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.

During the school year 2017 – 2018 Blue Cross awarded grants totaling $250,000 to 26 schools throughout the state. The participating schools were:

 

To watch the 2017 recipients of the Be Healthy School Grant receive their award, please choose a school below:

Banks School
Barbour County Primary School
Brookhill Elementary School
Cahaba Elementary School
Clay Elementary School
Dixie Elementary School
Douglas Elementary School
Evergreen Elementary School
Glenwood School
Harrand Creek Elementary School
Martha Gaskins Elementary School
Montevallo Elementary School
Pelham Oaks Elementary School
Riverton Elementary School
Swift School
Troy Elementary School
Walter Jackson Elementary School