BCBSKS Foundation - Healthy Habits for Life

How to Apply

The application process is relatively easy and proposed programs do not need to be elaborate. Simple programs have been shown to have huge impacts.

Grant applications, signed by the school's principal, must address each of the following areas:

  • An overview of a program that encourages a healthy lifestyle that would address at least one of the following:
    • Reduce cardiovascular risk factors
    • Promote physical activity
    • Encourage healthy eating habits
  • An outline of well-defined goals to a specific target population of students (sorry, not staff) with appropriate activity
  • An illustration that the program is appropriate within the scope of the applicant’s work responsibilities
  • An explanation indicating how the effectiveness of the program will be measured
  • A detailed budget showing how the requested funds will be spent

See some ideas on types of programs to consider

Grant applications are limited to the application form and a maximum of four additional pages (double-spaced) for the written proposal.

Download Application Form

Grant applications must be postmarked or received electronically no later than Oct. 10, 2014.

For more information or to submit a grant request, contact:

marlou-DOT-wegener-AT-bcbsks-DOT-comMarlou Wegener
Chief Operating Officer
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Foundation
Mailstop 529B4
1133 SW Topeka Blvd.
Topeka, KS 66629-0001

Telephone: 1-800-432-0216, ext. 7246 or, in Topeka, 291-7246
Fax: (785) 291-8997