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PLAY 60 GRANTS


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! All requests must be submitted by October 16. See below for more information.

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 $40,000 in 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

             - 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 determination letter regarding federal tax status (e.g., 501(c)(3), etc.)

Grant must be submitted by the school principal. Please provide all contact information including name, title, school address, contact 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 PLAY 60 mission of the grant.

PLAY 60 Grants Timeline:

First Date to Submit Applications - August 25, 2015
Last day to submit grant applications - October 16, 2015
Notification to grant recipients - November 5, 2015
Disbursement of grant funds - March 2016
Funds must be used by - July 1, 2016

**Please submit all grant requests to texanscare@houstontexans.com by October 16, 2015.

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

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