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Instructor Training Grants for Physical Activity Programs

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Recreation and Park Association
Nov 26, 2019

The National Recreation and Park Association provides grants for local park and recreation agencies to train instructors in specific evidence-based physical activity programs that are designed to positively impact chronic disease management, increase physical activity engagement, help seniors age in place, and improve quality of life.

Those programs are limited to:

  • Walk With Ease: A low impact structured walking program
  • Active Living Every Day: A behavior change program for sedentary adults
  • Fit and Strong!: Combines physical activity with health education for sedentary adults with lower extremity osteoarthritis

Instructors must provide services to underserved populations, including:

  • Populations of color
  • Those living in/near the poverty level
  • Populations with limited access to healthcare and human services
  • Rural and other remote geographic populations
  • Populations highly affected by chronic conditions

Eligible applicants are local park and recreation agencies and nonprofit organizations that have a letter of support from the Director of a local parks and recreation agency.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

A total of 130 Instructor Training grants will be awarded.

  • 80 training awards for Walk With Ease
  • 20 Active Living Every Day awards
  • 30 awards for Fit and Strong! training

Applicants may only apply for one of the programs, and they can request up to:

  • 3 instructor training grants for the Walk With Ease program
  • 2 instructor trainings for the Active Living Every Day program
  • 2 trainings for the Fit and Strong! program
Application process

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

Tagged as
Aging and aging-related services · Arthritis · Cardiovascular disease · Chronic respiratory conditions · Diabetes · Elderly population · Health conditions · Men · Obesity and weight control · Physical activity · Poverty · Racial and ethnic groups · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention · Women

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