October 7th, 2016

East St. Louis School District 189 implemented the research-based SPARK PE program when they received the PEP Grant. The PEP grant has helped the district revolutionize their physical education program for their students.

What is a PEP Grant?

April 13th, 2011

The PEP Grant, also known as the Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP) Grant, is a federally funded grant program designed to award money to local education agencies and community-based organizations, including religious organizations, to help them initiate, expand, or enhance physical education programs for K through 12 students. In 2011, the PEP Grant will award schools and community-based organizations anywhere from $100,000 to $750,000 for programs that help students work toward meeting state standards for physical education.

2011 PEP Grant Update & Helpful Tips

March 16th, 2011

As we wait for the 2011 PEP Grant competition to be announces here are a few tips to help you prepare. Update 3/29/11: Applications for the 2011 PEP Grant announced! Click Here for the application. Review last year’s guidelines: Rumor has it that very little will change for this year’s competition. However, be sure you […]

Help Save the PEP Grant!

March 10th, 2011

Each year, the Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP) awards millions of dollars to schools and community-based organizations to initiate, expand, and improve physical education programs. Funding for PEP is in serious danger and could be eliminated. Although the most recent Federal budgets (which did not include money for PEP) were not approved, there […]

Fueling Student Success with Food and Fitness

November 10th, 2010

Brain breaks for better focus and concentration… Healthy eating messages sprinkled throughout the school hallways, cafeteria, and classrooms… Nutrition education woven into PE and core curriculum K-12… Where is this happening? Check out West Orange, New Jersey school district! “Teaching our students to maintain a healthy balance with eating and exercise is our top priority. […]

Top 10 Reasons to Use PECAT with PEP Grants

October 21st, 2010

The purpose of the Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP) provides grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) and community-based organizations (CBOs) to initiate, expand, or enhance physical education programs, including after school programs, for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The priority is the initiation, expansion, and improvement of physical education programs (which may […]

The Top 10 Reasons to Use HECAT: Promoting Healthy Eating

October 6th, 2010

With the rise in childhood obesity, there has been an increased focus on nutrition education.  The 2010 Carol M. White PEP Grant requires nutrition education and improvements in nutrition policies.  The importance of connecting nutrition education and physical activity is clear. Without healthy eating and physical activity, healthy balance isn’t possible.  Traditionally, health education assessment […]

2010 PEP Grant Update & Helpful Tips

June 21st, 2010

2010 PEP Grant Applications have been announced and now it’s time to hustle! You’ve got 30 days (or less – depending on when you read this) to put in a high quality proposal. Here are a few important things to think about as you do your best to meet the deadline. Register online as soon […]

Thoughts on the PEP Grant from Dr. Sallis

April 14th, 2010

This week’s Blog entry features Dr. Sallis’ comments on the proposed changes to the Carol M. White PEP grant in response to: Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP) Program Summary of Notice of proposed priorities, requirements, and definitions. Published in the Federal Register, Vol. 75, No. 50; March 16, 2010 Thank you for the […]

3 Tips for Writing a 2010 PEP Grant

March 12th, 2010

This week we’re featuring a blog post from a guest author, Aaron Hart. Mr. Hart has been involved in the development of numerous successful PEP grants and we’re thankful to him for sharing some of his insights below: We’re all waiting eagerly for this year’s 2010 PEP Grant application guidelines. As we try to be […]