Blue Cross and Blue Shield taking applications for healthy schools grant

Published 12:00 pm Thursday, January 10, 2019


BIRMINGHAM – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama is continuing its Be Healthy School Grant Program. For the 2019 -2020 school year, Blue Cross will make available $250,000 and award grants up to $10,000 to 25 schools across the state that enroll students in grades K through six.

Since 2012, Blue Cross has awarded more than $1.5 million in 167 Be Healthy School Grants statewide impacting over 81,000 students.

“We continue to see the positive impact of the Be Healthy School Grant Program in schools across our state,” said Jeff Adams, community relations manager with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama.  “The ongoing success of our school grant program validates the investment we are making in the long-term health of Alabama’s children.”

The grants are for the implementation of school-based health and wellness programs that emphasize increased exercise, nutrition education and parental involvement during the school year.

Applications can be completed on the company’s website at The deadline to submit an application is Friday, March 22, 2019.

Each selected school will receive a grant of up to $10,000, and schools will be further recognized with a Blue Cross Be Healthy School banner. In April 2020, students who successfully complete their school’s program will be presented with Be Healthy awards by Blue Cross.