School Wellness Grants
To support health at our South Carolina schools, the BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation launched the Wellness Inspired School Environments (WISE) grant opportunity for K-12 public and private, nonprofit schools.
To be eligible for funding, schools must have completed the Alliance for a Healthier Generation online assessment within the past 12 months and have completed or updated a corresponding AHG Wellness Action Plan within the past 12 months.
Funding priority will be given to schools:
- with Federal Title I status, which is designated to schools with higher percentages of children from low-income families
- that are participating in the SC FitnessGram System and have a current, signed MOA with the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control; exemptions are given to private, nonprofit schools
Applications are currently not being accepted for the WISE grant opportunity.
About WISE Grants
Alliance for a Healthier Generation
The Foundation partnered with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation (AHG) through its Healthy Schools Program to help more schools complete their action plans for creating healthier education environments. WISE grant applications and grant funds must address AHG evidence-based action item(s) in one or more of these six required topic areas:
- Policy and Environment
- Nutrition Services
- Smart Snacks
- Health and Physical Education
- Physical Activity
- Employee Wellness
For more information about the WISE grant opportunity and the AHG Healthy Schools Program assessment and module, watch this webinar.
The maximum grant amount available depends on your school's size and Title 1 status. Schools can use funds for activities and equipment that support each school's AHG Action Plan.
Small - Less than 500 students enrolled
- Title 1: $4,000
- Not Title 1: $2,000
Medium - Between 500 and 700 students enrolled
- Title 1: $6,000
- Not Title 1: $4,000
Large - More than 700 students enrolled
- Title 1: $8,000
- Not Title 1: $6,000
We are committed to improving the health outcomes of school-aged children.
The Foundation supports efforts to address locally-determined priorities.