Carol M. White Physical Education Program - PEP
Grants to Drive Growth in Physical Education
Summary of PEP and the SFIA
The SFIA is the leading advocate to promote and secure PEP each year. We are cultivating future generations of physically active Americans through innovative Physical Education to increase demand for SFIA member products.
More Information on PEP
PEP grants are multi-year grants for PE equipment purchases and teacher training tied to innovative physical education methods. On April 15th, 2014 the Department of Education released its FY2014 Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP) Awards $33 million will be allocated via 67 grants for school districts and community-based organizations.
While SFIA was pleased the Department of Education awarded 2014 PEP grants earlier to allow schools time to prepare facilities and train teachers in quality physical education methods, we are very concerned that Congress cut PEP funding by a third for FY2015. This does not bode well for the program as the funds will be used to cover the out years of 2013-2014 grants and not provide funding for new grants. We will seek to have funding continued on National Health Through fitness Day.
For more information on PEP, contact Bill Sells at 301.495.6321 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.