President's Council On Physical Fitness And Sports
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
PCPFS was established by Executive Order 10673 dated July 16, 1956. The focus and scope of the Council have been changed periodically by previous Administrations, i.e., Executive Order 12345 dated February 2, 1982 as amended, Executive Order 12694; Executive Order 13138 dated September 30, 1999 and most recently by Executive Order 13265 dated June 6, 2002. PCPFS is governed by the provisions of Public Law 92-463 as amended; 5 U.S.C. Appendix 2. The most recent authority was given under Executive Order 13446 dated September 28, 2007.
PCPFS has no grant making authority; the Council has no funds available to offer any type of financial assistance. The objectives of the PCPFS are confined to promotion of physical activity and fitness for Americans of all ages by encouraging development, implementation and improvement of physical activity, fitness and sports programs. These objectives are accomplished by providing consultation and technical assistance, general publications and a web site, and by means of program evaluation and guidance to schools, government agencies, employee organizations, industrial organizations, recreation and park departments, youth organizations and others who wish to introduce or improve physical activity and fitness or sports programs.
Types of Assistance
Advisory Services and Counseling.
Uses and Use Restrictions
The Council does not have grant-making authority; the Council has no funds available, to offer any type of financial assistance. Activities are largely limited to public information, synthesis of latest research and other information about physical activity/fitness and sports in lay terms. The Council provides advice and counsel to government agencies, educators, private organizations, and the private sector on how to promote physical activity/fitness and sports. It also provides advisory services to government, non-profit and educational organizations and institutions and the private sector on development, implementation and promotion of physical activity and fitness programs in diverse communities.
Application and Award Process
None. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
The PCPFS has no funds available to offer any type of financial assistance. However, requests for technical assistance and/or advisory and counseling services can be submitted to the Council in writing or orally. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
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Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Post Assistance Requirements
(Salaries and Expenses) FY 07 $1,288,000; FY 08 $1,270,000; and FY 09 est $1,375,000.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
The PCPFS continues to serve as a catalyst for the Department, to promote, encourage, and motivate the development of physical activity/fitness and sports participation for all ages and abilities, and to publicize the health benefits of regular physical activity. More than six million Americans participate in President's Challenge programs each year, including a half million who have participated in the on-line Presidential Active Lifestyle or Champions programs at http://www.presidentschallenge.org and over five million youth who participate in the Physical Fitness Awards program. Recent accomplishments include the launch and implementation of the first/inaugural National President's Challenge in March 2008. Americans from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and several U.S. territories participated in this six-week physical activity challenge by logging and tracking their physical activity on-line. The top five states are: Alaska, Arkansas, Wyoming, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. A new on-line Adult Fitness Test was also launched in May 2008. This test was developed in response to many baby boomers' requests for an adult version of the youth fitness test. In the first week of the launch, over 72,000 people took the on-line test at http://www.adultfitnesstest.org Other accomplishments include increasing the number of President's Challenge Advocates to over 200 from 150, increasing the number of science partnerships from five to seven, presentation of the 2nd annual Lifetime Achievement and Community Leadership Awards, and leadership and participation in the development/process of the HHS Physical Activity Guidelines, which will be released in October 2008. PCPFS participation in the Guidelines include involvement on the Federal Steering Committee, Writing Group and Communications/Partnership subgroup.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Information about PCPFS and other related publications is available on the PCPFS website, http://www.fitness.gov Information about these publications also can be obtained by writing the PCPFS or calling the staff office on (202)690-9000.
Regional or Local Office
Melissa A. Johnson, Executive Director, President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, Office of Public Health and Science, Office of the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Suite 738H, Washington, DC 20201-0004. Telephone: (202) 690-5187, Fax: (202) 690-5211. Use the same number for FTS.
Melissa A. Johnson, Executive Director, President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, Office of Public Health and Science, Office of the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Suite 738H, Washington, DC 20201-0004. Telephone: (202) 690-9000, Fax: (202) 690-5211. Use the same number for FTS.
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