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Awards for Excellence in Texas School Health

The Awards for Excellence in Texas School Health is an awards program led by the School Health Program. It gives Texas schools and school districts cash prizes for their school health projects that improve the lifelong physical, mental, and social well-being of their students, staff, and school community.

Awards for Excellence in Texas School Health

The Reaching for Excellence in Texas School Health Grant funds new projects that focus on nutrition, physical activity, or injury prevention. Eligible projects should engage students, their families, and the community and include plans to continue the project past the initial, 1- to 2-years. Schools or districts will receive up to $4,500 to implement projects during the first year. They will then be eligible to apply for an additional $4,500 to expand and improve the project during a second year. When the 1- to 2-year grant period ends, the project may be eligible for growth and sustainability awards through a Discovery Award.

Reaching for Excellence in Texas School Health Application

The Discovery Award funds existing projects that schools or school districts want to expand, either on a single campus or to multiple campuses. The projects should engage students, their families, and the community and include plans for continuation of the project with an eye toward long-term integration into the school program. Winners will receive grants of up to $4,500 to fund expansion of the program for one year. Winners may also be eligible to apply for a Vanguard Award of up to $4,500 in sustainability funding for an additional year.

Discovery Award Application

Discovery Award winners may be eligible for a Vanguard Award. Eligible applicants must have won a Discovery Award within the past two years and must submit plans for the project's long-term integration into the school or school district's health program. Vanguard Award winners will receive up to $4,500 in sustainability funding for one year.

Vanguard Award Application


Last updated September 9, 2019