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These Schools Made The Pledge, WHAT ABOUT YOURS? | Bazoline E. Usher/Collier Heights Elementary School | Gideons Elementary School | Lin Elementary School | Parkside Elementary School | Whitefoord Elementary School | THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE PLEDGE | Finch Elementary School | Blandy Hills Elementary School | Creekside Elementary School | Eagle Ridge Elementary School | Midway Elementary School | Alexander II Magnet School | HUNDREDS OF SCHOOLS HAVE MADE THE PLEDGE | Barden Elementary School | Bernd Elementary School | Brookdale Elementary School | Bruce Elementary School | Burdell-Hunt Elementary School | THESE SCHOOLS MADE THE PLEDGE, WHAT ABOUT YOURS? | Burghard Elementary School | Carter Elementary School | Hartley Elementary School | Heard Elementary School | Heritage Elementary School | Ingram/Pye Elementary School | THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE PLEDGE | Jones Elementary School | King - Danforth Elementary School | Lane Elementary School | Morgan Elementary School | Porter Elementary School | Rice Elementary School | HUNDREDS OF SCHOOLS HAVE MADE THE PLEDGE | Riley Elementary School | Rosa Taylor Elementary School | Skyview Elementary School | Springdale Elementary School | Union Elementary School | Vineville Academy | THESE SCHOOLS MADE THE PLEDGE, WHAT ABOUT YOURS? | Williams Elementary School | Buford Academy | Carrollton Elementary School | Carrollton Middle-Upper Elementary School | Low Elementary School | Canton Elementary School | THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE PLEDGE | Indian Knoll Elementary School | Oak Grove Elementary School | Holly Springs Elementary School | Chickamauga Elementary School | Barnett Shoals Elementary School | Acworth Intermediate School | HUNDREDS OF SCHOOLS HAVE MADE THE PLEDGE | Addison Elementary School | Bells Ferry Elementary School | Big Shanty Elementary School | Blackwell Elementary School | Chalker Elementary School | Due West Elementary School | THESE SCHOOLS MADE THE PLEDGE, WHAT ABOUT YOURS? | Eastvalley Elementary School | Harmony-Leland Elementary School | Hollydale Elementary School | Keheley Elementary School | Mableton Elementary School | McCall Primary School | THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE PLEDGE | Milford Elementary School | Mountain View Elementary School | Nickajack Elementary School | Pickett's Mill Elementary | Powder Springs Elementary School | Shallowford Falls Elementary School | HUNDREDS OF SCHOOLS HAVE MADE THE PLEDGE | Smryna Elementary School | Still Elementary School | Tritt Elementary School | Vaughan Elementary School | Argyle Elementary School | Austell Elementary School | THESE SCHOOLS MADE THE PLEDGE, WHAT ABOUT YOURS? | Baker Elementary School | Belmont Hills Elementary School | Birney Elementary School | Brown Elementary School | Brumby Elementary School | Bryant Elementary School | THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE PLEDGE | Bullard Elementary School | Cheatham Hill Elementary School | Clarkdale Elementary School | Clay Elementary School | Compton Elementary School | Davis Elementary School | HUNDREDS OF SCHOOLS HAVE MADE THE PLEDGE | Dowell Elementary School | East Side Elementary School | Fair Oaks Elementary School | Ford Elementary School | Frey Elementary School | Garrison Mill Elementary School | THESE SCHOOLS MADE THE PLEDGE, WHAT ABOUT YOURS? | Green Acres Elementary School | Hayes Elementary School | Hendricks Elementary School | International Academy of Smyrna Kemp Elementary School | Kennesaw Charter School | THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE PLEDGE | Kennesaw Elem School | Kincaid Elementary School | King Springs Elementary School | LaBelle Elementary School | Lewis Elementary School | Mount Bethel Elementary School | HUNDREDS OF SCHOOLS HAVE MADE THE PLEDGE | Murdock Elementary School | Nicholson Elementary School | Norton Park Elementary School | Pitner Elementary School | Powers Ferry Elementary School | Riverside Intermediate School | THESE SCHOOLS MADE THE PLEDGE, WHAT ABOUT YOURS? | Riverside Primary School | Rocky Mount Elementary School | Russell Elementary School | Sanders Elementary School | Sedalia Park Elementary School | Sope Creek Elementary School | THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE PLEDGE | Teasley Elementary School | Timber Ridge Elementary School | Varner Elementary School | Greenbrier Elementary School | River Ridge Elementary South Columbia Elementary School | HUNDREDS OF SCHOOLS HAVE MADE THE PLEDGE | Grovetown Elementary School | North Columbia Elementary School | Black's Mill Elementary School | Elcan-King Elementary School | John Johnson Elementary School | Jones-Wheat Elementary School | THESE SCHOOLS MADE THE PLEDGE, WHAT ABOUT YOURS? | Potter Street Elementary School | West Bainbridge Elementary School | Kittredge Magnet School | Live Oak Elementary School | Morningside Elementary School | Sherwood Acres Elementary School | THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE PLEDGE | Turner Elementary School | Annette Winn Elementary School | Arbor Station Elementary School | Beulah Elementary School | Bill Arp Elementary School | Bright Star Elementary School | HUNDREDS OF SCHOOLS HAVE MADE THE PLEDGE | Brighten Academy Burnett Elementary School | Chapel Hill Elementary School | Dorsett Shoals Elementary School | Eastside Elementary School | Factory Shoals Elementary School | THESE SCHOOLS MADE THE PLEDGE, WHAT ABOUT YOURS? | Holly Springs Elementary Lithia Springs Elementary School | Mason Creek Elementary School | Mirror Lake Elementary School | Mount Carmel Elementary School | New Manchester Elementary School | THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE PLEDGE | North Douglas Elementary School | South Douglas Elementary School | Sweetwater Elementary School | Winston Elementary School | Springfield Elementary School | E. C. West Elementary School | HUNDREDS OF SCHOOLS HAVE MADE THE PLEDGE | Hembree Springs Elementary School | Ocee Elementary School | Cliftondale Elementary School | Stonewall Tell Elementary School | Centennial Arts Academy Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy THESE SCHOOLS MADE THE PLEDGE, WHAT ABOUT YOURS? | Fair Street International Baccalaureate World School | Gainesville Exploration Academy New Holland Core Knowledge Academy Britt Elementary School | Corley Elementary School | Lovin Elementary School | THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE PLEDGE | Parsons Elementary School | Roberts Elementary School | Susan Stripling Elementary School | Cedar Hill Elementary School | Lawrenceville Elementary School | Level Creek Elementary School | HUNDREDS OF SCHOOLS HAVE MADE THE PLEDGE | Shiloh Elementary School | Woodward Mill Elementary School | Fairview Elementary School | Sardis Elementary School | Wauka Mountain Elementary School | Chestnut Mountain Elementary School | THESE SCHOOLS MADE THE PLEDGE, WHAT ABOUT YOURS? | Chicopee Elementary School | Flowery Branch Elementary School | Friendship Elementary School | Lanier Elementary School | Lula Elementary School | Lyman Hall Elementary School | THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE PLEDGE | Martin Elementary School | McEver Elementary School | Mount Vernon Elementary School | Myers Elementary School | Oakwood Elementary School | Riverbend Elementary School | HUNDREDS OF SCHOOLS HAVE MADE THE PLEDGE | Spout Springs Elementary School | Sugar Hill Elementary Tadmore Elementary School | White Sulphur Elementary School | World Language Academy Bethlehem Elementary School | THESE SCHOOLS MADE THE PLEDGE, WHAT ABOUT YOURS? | Hampton Elementary School | Pleasant Grove Elementary School | Timber Ridge Elementary School | Linwood Elementary School | Parkwood Elementary School | Hilltop Elementary School | THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE PLEDGE | Lake Joy Primary School | Benton Elementary School | Jenkins County Elementary School | Dames Ferry Elementary School | Gray Elementary School | Mattie Wells Elementary School | HUNDREDS OF SCHOOLS HAVE MADE THE PLEDGE | Turner Woods Elementary School | Button Gwinnett Elementary School | Frank Long Elementary School | Lyman Hall Elementary School | Joseph Martin Elementary School | Liberty Elementary School | THESE SCHOOLS MADE THE PLEDGE, WHAT ABOUT YOURS? | Taylors Creek Elementary School | Waldo Pafford Elementary School | Lumpkin County Elementary School | Burruss Elementary School | Dunleith Elementary School | Hickory Hills Elementary School | THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE PLEDGE | Lockheed Elementary School | Marietta Center for Advanced Academics Park Street Elementary School | Sawyer Road Elementary West Side Elementary School | Katherine B. Sutton Elementary School | HUNDREDS OF SCHOOLS HAVE MADE THE PLEDGE | Samuel E. Hubbard Elementary School | Morgan County Primary School | Morgan County Elementary School | Oglethorpe County Elementary School | C. A. Roberts Elementary School | Rollins Elementary School | THESE SCHOOLS MADE THE PLEDGE, WHAT ABOUT YOURS? | Barksdale Elementary School | Hightower Trail Elementary School | Lorraine Elementary School | East Central Elementary School | Jackson Road Elementary School | Crescent Road Elementary School | THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE PLEDGE | Atlanta Area School | for the Deaf Georgia Academy for the Blind Georgia School | for the Deaf Big A Elementary School | Stewart County Elementary School | Lyons Primary School | HUNDREDS OF SCHOOLS HAVE MADE THE PLEDGE | Towns County Elementary School | Pleasant Grove Elementary School |

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The following information further explains the requirements of this funding opportunity and corresponds to the required information in the accompanying grant applications.

 

Option 1: Planning Grants up to $3,000

  1. Identify a school leader or champion.  This individual, who may be a school or local community representative, is responsible for helping to establish the health team or council, guiding completion of the school assessment, and development of the health improvement plan.
  2. Establish a health team or council A representative health team/council involves parents, students, representatives of the school food authority, the school board, school administrators, and members of the public. Additional guidance on this requirement can be found in Section II of the report titled Effective School Health Advisory Councils: Moving from Policy to Action.  http://www.nchealthyschools.org/docs/schoolhealthadvisorycouncil/advisorycouncilsmanual.pdf
  3. Conduct a school health assessment using an approved toolThe assessmentrequires the use of an assessment tool that helps identify strengths and weaknesses of school health policies and programs, and provides direction for school health improvement efforts.  It is a systematic collection, review, and analysis of information about school-health related policies and programs for the purpose of improving students’ health and educational outcomes. School health assessments give schools a snapshot in time of programs and policies that address student and staff health. Schools must agree to use one of the following assessment tools: The School Health Index (SHI) or the Healthy Schools Inventory.  The SHI, developed by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), addresses nutrition and physical activity, tobacco, asthma, and safety in the school environment. For the purposes of this grant program, schools are only required to complete the physical activity and nutrition modules (http://www.cdc.gov/HealthyYouth/SHI/).  The Healthy Schools Inventory, developed by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, specifically focuses on improving the nutrition and physical activity environment in a school. (https://schools.healthiergeneration.org/6_step_process/)  Both of these assessment tools are free and are available in online and paper versions.
  4. Develop a school health improvement plan. Based on the results of the school health assessment, schools must develop a school health improvement plan. The plan should include, at a minimum, the top three priority areas for improvement. The health improvement plan should include objectives, actions, strategies, responsible individuals, and a timeline for implementation of proposed strategies/actions that address each of the top three priority areas (For an example of a plan, visit http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/shi/training/07-Improvement/docs/PracticeImprovementPlan.pdf). Actions and strategies must be selected so that, when completed, they will advance the school’s progress toward creating a sustainable health promotion program, achieving higher physical activity and/or nutrition standards, and adopting evidence-based physical activity and/or nutrition policies.
  5. Participate in training, technical assistance, and other program support provided by this grant program.  Grantees may allocate up to $1,000 of their budget to pay for costs associated with participation in required trainings.  These funds may also be used to pay for approved state or local expertise related to the development or execution of the plan, as well as, travel and/or substitute teachers so that the school leader or a designee can attend regional or statewide trainings and/or conferences related to this grant.
  6. Attend a “best practices” grantee meetingApplicants must agree to attend a regional/statewide meeting to learn about successes and best practices
  7. Complete the attached budget (Rate Schedule) indicating amount of grant funds being requested and how funds will be used.
  8. Complete the attached letter of support indicating full support from your school’s Principal.
  9. Submit a final report of activities and outcomes to the Georgia Department of Public Health.  Requirements of the report will be determined by the Department and disseminated to awardees.

 

Option 2: Implementation Grants up to $5000

  1. Provide documentation of an existing health team/council and leader.  Applicants must provide a description of the established health team that includes members of the team, how long it has been in existence, accomplishments to date, and the name of the leader.
  2. Submit results of the school health assessment.  Applicants must provide a copy of the school health assessment and a summary of its findings.  Indicate whether the tool used was the School Health Index, or the Healthy Schools Inventory. A summary of your school’s findings must be provided.
  3. Submit a copy of the schools existing physical activity and/or nutrition improvement plan.  This plan should be based on results of the completed school health assessment. Actions, strategies, responsible individuals, and a timeline for implementation must be included. Actions and strategies when completed should advance the school’s progress toward creating a sustainable health promotion program, achieving higher physical activity and nutrition standards, and adopting evidence-based physical activity and nutrition policies.
  4. Identify up to three priority actions/activities to be completed during the 2013-2014 school year for which funding is being requested. Submit an action plan for accomplishment of activities during the 2013-2014 school year. For each activity include specific strategies and actions, responsible person, and timeline. (For an example, see http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/shi/training/#improvement)
  5. Participate in training provided by this grant program.  Grantees may allocate up to $1,000 of their budget to pay for cost associated with participation in technical assistance trainings.  These funds may also be used to pay for approved state or local expertise related to the development or execution of funded activities, as well as, travel and/or substitute teachers so that the school leader or a designee can attend regional or statewide trainings or conferences related to this grant.
  6. Attend a “best practices” grantee meeting.  Applicants must agree to attend a regional/statewide meeting to learn about successes and best practices.  Option 2 grantees may be asked to present information about the activities implemented during this grant period.
  7. Develop and implement an evaluation plan.  For each selected activity, indicate how the success will be measured and what data/information will be collected. Grantees will be required to submit a final evaluation of grant funded activities. Training and guidance will be provided, as needed, on conducting and completing the evaluation
  8. Complete the attached budget (Rate Schedule) indicating amount of funds being requested and how funds will be used.
  9. Complete the attached letter of support indicating full support from your school’s Principal.
  10. Submit a final report of activities and outcomes/successes to Georgia Department of Public Health. Requirements of report will be determined by the Department and disseminated to awardees.

Please submit any questions regarding this funding opportunity and/or completed applications to Reginald Tooley at retooley@dhr.state.ga.us by the application due date.

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