Grants for School Health and Wellness Actions

Using a competitive application process*, administered by Sustainable Jersey for Schools, the Department of Health regional partner agencies provide a small grant to public middle- and high-schools, to implement one of the following school health and wellness actions:

●  Create an Asthma Friendly School
       ●   Implement Breakfast After the Bell.  See also:
                   1)  NJ School Breakfast Campaign. 
      ●   Offer Healthy Food Choices.  See also:
                   1)  HealthierUS School Challenge,
                        voluntary certification initiative for schools enrolled in Team Nutrition
                     2) Farm to School program
      ●   Access to Free and Healthy Water
      ●   Create or Strengthen Policies to Promote Physical Activity.  See also:
                    1)  Alliance for a Healthier Generation
      ●   Implement Programs to Promote Physical Activity.  See also:
                    1)   Action for Healthy Kids ( for school
                         resources and school grant opportunities. 
                    2)  Rutgers University’s Get Moving Get Healthy    
      ●   Create or Expand a School Garden
      ●   Create a School Wellness Council and Conduct a School Health Assessment
      ●   Implement a Staff Wellness Program.  See also:
                   1) Workplace Health Promotion )
      ●   Improving School Culture and Climate.  See also:
                 1) The  School Culture and Climate Initiative   
                2) Campaign Connect ( )
      ●   Creating Opportunities for Personal Empowerment (COPE) Thinking, Emotions,
            Exercise, Nutrition (TEEN)

*schools and school districts that meet the criteria of greater than or equal to 40% of the student population being eligible for free and reduced lunch” are scored additional points

Last Reviewed: 3/2/2017