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[teacherartexchange] Grant and Funding Alert from NAEA


From: Judy Decker (judy.decker_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Aug 14 2006 - 09:56:00 PDT

Dear Art Educators,

Here is a collection of grants compiled by the NAEA. I will be
updating the page on IAD.

Circulated as a public service by the

Circulated as a public service by the National Art Education Association

"Professional Development for Teachers of Performing Arts"
Dana Foundation Arts Education Grants seek to support innovative professional
development programs leading to improved teaching of the performing arts in
public schools. Within this broad field, the Foundation is interested primarily
in training for: professional artists teaching performing arts in public
schools; in-school arts specialists (permanent school staff, full or part-time)
who teach performing arts in the public schools. Maximum Award: $75,000.
Eligibility: Dana does not award grants to individual schools or
school districts.
Projects must originate in New York City, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, and
their surrounding areas within a fifty-mile radius. Deadline: August 31, 2006.

"Red, White, and Green Climate Change Grants"
Youth Service America and the Civil Society Institute are awarding Red,
White, and Green Climate Change Grants to design a service-learning
project that
promotes awareness about climate change and possible solutions. Projects should
be youth-led, and the service must take place between October 1 and November
30, 2006. Maximum Award: $500. Eligibility: youth between the ages of 15-25 or
to organizations serving or engaging youth ages 15-25. Deadline: September 1,

"Minigrants to School and Public Libraries to Encourage Literacy"
The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation offers Minigrants to School and Public
Libraries for programs that encourage literacy and creativity in
children. Programs
relating to the work of Ezra Jack Keats are welcome, but not required. Maximum
Award: $350. Eligibility: School and Public Libraries. Deadline: September
15, 2006.

"Student Peace Prize"
The Student Peace Prize is to be awarded during the International Student
Festival in Trondheim (ISFiT) 2007. The prize is awarded every second year on
behalf of all Norwegian students, and is the only peace prize in the
world to and
from students. This prize highlights the important role of students in the
struggle for peace, democracy and human rights. Eligibility: nominee must be a
student or a student organization who or which has made an outstanding
contribution to peace, democracy or human rights. Maximum Award: an
invitation to come to Norway to accept the prize at the Peace Prize
Ceremony during ISFiT 2007, and travel throughout Norway to meet with
important organizations and
decision makers. Deadline: September 20, 2006.

"Office Depot/SHOPA 2006 Kids In Need Teacher Grants"
The grants are available to fund projects that make creative use of common
teaching aids, approach curriculum from an imaginative angle, or tie
nontraditional concepts together for the purpose of illustrating commonalities.
Innovation and merit account for 40% of the evaluation. Maximum Award: $500.
Eligibility: K-12 teachers. Deadline: September 30, 2006.

"Grants for Successful Interactive Teaching Programs"
The Best Buy te@ch program rewards schools for successful interactive
programs they have launched using available technology. Winning te@ch
programs focus on kids using technology to learn standards-based
curriculum, rather than on
teaching students to use technology or educators using technology that children
aren't able to use hands-on. Maximum Award: $2,500. Eligibility: Accredited
K-12 public, private, parochial, and nonprofit charter schools located within a
50-mile radius of a Best Buy store. Deadline: September 30, 2006.

"Recognizing Youth Community Service"
The Angel Soft Angels in Action Awards Program recognizes children and youth
who are performing exemplary acts of community service. Georgia-Pacific, the
makers of Angel Soft toilet paper, invites teachers, parents, guardians, and
friends to submit nominations to honor "ordinary kids who are doing
extraordinary things" to help improve their communities. Maximum
Award: $15,000. Eligibility: Youth 8 to 18 may be nominated. Deadline:
October 1, 2006.

"Grants for Music Education and Talent Development Programs"
The ASCAP Foundation is now considering proposals from organizations engaging
in music education and talent development programs that support music
education programs for aspiring songwriters and composers. Maximum
Award: $5,000. Eligibility: Organization must be 501(c)(3). Deadline:
October 1, 2006.

"Grants to Improve Humanities Education"
National Endowment for the Humanities Grants for Teaching and Learning
Resources and Curriculum Development support projects that improve
specific areas of humanities education and serve as national models of
excellence. Projects must draw upon scholarship in the humanities and
use scholars and teachers as advisers. NEH is especially interested in
projects that offer solutions to problems frequently encountered by
teachers. Maximum Award: $200,000. Eligibility: county, city,
township, or state governments; public and state controlled
institutions of higher education; private institutions of higher
education; Native
American tribal governments (Federally recognized); independent school
districts; 501(c)(3) organizations. Deadline: October 2, 2006.

"Nominations Sought for Outstanding Young Educator Award"
The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development is seeking
nominations for its Outstanding Young Educator Award, which recognizes
a teacher under the age of 40 who demonstrates excellence in his or
her profession, a positive impact on students, creativity in the
classroom, and leadership in his or
her school or district. Maximum Award: $10,000. Eligibility: K-12 teachers
under age 40; no self-nominations accepted. Deadline: October 15, 2006.

"Grants to Engage Troubled Youth in Volunteer Service"
Youth Service America/U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice
and Delinquency Prevention YouthRising program will award grants for
organizations to engage high risk and/ or gang-involved youth in
volunteer service. A significant portion of the project must take
place on National & Global Youth
Service Day, April 20-22, 2007. Maximum Award: $2000. Eligibility:
organizations with documented success in prevention/intervention work
with high risk and/or gang-involved youth. Deadline: October 12, 2006.

"Pay It Forward Mini-Grants"
This program funds one-time-only service-oriented projects identified by
youth as activities they would like to perform to benefit their school,
neighborhood, or greater community. Projects must contain a "pay it
forward" focus -- that is, they must be based on the concept of one
person doing a favor for
others, who in turn do favors for others, with the results growing
Maximum Award: $500. Eligibility: schools, churches and community youth groups
(with an adult sponsor). Deadline: October 15, 2006.

"NEA Foundation Student Achievement Grants"
The NEA Foundation Student Achievement Grants provide funds to improve the
academic achievement of students by engaging in critical thinking and problem
solving that deepen knowledge of standards-based subject matter. The
work should
also improve students' habits of inquiry, self-directed learning, and
critical reflection. Maximum Award: $5,000. Eligibility: practicing U.S. public
school teachers, public school education support professionals, or
faculty or staff
at public higher education institutions. Deadline: October 15, 2006.

"Grants for Professional Development"
The NEA Foundation Learning and Leading grants are provided to individuals to
fund participation in high-quality professional development experiences, such
as summer institutes or action research and to groups fund collegial study,
including study groups, action research, lesson study, or mentoring experiences
for faculty or staff new to an assignment. Maximum Award: $2,000.
Eligibility: K-12 public school teachers, public school education
support professionals, and faculty and staff in public higher
education institutions. Deadline: October 15, 2006.

"Innovative Use of Data Collection Technology"
Vernier Software & Technology and the National Science Teachers Association
Technology Awards recognize the innovative use of data collection technology
using a computer, graphing calculator, or handheld in the science classroom.
Maximum Award: $3,000. Eligibility: Teachers of science grades K College.
Deadline: October 15, 2006.

"Target Field Trip Grants"
Target Field Trip Grants are available to fund scholastic outings in
situations where monies are otherwise lacking. Maximum Award: $1000.
teachers, principals, paraprofessionals and classified staff in K-12 public,
private or charter school in the U.S. Applications will be posted
online beginning
September 1, 2006. Application deadline: November 1, 2006.

"Awards for Excellence in Private Enterprise Education"
The Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge conducts the Leavey Awards for
Excellence in Private Enterprise Education to honor outstanding
educators who excite a commitment in their students to the free
enterprise system and unleash the entrepreneurial skills of their
students at the elementary, junior high
school, high school and college level. Maximum Award: $7,500.
Eligibility: teachers at schools (K-12), colleges, and universities.
Deadline: November 1, 2006.

The Surdna Foundation Fellowships to High School Arts Teachers
The Surdna Foundation is pleased to announce the seventh round of the Surdna
Arts Teachers Fellowship Program, a national initiative to support the
artistic revitalization of outstanding arts teachers in specialized,
public arts high
schools. The Surdna ARTS TEACHERS FELLOWSHIP Program will enable
selected teachers to create art with professionals in their fields,
stay current with new practices and resources, and create new bodies
of work. Twenty awards of up to $5,000 each will be made. A
complementary grant of $1,500 will be awarded
to the Fellow's school to support post-fellowship activities. Letters of Intent
to apply are due by November 17, 2006. For more information and application
materials, please go to:

"NetAid Global Action Awards"
The NetAid Global Action Awards honor high school students who have organized
and led a project that has impacted people in poor countries or raised
awareness about global poverty in their own communities. The awards
celebrate young people who have shown leadership in areas such as
preventing HIV/AIDS,
alleviating hunger, and improving access to education. Maximum Award: $5000.
Eligibility: applicants must have attended a U.S. high school (9th through 12th
grades) during the 2005-06 academic school year and be residents of the United
States. Deadline: November 30, 2006.

"Awards for Innovative and Progressive Thinking in Education"
The ING Unsung Heroes awards program recognizes innovative and progressive
thinking in education. Maximum Award: $27,000. Eligibility: full-time
teachers, principals, paraprofessionals, and classified staff members with
projects that improve student learning at K-12 public or private schools.
Deadline: April 30, 2007.

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"Grants for Formal K-12 Education"
RGK Foundation awards grants within education to programs that focus on
formal K-12 education (particularly mathematics, science and reading), teacher
development, literacy, and higher education. Maximum Award: $25,000.
501(c)3 organizations. Deadline: N/ A.

"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

"Mr. Holland's Opus Music Foundation Grants"
Mr. Holland's Opus Music Foundation Grants have two programs, The Melody
Program that targets qualified school music programs in need of assistance, and
The Special Projects Program that targets community schools of the arts, after
school programs and youth orchestras in need of assistance. Maximum Award:
Programs fund instrument repair and the acquisition of new instruments; no cash
grants. Eligibility: school music programs K-12; community schools of the arts,
after-school programs, and youth orchestras. Deadline: none.

"Beyond Words: The Dollar General School Library Relief Program"
Dollar General has created a grant program to benefit public school libraries
in communities affected by disasters. The fund will provide grants for books,
media, and/or equipment that support learning in a school library
environment. Maximum Award: $15,000. Eligibility: Public school
libraries that have
incurred substantial damage or hardship due to a natural disaster (tornado,
earthquake, hurricane, flood, avalanche, mudslide), fire or an act
recognized by the
federal government as terrorism. First priority for the initial grants will be
given to school libraries impacted by hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma
either through direct loss or through an increase in enrollment due to
displaced students. Deadline: open.

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