Instructor Training Grants for Physical Activity Programs

NRPA, with the support of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is now offering local park and recreation agencies across the country, Instructor Training Grants for Physical Activity Programs, to train staff as instructors to implement one of the Evidence-based physical activity programs, Walk With Ease, Active Living Every Day and Fit & Strong! These programs are designed to help people with a variety of chronic diseases to manage their conditions through physical activity engagement and health education. These programs are popular among older adults of all abilities. 220 instructor grants will be awarded. 

These programs can attract new audiences to your agency, provide opportunities for community partnerships, and improve the health and wellness of your community. 

Key Dates and Information:

The application deadline was Monday, November 19, 2018.

Have questions? Review the FAQs  or contact for more information.

Community Integrated Health Demonstration Project: 2018 Call for Applications

Eligibility- Must be currently implementing one or more of the evidence-based programs- Active Living Every Day, Fit & Strong!, Walk With Ease AND must have an established partnership with a healthcare organization in your community.

In efforts to improve linkages between traditional healthcare organizations and parks and recreation working to improve access to programs and services for adults with arthritis and other chronic conditions, the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is requesting applications to demonstrate the feasibility, effectiveness and scalability of a referral process through the use of an electronic health record (EHR) query. This referral process aims to identify patients with arthritis and refer them to arthritis-appropriate evidence-based interventions (AAEBIs) offered through local parks and recreation.

Key Dates and Information:

The application deadline was Friday, November 16, 2018.

Have questions? Review the FAQs  or contact for more information.


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