PEP Program Funds Survive Budget Battle

Funding for PEP Program Survives Budget BattleThe US House and Senate have approved an omnibus spending bill that will fund federal government operations through September 20, 2014. The bill included $74.5 million for the Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP).

PEP has been targeted for elimination in recent years by some members of the US House of Representatives. In an era where federal budgets are shrinking but childhood obesity rates are growing, maintaining this vital funding for quality physical education programs is imperative.

Ask your members of Congress to continue to support PEP grant funding!