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Michigan Building Healthy Communities Elementary School Program

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Wayne State University
Apr 27, 2019

Meredith Bowbeer


The Building Healthy Communities Elementary School Program offers assistance to Michigan elementary schools to undergo a healthy school transformation.

The transformation includes:

  • Educating students through classroom lessons and physical education curriculum
  • Creating a healthy, supportive environment that makes the healthy choice the easy choice
  • Encouraging students to practice lessons learned in the classroom
  • Increasing access to physical activity opportunities
  • Increasing access to healthy, nutrient-rich food and beverages

Public, charter, and private nonprofit elementary schools in Michigan are eligible, regardless of geographic location or participation in the free or reduced-price lunch program.

Schools that have received a previous award from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan are not eligible for the program.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Programs will receive:

  • A hands-on coordinator to establish the program and work with the school to ensure the program is successful and sustainable
  • All program materials, equipment, and training necessary for implementation
  • Technical assistance to assist in the transformation to a healthy school
Application process

Links to the application instructions and the online application are available on the program website.

Tagged as
Children and youth · Food security and nutrition · Obesity and weight control · Physical activity · Schools · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention · Michigan

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