Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama Encouraging Schools Statewide to Apply for the Be Healthy School Grant Program
Birmingham, AL - In our ongoing commitment to help prevent childhood obesity, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama is proud to continue its Be Healthy School Grant Program. For the 2023 -2024 school year, Blue Cross will make available $300,000 and award grants up to $10,000 to 30 schools across the state that enroll students in grades K through 12. Since 2012, Blue Cross has awarded more than $2.6 million in 284 Be Healthy School Grants statewide impacting over 134,000 students.
“We sincerely appreciate our strong partnerships with schools across Alabama and are proud to see the positive results from the Be Healthy School Grant Program,” said Tim King, Community Relations Manager, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama. “This investment makes available the resources needed for our children to lead the healthiest lives possible, which long-term means a healthier Alabama.”
The grants are for the implementation of school-based health and wellness programs that emphasize increased exercise and nutrition education involvement during the school year. Applications can now be completed on the Blue Cross website at AlabamaBlue.com/schoolgrant. The deadline to apply is Friday, July 16, 2023. Each selected school will receive a grant of up to $10,000, and schools will be further recognized with a Blue Cross Be Healthy School banner.
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