1. Who is eligible to apply?
We encourage all elementary schools to apply. Elementary schools outside of Knox County will be eligible for ETWR Recognition and example policies and procedures, but only Knox County schools will be eligible for resources purchased with grant funding.
2. What are the two awards and what do they mean?
The ETWR-Ed awards include Bronze and Gold. A breakdown of each award can be found on page two of this document.
3. Will my school automatically receive resources if we request them?
No. Resources are limited; however, we will award resources to as many schools as possible.
4. What if my worksite is not interested in the resources and we just want to have ETWR-Ed Bronze or Gold status?
That is no problem. Answer “no” when asked if you would like to request grant-funded resources. This will not affect award status.
5. Will ETWR-Ed Recognition affect whether or not my school receives incentives?
No. All Knox County schools who request resources will be eligible.
6. Can schools reapply for ETWR-Ed Recognition at a later date if status is not achieved?
Yes. Applications will be accepted on an annual basis while grant funding is available.
7. Is there a fee to apply?
No. It is completely free to apply.
8. How long does the certification last? Do schools have to reapply?
The certification does not expire. Schools do not have to reapply once status is achieved. However, schools are encouraged to apply to advance to the next award level after maintaining the award for one year.
9. Will information on the application be shared?
No. The information you provide in the application will not be made public. Your school’s name will be displayed on the ETWR website, Facebook page or via media releases unless you select on the application that you choose to remain unlisted.
10. What is the East Tennessee Wellness Roundtable (ETWR)?
ETWR is a group of area professionals aiming create cultures of wellness at their organizations through professional development, evidence-based wellness and networking. The Knox County Health Department facilitates ETWR to promote health and wellness at local businesses and provide reliable resources to the community. To join the bi-monthly educational meetings, email [email protected]