August 2019
Indiana Society for Health and Physical Educators

New Grant/Funding Opportunities

For your health and physical education programs

Welcome back to school!
I hope the new year is a rewarding experience for your students, your school, and for especially for you. I want you to know that INSHAPE is here to support you and your game plans.
Our vision is a "state where all children are prepared to lead healthy, physically active lives." That happens when teachers support fellow teachers. INSHAPE is the place where we come together as educators to help each other. Today, I want to share 'game-changing' ways INSHAPE can help you.
First, you will have new in-school, service-learning programs called Mini-Moves and health.moves.minds. Both programs were piloted last year and are ready for full rollout. Keep an eye out for more details in our next e-newsletter after Labor Day. Can't wait? Here's a preview.
With these new programs, we are creating even better INSHAPE Grants. The new Grants mean:

  • More teachers and more schools will have access to funds for health and physical education.
  • More teachers and more schools will have the ability to raise funds for their own health and physical education programs.
  • More students will have service-learning opportunities to promote health equity for all Indiana learners.
New sources of funding mean it is time to re-think what is possible at your school. Take a moment to learn more about the INSHAPE Mini-Grant program.

Grant opportunities don't end with INSHAPE. Learn about community grants like the ones featured below.
I look forward to seeing you at Grand Park! Reminder: early bird registration for the state conference ends September 1st.
Contact me if you have questions.

Carole DeHaven,
INSHAPE President


Now accepting applications for the INSHAPE Mini-Grants

Bring the HEAT

Hundreds of test items

SHAPE America's Health Education Assessment Tool (HEAT) is an assessment bank of over 800 reviewed test items to use in your classroom immediately! This includes multiple choice, short answer and extended response questions to use in quizzes, tests and games. Reviewed by health educators nationwide, the interactive database is sortable by health skill, grade level, topic area, and more!

Access the assessment bank »

Teacher Creativity

Eli Lilly Fellowship Program

This Endowment will offer up to 100 grants of $12,000 to Indiana's K-12 public and private school educators (including teachers, school counselors, principals, assistant principals and media specialists) for projects of the individual's choice. Applicants must have held a position as a teacher since at least Fall 2016; be currently employed full time; and be Indiana-certified in grades K-12.

Apply by Sept 3 »

Colts Hometown Grant

Fuel Up to Play 60

The NFL and Fuel Up to Play 60 Partnership is celebrating its 10th year! Both the American Dairy Association Indiana and the Indianapolis Colts, local sponsors of Fuel Up to Play 60, are pleased to offer this opportunity for your school/district to win $10,000 from the NFL Foundation.

Apply by Sept 3 »

Impact Schools Grants

Funds in high-need areas

Health and physical literacy can be a life-changer for all children. SHAPE America knows that a focus on effective instruction and implementing an evidence-based, standards-based curriculum with measurable objectives for all students has the power to help students live their best lives. Apply for the grant so all children can learn to lead healthy, physically active lives.

Apply by Sept 4 »

Conference Grants

Up to $750

Indiana Youth Institute offers Professional Development Grants that may be used for conferences, trainings, or workshops like the INSHAPE State Conference. Applications are taken monthly in May, July, August, September, and October. Apply early to increase your odds of success. (Hint: you can re-apply if needed)

Apply by the 10th of each month »

Youth Worker of the Year

Self-nominations accepted

Nominations are being accepted for the annual D. Susan Wisely Youth Worker of the Year Award, which recognizes extraordinary impact on Indiana’s youth. In the spirit of supporting professional development, the award recipient will also receive free conference registration to the 2019 IYI KIDS COUNT Conference and a $2,000 professional development investment.

Apply by Sept 2

Early Bird Conference Registration (by Sept 1)