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
For additional information about The Be Healthy School Grant Program, please contact us at CommunityRelations@bcbsal.org 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.
During the school year 2018 – 2019 Blue Cross awarded grants totaling $261,000 to 27 schools throughout the state. The participating schools were:
To watch the 2018 recipients of the Be Healthy School Grant receive their award, please choose a school below:
C.L. Salter Elementary
Double Springs Middle School
E.R. Dickson Elementary
Jefferson County IB School
Julian Newman Elementary
Lupton Jr. High
Montevallo Middle School
Moores Mill Intermediate
Opp Middle School
Phenix City Elementary
The Burkett Center
W.S. Harlan Elementary