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[teacherartexchange] NAEA Grant Funding Alert


From: Judy Decker (judy.decker_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Apr 06 2006 - 08:27:15 PDT

Dear Art Educators,

Some of these grants deadlines are fast approaching. I will not be
listing all of them on IAD - so save this if it interests you.

You can sign up to receive these first hand on NAEA web site:
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Also - you can check this site for weekly updates:
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Circulated as a public service by the National Art Education Association

"National History Education and Preservation Initiative"
Save Our History is a national history education and preservation
initiative that seeks to raise awareness and support for preserving
local heritage. Historic organizations across the United States that
are interested in funding for preservation projects developed with
local schools or youth groups are encouraged to apply. Maximum Award:
$5000. Eligibility: elementary, middle, and high school teachers who
teach American, state, or local history in a social studies or history
class in a public, private, or home school located within the 50
states and the District of Columbia. Deadline: April 7, 2006.

"American Stars of Teaching Program"
The U.S. Department of Education plans to honor outstanding classroom
teachers through the American Stars of Teaching program. The
Department's Teacher-to-Teacher Initiative is seeking nominations and
information about teachers who are improving student achievement,
using innovative strategies in the classroom, and making a difference
in the lives of their students. Eligibility: teachers across all
grades and disciplines. Deadline: April 15, 2006.

"Books for Children"
The Libri Books for Children Grants donate new, quality, hardcover
children's books for small, rural, public libraries across the
country. Maximum Award: N/A. Eligibility: Libraries should be in a
rural area, have a limited operating budget, and an active children's
department. The average total operating budget of a Books for Children
grant recipient is less than $40,000. Deadline: April 15, 2006.

"MetLife Foundation Bridge Builders Grant"
MetLife Foundation Bridge Builders Grant Program and The National
Association of Secondary School Principals is inviting proposals from
public middle level and high schools serving large numbers of
low-income students and/or underrepresented minorities (40% or more of
the student body) to apply for a grant to implement a special
initiative aimed at building better relationships among adults and
students. Maximum Award: $5,000. Eligibility: Middle level and high
school principals in public schools serving large numbers of low
income and/or large numbers of minority students (more than 40% of the
student body) in the United States. Deadline: April 17, 2006.

"Teachers Travel to the Galapagos Islands"
Toyota's Institute of International Education is offering a new
professional development program for teachers to travel to the
Galapagos Islands. Maximum Award: fully-funded, ten-day trip to the
Galapagos. Eligibility: secondary school teachers of all disciplines
who teach full-time in Arizona, California, D.C., Florida, Georgia,
Illinois, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, and Texas. Deadline: April
21, 2006.

"2006 All-USA Teacher Team"
USA TODAY is accepting nominations for the 2006 All-USA Teacher Team,
a recognition program for outstanding teachers. Teachers can be
nominated by anyone willing to put in writing why they are
outstanding; nominees must complete the form explaining how they
achieve their success. Maximum Award: $2500. Eligibility: Teachers
K-12. Deadline: April 29, 2006.

"Seeking Young Heroes for $2,000 Barron Prize"
The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes seeks nominations for its
2006 awards. The Barron Prize honors young people ages 8 to 18 who
have shown leadership and courage in public service to people and our
planet. Each year, ten national winners each receive $2,000 to support
their service work or higher education. Nomination deadline is April
30. For more information and to nominate, visit:

"Unsung Heroes Awards Program"
The ING Unsung Heroes awards program recognizes innovative and
progressive thinking in education through monetary awards. Maximum
Award: $25,000 to Grand Prize Winner. Eligibility: full-time
educators, teachers, principals, paraprofessionals, or classified
staff members with effective projects that improve student learning at
an accredited K-12 public or private school. Deadline: May 1, 2006.

"2006 Butler-Cooley Excellence in Teaching Awards"
The Turnaround Management Association is now accepting nominations for
the 2006 Butler-Cooley Excellence in Teaching Awards. The award honors
teachers who have demonstrated exceptional dedication and skill in
shaping the lives of children and teens through education. Maximum
Award: $5,000 cash and travel and lodging expenses to the TMA Annual
Convention in Orlando, Florida, October 11-14, 2006. Eligibility:
primary or secondary school teachers employed by accredited schools
for at least five years. Deadline: May 1, 2006.

"Presidential Freedom Scholarships"
The Presidential Freedom Scholarships promote student service and
civic engagement and honor outstanding service to the community.
Maximum Award: $1000. Eligibility: High School Juniors and Seniors
with 100 hours of public service. Deadline: May 12, 2006.

"College Prep Program for High School Juniors"
Questbridge, a non-profit organization dedicated to giving
high-achieving low-income students resources during the college
application process, is accepting applications for its College Prep
Program for High School Juniors. Maximum Award: full scholarship to
summer program, coverage of expenses for college travel visits, SAT
prep course and material, and a new laptop computer. Eligibility:
Qualified low-income High School Juniors. Deadline: May 15, 2006.

"Grants to Help Ease the Transition of Students Switching Schools & Relocating"
The Parent Relocation Council is granting scholarship awards for high
school seniors who have demonstrated an ability to overcome
difficulties during their family's relocation. Awards are based on an
essay of up to 500 words and may be used to fund tuition, books,
school fees, and room and board. Maximum Award: $2000. Eligibility:
High school seniors graduating from school this academic year,
proceeding to a two- or four-year college, and who have relocated in
the past five years. Deadline: May 15, 2006.

"The Horace Mann Scholarship Program for Educators"
The Horace Mann Scholarship Program for Educators is offering
scholarships for public and private school educators to take college
courses. Maximum Award: $5,000. Eligibility: Educators must be
employed by a U.S. public or private school district or U.S. public or
private college or university at the time of application and at the
time the scholarship is awarded, and must have at least two years
teaching experience. Program is not open to residents of Hawaii, New
Jersey and New York. Deadline: May 16, 2006.

"Learning in the Arts Grants"
National Endowment for the Arts LEARNING IN THE ARTS FOR CHILDREN AND
YOUTH Program offers funding for projects that help children and youth
acquire appreciation, knowledge, and understanding of and skills in
the arts. Projects must provide participatory learning and engagement
of students with skilled artists, teachers, and excellent art, and
ensure the application of national, state, or local arts education
standards. Maximum Award: $5,000-$150,000. Eligibility: school-based
or community based projects. Deadline: June 12, 2006.


"Grants for Arts, Education, and Health Projects"
The Milagro Foundation seeks grants applications from community-based,
grass-roots organizations that work with underprivileged children and
youth in the areas of arts, education, and health. Maximum Award:
$5000. Eligibility: 501(c)3 organizations in the United States.
Deadline: N/A.

"Barnes & Noble Corporate Contributions"
Barnes & Noble Corporate Contributions Program is committed to
literary-based sponsorships and partners with organizations that focus
their core businesses on higher learning, literacy and the arts.
Maximum Award: varies. Eligibility: non-profit organizations that
focus on literacy, the ARTS OR EDUCATION (K - 12). Deadline: N/A.

"Prudential Foundation Ready to Learn Program"
Prudential Foundation Ready to Learn Program for education reform
efforts that strengthen public education at the elementary school
level: systemic school reform; improving the quality of teachers,
principals and other school leaders, and ARTS EDUCATION; early
childhood care and education initiatives, and strategies to improve
literacy that address professional development for teachers, family
literacy programs or literacy in the early years. Maximum Award:
$25,000-$1 million. Eligibility: Public education at the elementary
school level. Deadline: N/A.,1474,intPageID%253D1444%2526blnPrinterFriendly%253D0,00.html

If anyone signs up and receives any of these grants - share your successes.

Judy Decker
Incredible Art Department
Incredible Art Resources

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