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    Texas School Health Program
    P.O. Box 149347, MC 1945
    Austin, TX 78714-9347
    1100 West 49th Street
    Austin, Texas 78756

    Phone: 512-776-7279
    Fax: 512-776-7555


    Email comments or questions to SchoolHealth@dshs.texas.gov

Grants and Awards Program

The School Health Program awards funds to Texas schools and school districts for projects that improve or promote health. The projects should engage students, their families and the community. 

The application deadline for the following awards is Friday, November 22, 2019. 

Email completed applications to schoolhealth@dshs.texas.gov. 

Reaching for Excellence in Texas School Health 

The Reaching for Excellence in Texas School Health Grant funds new projects that focus on nutrition, physical activity or injury prevention. Eligible projects should engage students, their families and the community. They should include plans to continue the project past the initial 1- to 2-years.

Schools or school districts will receive up to $4,500 to implement projects during the first year. They then will be eligible to apply for an additional $4,500 to expand and improve the project during a second year. When the 1- to 2-year grant period ends, the project may be eligible for growth and sustainability awards through a Discovery Award.

Reaching for Excellence in Texas School Health Application 

Awards for Excellence in Texas School Health 

The Awards for Excellence in Texas School Health is an awards program led by the School Health Program. It gives Texas schools and school districts cash prizes for their school health projects that improve the lifelong physical, mental and social well-being of their students, staff and school community. 

  • The Discovery Award funds existing projects that schools or school districts want to expand, either on a single campus or to multiple campuses. The projects should engage students, their families and the community. They also should include plans for continuation of the project with an eye toward long-term integration into the school program. Winners will receive grants of up to $4,500 to fund expansion of the program for one year. Winners also may be eligible to apply for a Vanguard Award of up to $4,500 in sustainability funding for an additional year. 

    Discovery Award Application

  • Discovery Award winners may be eligible for a Vanguard Award. Eligible applicants must have won a Discovery Award within the past two years. They also must submit plans for the project's long-term integration into the school or school district's health program. Vanguard Award winners will receive up to $4,500 in sustainability funding for one year.

    Vanguard Award Application


Last updated October 15, 2019