Shape School Grants

As part of the Georgia Shape initiative, the Georgia Department of Public Health’s (DPH) Child Health and Wellness program awards grant funding to assist local schools with expanding and enhancing their physical activity and nutrition efforts. More than 60 schools have been funded to date. This program is open to any public school, elementary, middle or high, across the state.

Along with a funding award, grantees are provided technical assistance that includes—

  • Statewide recognition
  • Attendance of a statewide healthy schools’ summit
  • Completion of school health assessment
  • Action planning and resources
  • Peer to peer learning and training
  • Assistance with evaluation


Awardee schools will receive ongoing subject matter expertise support from other statewide partners:

  • Alliance for a Healthier Generation
  • Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
  • Georgia Department of Agriculture
  • Georgia Department of Community Health
  • Georgia Department of Education
  • Georgia Department of Public Health – Worksite Wellness
  • Georgia Health Policy Center
  • Georgia Organics
  • HealthMPowers
  • The Diary Alliance/Fuel Up to Play 60

 Round X

  • Funding Opportunity Release Date: February 23, 2021
  • Application Due Date: March 10, 2021, 11:59 PM EST
  • Anticipated Award Notification: March 2021
  • Funding Year: April 2021 to September 30, 2021


Page last updated 3/16/2021