The Arkansas Department of Education is pleased to have funds available for schools, communities and organizations to improve health through Joint Use Agreements for implementation during the 2012-2013 school year. The Joint Use Agreement (JUA) Grant is a collaboration of the Arkansas Department of Education, Arkansas Department of Health, and the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement.
The JUA Grant is a competitive application made possible and supported by Governor Mike Beebe and the Arkansas Tobacco Excise Tax created by Act 180 of 2009. The funds are to be used to aid schools in adoption and implementation of joint use policy and to form collaborative partnerships with local community resources with the intent of increasing the opportunity for physical activity.
A JUA is the practice of allowing use of public school buildings and/or grounds by non-school entities or vice-versa. It is a formal agreement between an Arkansas public school and one or more separate entities to collaborate, setting forth the terms and conditions for shared use of public property.
The applying Arkansas public school must act as the lead grantee and as the fiscal agent for the grant funds awarded.
The Joint Use Agreement Guidelines and Application are attached to this Commissioner’s Memo. The original and three copies of the application must be received by the Arkansas Department of Education no later than 4:30 p.m., Monday, May 14. Faxed or electronic submissions will not be accepted. Send or deliver applications to:
Arkansas Department of Education
ATTN: Jerri Clark, Coordinated School Health Grant Manager
2020 West 3rd Street, Suite 300
Little Rock, AR 72205