NJAHPERD’s goal is to support quality program development in Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance in New Jersey’s Pre-K - 12 schools and Colleges and Universities. The mini grant provides financial assistance up to $1000 for new program development or to expand an existing program. Grants may be used to purchase equipment, software, or other materials that focus on student learning in Health, Physical Education, Recreation or Dance. Grants may not be used for salary, honorarium, food, travel, accommodations or convention registration.  A total of 8 grants were awarded in 2016.

Grant applicants must be a NJAHPERD current member for a minimum of one year as of September 30th. All grant recipients must also agree to submit an article to the FYI or present a session at a conference or convention related to the grant proposal.
Previous grant recipients are not eligible to apply the year following their award.
NJAHPERD Executive Board members are not eligible.

Mini Grant Application

Assessment Rubric

Mini Grant Application Guidelines

Completed applications may only be sent electronically to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by September 30th.

Only complete applications will be reviewed. Incomplete applications will be returned to the applicant and the applicant may choose to submit the grant for the following year. All grant applicants will be notified by October 30th regarding acceptance or rejection of their proposal.

The following information must be included in the proposal as indicated in page order:

Page 1:    The application information form including applicant’s signature.

Page 2-3: A description of the project, limited to two pages that includes the following:

    • Title
    • Project description. Identify the purpose of the grant, the activities that will be conducted or the materials that will be used.
    • Explanation of how the grant will impact student learning. Include the number of students who will be impacted.
    • Identification of the New Jersey Student Learning Standards for Comprehensive Health and Physical Education, Strands and Cumulative Progress Indicators that are addressed in this project. 
    • Description of how the project will be assessed to determine effectiveness. Include assessment criteria, a copy of the assessment tool and who will conduct the assessment.

Page 4:   Signed support letter from applicant’s supervisor, administrator, department chairperson or principal on school/district letterhead.

Page 5:   300 word biography written by the applicant, describing applicant’s current position and qualifications for grant implementation.

Page 6:   A detailed budget listing the type of equipment, supplier, quantity, price per item, shipping costs and total. Identify any matching funds or shared funding from other organizations, if appropriate. FlagHouse is the official equipment supplier for NJAHPERD. Any items available through FlagHouse must be used before accessing any other vendor.


For more information contact:

Jackie Malaska
Executive Director NJAHPERD
Phone: 732-918-9999 Fax: 732-918-2211