Here is the most recent information I received from NAEA about
available grants. This is not a comprehensive list of all that are
available. Notice that the deadlines are fast approaching for many of
NAEA GRANT AND FUNDING ALERT
NATIONAL ART EDUCATION ASSOCIATION
GRANT AND FUNDING INFORMATION AS OF 12/13/05
Circulated as a public service by the
NATIONAL ART EDUCATION ASSOCIATION
"Help in Improving School District Websites"
SchoolSpan Better Web Site Grants for school districts looking to turn their
websites from obsolete pages to meaningful public relations tools with
technology applications. Maximum Award: $5,000-$20,000. Eligibility:
nationwide. Deadline: December 15, 2005.
"Digital Imaging & Visual Learning Grants"
Olympus America, Inc. & Tool Factory, Inc. sponsor a classroom grants program
designed to strengthen education through digital imaging and the power of
visual learning. Maximum Award: $3,500. Eligibility: K12 and special education
schools in the US, its territories, and Canada. Deadline: December 30, 2006.
"Funding for Hands-on Environmental Projects"
The Captain Planet Foundation funds hands-on environmental projects for to
encourage youth around the world to work individually and collectively to solve
environmental problems in their neighborhoods and communities. Maximum Award:
$2500. Eligibility: Schools and non-profits. Deadline: December 31, 2005.
"U.S. Dept. of Education Talent Search Program"
This program helps to identify qualified youths with potential for education
at the postsecondary level and encourage them to complete secondary school and
undertake a program of postsecondary education. Maximum Award:
$220,000-$3,600,000. Eligibility: Institutions of higher education;
public or private
agencies or organizations; combinations of institutions, agencies, and
organizations; and secondary schools under exceptional circumstances,
such as if there is
no institution, agency, or organization capable of carrying out a Talent Search
(TS) project in the proposed target area. Deadline: January 6, 2006.
"Toyota International Teacher Program"
This program allows participants to explore Japan's education, culture,
environment and technology, and examine how these affect industry and society in
Japan today. Maximum Award: a fully funded 10-day, study tour of Japan.
Eligibility: classroom teachers (grades 9-12) from Colorado, Indiana, Kansas,
Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio and
January 9, 2006.
"Youth Service America and Disney are offering the Disney Minnie Grants"
This grant program is designed for youth across the globe to engage them to
implement service projects on National & Global Youth Service Day, April 21-23,
2006. Maximum Award: $500. Eligibility: youth (ages 5-14), or teachers,
schools and organizations that oversee them. Deadline: January 13, 2006.
"State Farm Charitable Contributions to Teacher Excellence Programs"
The State Farm Companies Foundation makes charitable contributions to teacher
excellence programs that improve teacher quality, service-learning programs
that integrate core classroom curriculum with service to the community, and
programs that incorporate the Baldrige criteria (for information, see website)
into education systems to improve overall effectiveness. Maximum Award: Varies.
Eligibility: nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of
the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, Canadian charitable organizations, and
educational institutions. Deadline: January 15, 2006.
"National School and Business Partnerships Award"
The National School and Business Partnerships Award supports and recognizes
the efforts of schools and businesses that partner to improve the academic,
social or physical well-being of students. Maximum Award: $10,000. Eligibility:
Partnerships involving kindergarten through 12th grade public schools and/or
school districts and businesses. Deadline: January 30, 2006.
"NEA Fine Arts Grants"
On behalf of the National Education Association (NEA), The NEA Foundation
offers NEA Fine Arts grants to NEA members. Available to elementary (grades K-6)
school art specialists through local NEA affiliates, the grants allow fine
arts educators to create and implement programs that promote learning among
students at risk of school failure. Deadline: February 1, 2006.
"U.S. Dept. of Labor Selected Demonstration Project for High-Risk Youth and
This project provides for high quality learning, developing leadership skills
among youth, and preparing both youth and adults for entry into employment,
re-employment (for those who have had prior employment), further education or
training, and long-term follow-up services to promote employment retention and
career advancement. Maximum Award: $500,000-$1,000,000. Eligibility: State or
local public agencies, and public and private non-profit organizations
demonstrating an ability to work with the target population for this
"high-risk" youth and adults. Deadline: February 04, 2006.
"Recognizing Public and School Libraries"
The Thomson Gale Giant Step Award recognizes school and public libraries that
have made initiatives in programs and services that greatly impact student
learning and development, or that enrich services in both the school and the
community. Maximum Award: $10,000. Eligibility: U.S. and Canadian school library
media centers (an individual library media center or entire district's library
media services programs) and the youth services departments in U.S. and
Canadian public libraries that partner with local schools (a single
library or an entire library system). Deadline: February 15, 2006.
"National Association for Gifted Children"
The National Association for Gifted Children has announced the NAGC-Nicholas
Green Distinguished Student Award Program for students who have distinguished
themselves in academic achievement, leadership, or the VISUAL OR PERFORMING
ARTS. Maximum Award: $500. Eligibility: one student in every state from the
third, fourth, fifth, or sixth grade. Deadline: Various.
"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
family literacy programs or literacy in the early years. Maximum Award:
$25,000-$1 million. Eligibility: Public education at the elementary
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