National Fitness Campaign Partnership

CPRS Announces $25,000 Grants and Partnership with National Fitness Campaign to Improve Quality of Life Across California

The California Park & Recreation Society (CPRS) announces that $25,000 Grants are now available to fifteen CPRS member organizations in 2020 to support them in joining the National Fitness Campaign (NFC) and expanding the campaign across California.

NFC delivers a comprehensive fitness and wellness ecosystem built around their highly acclaimed digital Fitness Court®. This award-winning initiative is now supporting more than one hundred and fifty cities across America. The program is poised to deliver important outdoor wellness infrastructure to help communities stay active across the state of California in a time of great need, due to significant impact on indoor gyms and fitness opportunities constrained by the pandemic. 

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This state-wide grant program includes exclusive funding opportunities for CPRS members to join the campaign and launch the Fitness Court® and NFC initiative, continuing education regarding implementation of healthy infrastructure and pedestrian oriented planning principles, and a comprehensive suite of tools, fitness classes and programs designed to build a wellness culture in communities across California. Grant funding represents an important share of the funding required to adopt and launch the program, with cities and local sponsors bringing remaining funds together to build NFC partnerships across the state.

Sign up today for one of thirty remote program briefing slots, available between October 19 and November 13 on a first come, first serve basis to CPRS members interested in qualifying during the early application period for funding. Briefings must be attended by the Parks and Recreation Director of a member agency to qualify. Members can request a briefing by contacting Stephanie Stephens at CPRS.

Sign up here for an Info Briefing!

Early Application Period Grant Applications are due on December 4 at 5pm PST, and awards will be announced December 14, 2020.