If you’re looking to make healthy changes happen at your school but need a little help doing it, you’ve come to the right place!
Throughout the year, schools like yours can apply for the chance to receive funding and/or equipment from Fuel Up to Play 60 to support your school’s wellness goals. Whether you hope to launch Breakfast in the Classroom, an NFL FLAG-In-Schools program, or a new school garden, all it takes is an educator like you with some great ideas!
Students Positively Impacted
“With our grant money (from Funds for FUTP 60) we were able to start a "grab & go" breakfast program. On average each week we served around 50 additional students. We also were able to offer Smoothie Fridays!”
School Nutrition Manager, Richmond, Utah
"Without the help of FUTP 60, we would have a hard time supplying the students with recess equipment every year. The funding helps to make that possible."
Educator, Omaha, Nebraska
“We are very thankful for having received this (school meal delivery) cart. The kickoff event was fantastic, the cart looks and works great. It has helped us get thousands of meals to our students.”
School Nutrition Manager, Norwood, Massachusetts
“This year we received an NFL FLAG Football Kit... the students learned a variety of lessons like throwing and catching and even kicking and punting. The children couldn't wait until after school to get to practice. I have seen an increase in their aerobic capacity, and I think that this program... had a lot to do with it. Thank you Fuel Up to Play 60!”
Physical Education Teacher, Spring Branch, Texas
Check Out These Past Opportunities!
Educators applied to receive a Healthy Start Smoothie Kit, including everything a school needs to offer students tasty and nutritious smoothies made with real dairy.
To access smoothie resources
Educators applied for “Fitness Kits” to support their school in the quest to get kids active for 60-minutes each day.
Equipment to Support School Meal Distribution
Making sure every student has access to a healthy breakfast is a goal we can all support. Educators applied for Grab and Go Breakfast Carts for their schools, an innovative way to increase breakfast participation.
Get notified when funding opportunities are available!
Multiple funding opportunities are available throughout the school year, including some specific to your area.
Up to $4,000 per year is available to qualified K-12 schools enrolled in Fuel Up to Play 60 to jump-start healthy changes.
The first step will be to make your Play selections from the Fuel Up to Play 60 Playbook, then apply for funding to implement your plan.
Look for updates on when the next Funds for Fuel Up to Play 60 application will open in the spring of 2022!
THANKS TO OUR COLLABORATORS!
Funding for Fuel Up to Play 60 is generously provided by America's Dairy Farmers.
Funds for FUTP 60 is available to any qualified U.S. K‐12 school enrolled in Fuel Up to Play 60. Sponsored by National Dairy Council, state and regional Dairy Councils and other supporting organizations, the competitive, nationwide funding program provides up to $4,000 per year, per school or equipment of a similar value — to jumpstart healthy changes.
Funds are used to help your school implement one Healthy Eating Play and one Physical Activity Play from the Fuel Up to Play 60 Playbook.
Must be enrolled in Fuel Up to Play 60.
Must participate in the National School Lunch Program.
Must have a registered FUTP 60 Program Advisor.
If your school received past funding from FUTP 60, your school must have submitted all required final reporting.
You can find a full list of eligibility and guidelines here.
What Is The Application Deadline?
There is one funding application deadline each school year. Typically, the application opens in March and closes in April. Funds awarded are to be used to implement your approved budget beginning at Back to School of the following school year.
Can We Apply More Than Once?
Yes! Schools may apply even if they have applied and/or been awarded funding in previous years. However, the new funding must be used for activities that are different from and/or build upon past funded initiatives. Also note that schools must have submitted all required reporting for previous funding awards to be eligible for additional funding.
What Is The Application Deadline?
The purpose of Funds for Fuel Up to Play 60 is to help your school increase:
Student awareness of the importance of healthy eating and increased physical activity.
Student access to and consumption of nutrient-rich foods, including low-fat and fat-free dairy, fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
Student opportunities for and participation in physical activity in school.
Sustainable changes to help make your school a healthier place.
Funds can be used to implement one Healthy Eating Play and one Physical Activity Play from the Playbook. Plays are initiatives that your school can implement or adapt to make healthy improvements. For more information and ideas, see Funding Ideas.
How Can Our School Use The Funds?
Funds can be used to implement one Healthy Eating Play and one Physical Activity Play from the Playbook. Plays are activities that your school can implement or adapt to make healthy improvements. For more information and ideas, see Funding Ideas. You are encouraged to request only the amount of money your school will need — from a minimum of $300 to a maximum of $4,000.
For specific examples of how your school can use Funds, download Funding Ideas. Please note, you are encouraged to request only the amount of money your school will need — from a minimum of $300 to a maximum of $4,000. You can also refer to the FUTP 60 Equipment Catalog as you consider what items you’d like to purchase with your funding.
Who Can Apply For The Funds?
Schools at different stages of program involvement may apply for Funds for Fuel Up to Play 60 — whether you’re just starting out with the program and beginning to make improvements in your school’s nutrition and physical activity environment, or you’re looking to expand and extend an initiative that’s already in motion.
How Do We Apply For The Funds?
Step 1: Review the Plays in thePlaybook and select one Healthy Eating Play and one Physical Activity Play that you will implement in your school using awarded funding.
Step 2: Review the Sample Application to help with planning. Then, complete and submit the online application.
How Will Our Application Be Judged?
Funds will be awarded based on a competitive review of each application, taking into consideration the following factors: school enrollment; student involvement and reach; in-school support; intended uses of Funds to help implement Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Plays; school location; and the sustainability of the proposed program. Consideration will be given to schools in underserved communities, whose students are most at risk for poor nutrition and childhood obesity. To learn more about judging criteria, download Funds for Fuel Up to Play 60:Eligibility and Guidelines.
What Reporting Is Required Of Funded Schools?
Your school will be expected to submit an online Funds Use and Impact Report at the end of the school year. You will be asked to describe how your school used your funding and the impact it has had on your students, staff, school, parents and community. You will also be required to provide Average Daily Participation (ADP) for breakfast and lunch, as well as dairy sales data. Please work with your School Nutrition/Food Service Manager to supply this data. The report will open in April; the deadline is in May.