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[teacherartexchange] Grant/Funding deadlines approaching (alert from NAEA)


From: Judy Decker (judy.decker_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Dec 11 2006 - 15:57:20 PST

Dear Art Educators,

Several of these grants deadlines are fast approaching.....


Office of the Executive Director
Phone 703-860-8000 Fax 703-860-2960



"Grants to Create and Implement FINE ARTS PROGRAMS"
National Education Association (NEA) Fine Arts grants are awarded to
teachers, through local NEA affiliates, to enable them to create and
implement fine arts programs that promote learning among students at
risk of school failure. Programs must address the arts (painting,
sculpture, photography, music, theater, dance, design, media, or folk
arts). Eligibility: members of the National Education Association
teaching grades 6-12 working in a U.S. public secondary school serving
economically disadvantaged students. Maximum Award: $2,000. Deadline:
December 15, 2006.

"Cable in the Classroom's Leaders in Learning Awards"
This program recognizes teachers, administrators and community leaders
who are helping to improve and transform education for children in and
out of school, creating 21st Century learning environments children
need to succeed in the world that awaits them. Maximum Award: $3,000.
Eligibility: teachers, administrators, and community leaders.
Deadline: December 15, 2006.

"Public School Service Award"
The International Reading Association John Chorlton Manning Public
School Service Award encourages and supports the improvement of public
education by recognizing the importance of integrating teacher
preparation, professional development, and related research with the
work of public schools, classrooms, teachers, and students. Maximum
Award: $10,000. Eligibility: College- and university-based teacher
educators with a record of effective preparation of reading teachers
and graduate students. Deadline: December 15, 2006.

"Grants for Youth Sustaining Community Change"
The YSA Youth Venture Program uses the Youth Venture model and
incorporates resources and materials from Youth Service America to
help create an emerging network of young people leading sustainable
community change. Maximum Award: $1,000 per team. Eligibility: youth
ages 12-20. Deadline: December 18, 2006.

"Creative Ketchup Contest for Young Artists"
The H.J. Heinz Co. is sponsoring a contest for young artists, in which
winners' designs will be on single-serving Heinz Ketchup packets for
2007. Maximum Award: $750 FOR ARTS SUPPLIES and $750 worth of ketchup
for winner's school. Eligibility: students grades 1-12. Deadline:
December 31, 2006.

"Grants for Character Development, Volunteer Service & Career Exploration"
The Target and Tiger Woods Foundation Start Something Program is a
free program for youth that addresses three priorities: character
development, volunteer service and career exploration. Maximum Award:
N/A. Eligibility: youth ages eight to 17. Deadline: January 1, 2007.

"Fully Funded 12-Day Study Tour of Japan"
Toyota International Teacher Program allows participants to explore
the country's education, culture, environment and technology, and
examine how these affect industry and society in Japan today. Maximum
Award: a fully funded 12-day study tour of Japan. Eligibility:
secondary school teachers in all disciplines nationwide. Deadline:
January 8, 2007.

"Tech Savvy Award"
National Center for Family Literacy Verizon Tech Savvy Awards
recognizes exemplary programs that demystify technology for parents
and enable them to better guide their children in the use of new
media. Maximum Award: $25,000. Eligibility: 501(c)(3) nonprofit
organizations, including community-based nonprofits, libraries and
schools. Deadline: January 12, 2007.

"Safe Schools Grant"
SchoolSpan is offering a Safe Schools Grant that provides its
Anonymous Alert tip line service free of charge to school districts.
SchoolSpan Anonymous Alert is a web-based module that enables anyone
in the school community to send an anonymous message to school
officials, warning them of drugs, guns, violence, unusual student
behavior, unauthorized visitors or any potential student crisis that
warrants immediate attention. Information is immediately relayed via
email directly to the school principal or district administrator for
proper action. Eligibility: School districts in the U.S. and Canada.
Maximum Award: $500 value. Deadline: January 15, 2007.

"Improving Afterschool Neighborhood Improvement Efforts"
Ameriquest Mortgage Company Create Your Legacy grant program
encourages young people to develop projects to improve their
after-school program and neighborhood. Maximum Award: $15,000.
Eligibility: after-school programs with 501(c)(3) status offering
youth services that emphasize leadership training, mentoring,
community service, academic enrichment, OR THE ARTS. Deadline: January
15, 2007.

"NEA Foundation Learning & Leadership Grants"
This grant program provides opportunities for teachers, education
support professionals, and higher education faculty and staff to
engage in high-quality professional development and lead their
colleagues in professional growth. Maximum Award: $2,000 for
individuals; $5,000 for groups engaged in collegial study.
Eligibility: U.S. practicing K-12 public school teachers, education
support professionals, and higher education faculty and staff at
public colleges and universities. Deadline: February 1, 2007.

"Grants for Middle School Explorers"
The Christopher Columbus Awards program challenges middle school
students to explore opportunities for positive change in their
communities. Teams of up to four students and a coach identify a
community issue and use the scientific process to solve it. Maximum
Award: $25,000 for the community; finalist teams get an
all-expense-paid trip to Walt Disney World. Eligibility: middle school
students. Deadline: February 12, 2007.

"Startup Funds for Educational Websites"
The Institute for Interactive Journalism and the John S. and James L.
Knight Foundation New Voices Community News Grants help fund the
start-up of 40 micro-local, news projects and support them with two
educational Web sites. Maximum Award: $17,000. Eligibility: 501(c) 3
organizations and education institutions, including civic groups,
community organizations, public broadcasters, schools, colleges and
universities. Deadline: February 20, 2007.

"Rewarding Humanities Programs in School Libraries"
The American Library Association Public Programs Office and the
American Association of School Librarians Sara Jaffarian School
Library Program Award for Exemplary Humanities Programming recognizes
a school library that has conducted an exemplary program or program
series in the humanities. Maximum Award: $4000. Eligibility:
elementary or middle school (public or private) libraries, or any
school library program that serves children in any combination of
grades K-8, that have conducted a humanities program or program series
during the previous school year. Deadline: February 28, 2007.

"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 educators, teachers, principals,
paraprofessionals, and classified staff members with projects that
improve student learning at K-12 public or private schools. Deadline:
April 30, 2007.

"Grants to Foster Inventiveness"
Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams grants foster inventiveness among high school
students. InvenTeams composed of high school students, teachers and
mentors are asked to collaboratively identify a problem that they want
to solve, research the problem, and then develop a prototype invention
as an in-class or extracurricular project. Maximum Award: $10,000.
Eligibility: High school science, mathematics and technology teachers
-- or teams of teachers -- at public, private and vocational schools;
intra- and inter-school collaborations are welcome. Deadline: April
27, 2007.


"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

"UPS Foundation Education Grants"
UPS Foundation Education Grants fund high impact philanthropic
programs that raise the level of educational instruction, family
learning opportunities, and school involvement projects. Maximum
Award: varies. Eligibility: 501(c)(3) organizations. Deadline: N/A.

"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. Eligibility: 501(c)3 organizations. Deadline: N/ A.

"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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