shelby
Valley Grande Elementary Valley Grande Dallas
Vaughn Road Elementary Montgomery Montgomery
West Jasper Elementary Jasper Walker
Westside Elementary Demopolis Marengo
W.J. Christian K – 8 Birmingham Jefferson
Wrights Mill Road Elementary Auburn Lee