Obama Administration Supports Funding Physical Education Program

From our partners at PHIT America.org, comes this good news: For the first time in many years the President’s annual budget submission includes funding for the Carol M. White Physical Education (PEP) Program.   The PEP grants provide much needed funding to Local Education Agencies and community based organizations to initiate, expand or enhance physical education programs for students in kindergarten through 12th grade.  For the last 14 years, PEP grant recipients have successfully fought childhood obesity by developing innovative fitness programs that promote a lifelong healthy lifestyle. The President proposed $60 million for PEP in his 2016 Department of Education budget, with $34 million being set aside for new PEP grants. You can read the entire article here. Contact  your local congressional representative and ask that they get on board!

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