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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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Would you like to create an environment at your school that supports and encourages healthy eating and physical activity? Could your students benefit from learning about healthy eating and physical activity?

The Building Healthy Communities program might be a good fit for your school.

How to apply

We're accepting elementary school program applications for the 2015-2016 school year starting Jan. 2015. Applications are due on March 2, 2015 by 5 p.m.

  1. Read an overview of the program in our 2015-2016 Request for Applications. You'll find information about elibigibility, requirements and how the program works.
  2. Then fill out the 2015-2016 online application.

About the program

This program is made possible through a partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, the Michigan Department of Community Health, Michigan Fitness Foundation, United Dairy Industry of Michigan, University of Michigan and Wayne State University. It's open to public, charter and private nonprofit schools in Michigan. 


There are a few ways you can get more information about our program.

  • Watch this video from Governor Snyder about how Building Healthy Communities is helping kids get healthier.
  • Listen to an informational conference call on Feb. 17 at 10 a.m. or 4 p.m. To join, call 1-605-475-4700 and enter 759821#.
  • Read more about our Building Healthy Communities program in these frequently asked questions (PDF).

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