How to Apply
Follow These Steps!
This funding opportunity for the Presidential Youth Fitness Program applies to the 2014–2015 and 2015–2016 school years.* The funding covers 100% of the three program pillars (assessment, professional development, and recognition) for Year 1 (2014–2015) and 50% for Year 2 (2015–2016). Applications are due by 11:59 Eastern Time on April 30, 2014. Follow the steps below to get started!
*This is a private funding program administered by the AAU, AAHPERD, NFFSN, and The Cooper Institute®, co-sponsors of the PYFP. This is not a government grant program. The availability and administration of this funding opportunity, including the selection of recipients and all other decisions of the funding program, are not endorsed by any federal agency or office. No federal funds are being used in or for the administration or awarding of this private funding opportunity.
Step 1: See If Your School Qualifies
First things first: You'll want to be sure your school is eligible for the Presidential Youth Fitness Program funding opportunity before you begin to work on your application. In addition, please ensure you are aware of what this funding doesn't cover.
Step 2: Complete the Application Worksheet
We want to make sure you complete your application for funding by the May 10 deadline. So we've provided an application worksheet that will help you gather the information you need. The application worksheet doesn't qualify as your application, but it is a critical step in preparing your application.
Step 3: Complete and Submit Your Application Between April 1 and April 30, 2014
Your online application should be completed by May 10, 2013 (11:59 p.m. ET), and be accompanied by signed copies of the letters below from your school's principal and physical educator. Be sure to complete your individual sections for both template letters. You will need to upload your modified versions of these letters with your online application.
Applicants should also download and read The Cooper Institute Web Hosting Memorandum of Understanding, below. You will not need to submit this memorandum with your application, but you will need to supply the name of the individual (generally the school principal) who takes responsibility for agreeing to its terms. Print the document for review and approval by the appropriate person, and keep a copy for your records.
Download and prepare your application worksheet and the documents below before submitting your application online.
Funding Opportunity Timeline*
|Application for Funding Submitted||
April 1, 2014–April 30, 2014
June 1, 2014
June 16–July 31, 2014
|Participation in Required Virtual Training||
July 1, 2013–February 28, 2015
|Submission of Confirmation of Year 2 Participation||
February 1–February 28, 2015
|Student FITNESSGRAM® Assessment (Year 1) Completion||
By June 30, 2015
|School Year 1 Report Submitted||
By July 31, 2015
|School Payment for Year 2 Cost Submitted||
By August 15, 2015
|Student FITNESSGRAM® Assessment (Year 2) Completion||
By June 30, 2016
|School Year 2 Report Submitted||
By July 31, 2016
* Dates are subject to change.