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Does your school need new equipment for P.E., sports, or after-school programs? Maybe help refurbishing a track or building a trail? Your school can apply now to receive a PLAY 60 grant from the Houston Texans and Texas Children’s Hospital!

In honor of Super Bowl 51, these grants have been super-sized to $50,000 so we can help more schools get the equipment they need to get students moving. The deadline to apply is September 9.

What is PLAY 60?

PLAY 60 is the NFL’s campaign to encourage kids to be active for 60 minutes a day in order to help reverse the trend of childhood obesity. To ensure that our schools have the right tools to integrate healthy activity into the school day, the Houston Texans and Texas Children’s Hospital are proud to award PLAY 60 grants to Houston-area schools in need of additional funding. These grants are designed to help schools with equipment for P.E., sports, or after-school programs, field, gymnasium or playground refurbishments, activity trails, interactive fitness technology installations and other projects that will get kids moving.

PLAY 60 Grant Requirements:

The PLAY 60 grant opportunity is open to schools located in the Greater Houston Area including public, private and charter schools.

Each school can submit a formal funding request for up to $10,000. The request should consist of three parts:

     - Narrative of no longer than 500 words that must include the following:

             - Details on how the grant will be used and why it is needed

             - Estimated number of youth that will benefit from the grant

             - Demographic information about the school and students

     - Detailed spending budget of how funds will be used

     - Copy of the school’s IRS tax determination letter showing the school's tax-exempt charitable status

Grant must be submitted by the school principal. Please provide all contact information including name, title, school address, phone number and email.

Examples of projects include equipment for P.E., sports, or after-school programs, field, playground or gymnasium refurbishment; activity trails, interactive fitness technology installations.

Winners will be selected based on how great the need, how many students will be impacted, and how the equipment aligns with the mission of PLAY 60.

PLAY 60 Grants Timeline:

First date to submit applications - August 1, 2016
Last day to submit grant applications - September 9, 2016
Notification to grant recipients - September 16, 2016
On-field Grant Presentation at NRG Stadium - October 2, 2016
Disbursement of grant funds - March 2017
Funds must be used by - July 1, 2017

**Please submit all grant requests to texanscare@houstontexans.com by September 9, 2016.

If selected, your school will be required to submit a grant evaluation form after funds have been allocated.