ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : COM-10-053

Date Created : 09/29/2009


Co-op Directors
Elementary Principals
Middle School Principals
other: Physical Education Teachers

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: No
Section:   Special Assistant - Dee Cox
Arkansas Child Wellness Intervention Project Grant

Regulatory Authority:

Contact Person:
Debby Woods

Phone Number:


The Arkansas Tobacco Settlement Commission in collaboration with the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE), Office of Coordinated School Health, and Arkansas Children’s Hospital, is offering a grant to address the childhood obesity crisis in the state. The Arkansas Child Wellness Intervention Project Grant (CWIP) will provide eligible schools with the SPARK physical education curriculum, equipment, Fitnessgram software, and all teacher trainings. The CWIP grant and all eligibility requirements, due dates, and necessary information can be found in the grant application on the Arkansas Tobacco Commission website at

The grants are due in by 4:30 p.m. on November 20, 2009. There will be a question and answer information session on October 14, 2009, in Little Rock at the Arkansas Real Estate Commission Office, 612 South Summit Street from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Notification of awards will be in January with implementation of programs scheduled to begin in the fall of 2010. Address questions to the Arkansas Tobacco Settlement Commission office at 501-683-0074.


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