Office of the Governor Rick Perry

Governor's Organization

Advisory Council on Physical Fitness

Because healthy Texans live better longer, Gov. Perry created this Council to take the lead on improving the state's overall fitness through sports, health and nutrition education, and exercise.

Terry Zrubek
Governor’s Advisor
(512) 463-1778

Department Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 12428, Austin, Texas 78711
Department Physical Address: 1100 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, TX 78701
Phone/FAX: (512) 463-1778 / (512) 463-1975

The Texas Department of State Health Services administers and distributes the Governor’s Advisory Council on Physical Fitness (GACPF) grant applications.  The funds are made available through General Appropriations Act 2010-11 Biennium, Department of State Health Services, Article 2, Section 75, Governor’s Advisory Council on Physical Fitness.  The grants allow local mayors’ councils to develop and implement fitness programs in communities across the state.  Local fitness councils have the ability to bring together key members of the community to identify local solutions that are tailored to address the needs of the community.  Strategies that increase physical activity levels include community-wide campaigns to enhance access to and awareness of places for safe, physical activity.  Local fitness councils can also bring together organizations, agencies and businesses that share in the vision of a healthier, more physically active community, and leverage these resources into a larger, more visible community-wide effort. More information on grant proposal requirements can be found at the below link:
Governor’s Advisory Council on Physical Fitness (GACPF) grant application.

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