School Wellness Councils

2020-2021 Grant Deadline

The application period for a 2020-2021 School Wellness Council Grant closed on November 10, 2020. 

A School Wellness Council is a group of parents, students, school staff, and community members who work together and with the school administration to promote a healthy school community. The DOE Wellness Policy encourages all schools to have a School Wellness Council. If you are part of a School Wellness Council, you will attend regular meetings at your school and help with:

  • Making sure the school provides high-quality physical education and health education
  • Making sure the school is following the DOE Wellness Policy
  • Starting physical activity clubs and organizing fitness events
  • Creating healthy snack policies and encouraging your school to follow them
  • School gardens
  • Promoting the importance of healthy food
  • Promoting inclusivity and diversity

New for 2020-2021 

School Wellness Councils can help schools and students stay healthy and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. A wellness council can

  • Help connect people in the school community
  • Encourage the school to teach lessons about health and safety, like how to wash your hands and wear a face mask properly
  • Promote activities that help students and families recover from trauma

See details about the 2020-2021 School Wellness Council grant below.

DOE Wellness Policy

Read the full Department of Education Wellness Policy.

Click one of the links below to learn more :

Join a School Wellness Council

Schools need diverse parent voices in order to understand what the school community needs and to decide what programs and policies will help keep their community healthy. If you want to join a School Wellness Council:

  1. Ask your parent coordinator if your school already has a wellness council. If so, contact the council leader to find out how to get involved.
  2. If your school does not have a wellness council, speak to your principal or the parent coordinator and let them know you are interested in starting one.
  3. Email for help. Staff from the DOE Office of School Wellness Programs can reach out to your school to help them start a council and apply for a grant.

School Wellness Council Grants

This year, DOE public schools were able to apply for three kinds of grants:

  • First-year grants of $2,500 help schools start a wellness council.
  • Continuation grants of $500 - $1,000 help schools support the work of an existing council.

School staff and members of the School Wellness Council can apply for these grants shortly after the start of the school year. If you’re interested in helping your school apply, you can talk to your parent coordinator about the program. Visit the Wellness Council Manager on the Wellness Hub (non-DOE employees will need to create an account, first).

Sign up for School Wellness Weekly to get information about the grant application and other school-wellness-related grants, programs, tips, and news.

For more information about School Wellness Councils, email

2020-2021 First-Year Grant Winners

DBNSchool Name
02M281The River School
02M343The Peck Slip School
02M437Hudson High School of Learning Technologies
02M439Manhattan Village Academy
02M551Urban Assembly New York Harbor School
02M565Urban Academy Laboratory High School
03M180P.S. 180 Hugo Newman
03M256Lafayette Academy
03M334The Anderson School
04M497Central Park East I
05M125P.S. 125 Ralph Bunche
05M197P.S. 197 John B. Russwurm
05M285Harlem Renaissance High School
06M005P.S. 005 Ellen Lurie
07X005P.S. 5 Port Morris
09X110P.S. 110 Theodore Schoenfeld
09X163P.S. 163 Arthur A. Schomburg
09X241Urban Assembly School for Applied Math and Science, The
09X517Frederick Douglass Academy III Secondary School
09X525Bronx Leadership Academy High School
10X008P.S. 008 Isaac Varian
10X209P.S. 209
10X228Jonas Bronck Academy
11X089P.S. 089 Bronx
11X106P.S. 106 Parkchester
11X112P.S. 112 Bronxwood
11X175P.S. 175 City Island
12X067P.S. 067 Mohegan School
12X150P.S. 150 Charles James Fox
12X251Explorations Academy H.S.
12X478The Cinema School
12X684Wings Academy
13K287P.S. 287 Bailey K. Ashford
13K301Satellite East Middle School
13K439Brooklyn International High School
14K034P.S. 034 Oliver H. Perry
14K196P.S. 196 Ten Eyck
15K124P.S. 124 Silas B. Dutcher
15K131P.S. 131 Brooklyn
15K462John Jay School for Law
15K497The Boerum Hill School for International Studies
17K705Brooklyn Arts and Science Elementary School
18K629Cultural Academy for the Arts and Sciences
19K760Highland Park Community School
19K907Legacy School of the Arts
19K938Open 7/1/2020
20K163P.S. 163 Bath Beach
20K176P.S. 176 Ovington
20K180The SEEALL Academy
20K264P.S. 264 Bay Ridge Elementary School For The Arts
21K303I.S. 303 Herbert S. Eisenberg
22K197P.S. 197 - The Kings Highway Academy
22K217P.S. 217 Colonel David Marcus School
24Q081P.S. 81Q Jean Paul Richter
24Q093I.S. 093 Ridgewood
25Q379College Point Collaborative
25Q460Flushing High School
26Q186P.S. 186 Castlewood
26Q213P.S. 213 The Carl Ullman School
26Q566Queens High School of Teaching, Liberal Arts and the Sciences
27Q223P.S. 223 Lyndon B. Johnson
27Q226J.H.S. 226 Virgil I. Grissom
27Q400August Martin High School
28Q160P.S. 160 Walter Francis Bishop
28Q312Jamaica Children's School
28Q505Hillcrest High School
29Q036P.S. 036 Saint Albans School
29Q132P.S. 132 Ralph Bunche
29Q492Mathematics, Science Research and Technology Magnet High School
30Q002P.S. 002 Alfred Zimberg
30Q126Albert Shanker School for Visual and Performing Arts
30Q127P.S. 127 Aerospace Science Magnet School
30Q145I.S. 145 Joseph Pulitzer
30Q286Young Women's Leadership School, Astoria
30Q361The Woodside Community School
30Q384P.S. 384
31R023P.S. 023 Richmondtown
32K549The Brooklyn School for Social Justice
75X596P.S. X596
75X721P.S. X721 - Stephen McSweeney School

2020-2021 Continuation Grant $1,000 Winners

DBNSchool Name
01M020P.S. 020 Anna Silver
02M051P.S. 051 Elias Howe
05M036P.S. 036 Margaret Douglas
05M175P.S. 175 Henry H Garnet
06M278Paula Hedbavny School
08X062P.S. 062 Inocensio Casanova
08X072P.S. 072 Dr. William Dorney
08X119The Dr. Emmett W. Bassett School
08X559School for Tourism and Hospitality
09X170P.S. 170
09X311Lucero Elementary School
09X443The Family School
09X593South Bronx International Middle School
10X023P.S. 023 The New Children's School
10X059P.S. 059 The Community School of Technology
10X085P.S. 085 Great Expectations
10X237The Marie Curie School for Medicine, Nursing, and Health Professions
10X353World View High School
10X438Fordham Leadership Academy
12X006P.S. 006 West Farms
12X521The Metropolitan Soundview High School
12X550High School of World Cultures
13K008P.S. 008 Robert Fulton
13K046P.S. 046 Edward C. Blum
13K054P.S. 054 Samuel C. Barnes
13K350Urban Assembly School of Music and Art
13K616Brooklyn High School for Leadership and Community Service
13K691Fort Greene Preparatory Academy
14K059P.S. 059 William Floyd
14K126John Ericsson Middle School 126
14K157P.S./I.S. 157 The Benjamin Franklin Health & Science Academy
14K449Brooklyn Latin School, The
15K024P.S. 024
15K032P.S. 032 Samuel Mills Sprole
15K038P.S. 038 The Pacific
15K039P.S. 039 Henry Bristow
15K146The Brooklyn New School, P.S. 146
17K091P.S. 091 The Albany Avenue School
17K249P.S. 249 The Caton
18K115P.S. 115 Daniel Mucatel School
18K276P.S. 276 Louis Marshall
19K218J.H.S. 218 James P. Sinnott
19K306P.S. 306 Ethan Allen
19K510World Academy for Total Community Health High School
19K583Multicultural High School
19K618Academy of Innovative Technology
19K639Brooklyn Lab School
19K659Cypress Hills Collegiate Preparatory School
19K764The Urban Assembly School for Collaborative Healthcare
20K186P.S. 186 Dr. Irving A Gladstone
21K153P.S. 153 Homecrest
22K109P.S. 109
22K206P.S. 206 Joseph F Lamb
22K240Andries Hudde
22K251P.S. 251 Paerdegat
23K363Brownsville Collaborative Middle School
25Q020P.S. 020 John Bowne
25Q079P.S. 079 Francis Lewis
25Q193P.S. 193 Alfred J. Kennedy
25Q209P.S. 209 Clearview Gardens
25Q244The Active Learning Elementary School
26Q098P.S. 098 The Douglaston School
26Q266P.S./I.S. 266
27Q064P.S. 064 Joseph P. Addabbo
27Q124P.S. 124 Osmond A Church
28Q206P.S. 206 The Horace Harding School
28Q217J.H.S. 217 Robert A. Van Wyck
30Q017P.S. 017 Henry David Thoreau
30Q092P.S. 092 Harry T. Stewart Sr.
30Q204I.S. 204 Oliver W. Holmes
30Q228The Ivan Lafayette Early Childhood School of the Arts
30Q234P.S. 234
31R008P.S. 8 Shirlee Solomon
31R016P.S. 016 John J. Driscoll
31R019P.S. 019 The Curtis School
31R054P.S. 054 Charles W. Leng
31R062The Kathleen Grimm School for Leadership and Sustainability
31R445Port Richmond High School
32K075P.S. 075 Mayda Cortiella
32K086P.S. 086 The Irvington
32K123P.S. 123 Suydam
32K151P.S. 151 Lyndon B. Johnson
32K168The Brooklyn School for Math and Research
32K299P.S. 299 Thomas Warren Field
32K384P.S. /I.S. 384 Frances E. Carter
75K231P.S. K231
75K373P.S. 373 - Brooklyn Transition Center
75M721P.S. M721 - Manhattan Occupational Training Center
75Q277The Riverview School

2020-2021 Continuation Grant $500 Winners

DBNSchool Name
02M418Millennium High School
03M166P.S. 166 The Richard Rodgers School of The Arts and Technology
03M241STEM Institute of Manhattan
06M115P.S. 115 Alexander Humboldt
06M178Professor Juan Bosch Public School
08X320Pelham Lab High School
10X009P.S. 9 Ryer Avenue Elementary School
10X032P.S. 032 Belmont
10X268Kingsbridge International High School
10X307Luisa Pineiro Fuentes School of Science and Discovery
10X386School for Environmental Citizenship
11X160P.S. 160 Walt Disney
12X061P.S. 061 Francisco Oller
12X190E.S.M.T- I.S. 190
13K133P.S. 133 William A. Butler
13K915I.S. 915
15K094P.S. 094 The Henry Longfellow
16K081P.S. 081 Thaddeus Stevens
16K243P.S. 243K- The Weeksville School
16K898The Brooklyn Green School
18K219P.S. 219 Kennedy-King
19K108P.S. 108 Sal Abbracciamento
19K149P.S. 149 Danny Kaye
22K193P.S. 193 Gil Hodges
23K284The Gregory Jocko Jackson School of Sports, Art, and Technology
24Q299Bard High School Early College Queens
26Q133P.S. 133 Queens
26Q173P.S. 173 Fresh Meadows
28Q144P.S. 144 Col Jeromus Remsen
29Q131P.S. 131 Abigail Adams
30Q300The 30th Avenue School (G&T Citywide)
30Q555Newcomers High School
31R018P.S. 018 John G. Whittier
31R068Port Richmond School for Visionary Learning
32K116P.S. 116 Elizabeth L Farrell
75M079P.S. M079 - Horan School
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