How to apply for the Building Healthy Communities program

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If you want to apply for the Building Healthy Communities program, this information will tell you how.

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Could your school benefit from a program designed to help improve  the school environment and encourage healthy eating habits and physical activity?

The Building Healthy Communities program might be a good fit for your school. There are four options for schools to consider:

  • Elementary school program
  • Middle school program
  • Breakfast in the classroom program
  • Step Up for School Wellness program

Who can apply?

The program is open to K-12 (depending on the program) public, charter and private nonprofit schools in Michigan. Schools that have already participated in the program are not eligible.

How can I apply?

Apply for the middle school program

We're currently accepting applications until 5 p.m. Sept. 4. Read an overview of the program in our 2015-2016 Request for Applications (PDF). You can apply here.

Apply for the Step Up for School Wellness program

We're accepting applications from Sept. 1 to 5 p.m. Sept. 30. Read an overview of the program in our 2015-2016 Request for Applications (PDF). You can apply here.

If you need more information, you can attend one of our two webinars on Sept. 15. Learn how you can set them up below.

Our partners

Our collaborating partners help us create healthy school environments and improve the health of Michigan children.

They are:

  • Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
  • Michigan Department of Education
  • Michigan Fitness Foundation
  • Michigan State University Extension
  • United Dairy Industry of Michigan
  • University of Michigan
  • Wayne State University
  • Action for Healthy Kids

Watch this video from Governor Snyder about how Building Healthy Communities is helping kids get healthier.

If you need more information, email Shannon Carney Oleksyk at soleksyk@bcbsm.com.

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