PEP Bill Progress

by Diane Lofshult on Jun 01, 2003

In February, Congress finalized a 20 percent increase in funding for the Physical Education for Progress program, since renamed the Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP). The increase will translate to $60 million in grant money for fiscal year 2003 for local school districts and community organizations. This amount represents an increase of $10 million over last year’s PEP allocation.

PEP grants can be used to purchase fitness equipment and educate teachers about innovations in physical education programs. Examples of purchases that PEP grants have funded in the past include treadmills, heart rate monitors, assessment technology and all manner of sporting equipment, according to the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association International.

For an informative article that will provide practical tips on grant writing for fitness professionals, see the September issue of this magazine!

IDEA Health Fitness Source, Volume 2004, Issue 6

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