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Smart from the Start Community Outreach Grant

Testing 123 Application Deadline: Extended to Friday, April 11 at 5:00 p.m. EDT

Smart from the Start: Community Outreach provides PTA Regions, Districts and Councils with tools and resources to educate families of children ages 3-5 and partner with a local neighborhood community to improve awareness of energy balance concepts. Energy balance is finding a balance between the calories we consume through what we eat and drink and the calories we burn through physical activity.


PTA Regions, Districts and Councils will:

  • Educate families of children ages 3-5 about practical ways to ensure their children achieve a balanced intake of nutritious foods and physical activity every day, using the Energy Balance Pre-K curriculum.
  • Mobilize community-based stakeholders to focus on increasing access to nutritious foods and physical activity options in the community, especially for families of children ages 3-5. Find tips on how to engage your community.

Funding Available

National PTA will award 10 grants of $10,000 each to PTA Regions, Districts and Councils.

Grant Terms

Grant funding must be spent between June 1, 2014 and September 30, 2015.

How to Apply

Review the Request for Proposals for additional information about funding requirements, selection criteria, eligibility, key dates and other specific application components. Once you have reviewed the Request for Proposals, apply online. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 11 at 5 p.m. EDT.

Informational Webinar

National PTA and the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation hosted a webinar to review the grant requirements, online application process and resources available. Watch the recording.


Contact or call (703) 518-1269.


Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation is the proud sponsor of National PTA’s Smart from the Start: Community Outreach Grant, which through its 255+ members and partners, seeks to significantly  reduce childhood  obesity rates by 2015.