Offered through the School of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences at San Diego State University

This award was established by Dr. Thom McKenzie and Dr. Jim Sallis — the two principal investigators who started SPARK in 1989. Funding is available to bring SPARK (curriculum, training, and equipment) to organizations (schools, districts, after school, or early childhood centers) and individual PE teachers or physical activity providers who serve in low-income communities.

Round Two!

Note: Funding for SPARK Equity Awards will be available on an annual basis.

Submit your Application Today!

View the categories below to access the corresponding application.


PE Teachers, Physical Activity Providers


Schools, Districts, After School or Early Childhood Centers

Applications due by 11:59pm PT February 16, 2024.

Join our December Webinar to Learn More!

Date: Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Time: 5:00pm PT / 8:00pm ET