Here is the newest Grand Funding Alert compiled by NAEA. Some have
very close deadlines.
GRANT AND FUNDING INFORMATION AS OF 11/15/06
NATIONAL ART EDUCATION ASSOCIATION
"Grants to Support Exceptional and Innovative Writing Teachers"
The Bob Costas Grants support exceptional teachers who through their
innovative teaching methods motivate their students to write. Winning
teachers are awarded grants to enhance successful projects currently
under way. Projects can be carried out in school (public or
nonpublic), through an after-school writing workshop, or during a
summer program. Maximum Award: $2000. Eligibility: Teachers from all
academic disciplines grades 6-12. Deadline: November 17, 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:
"Award for Outstanding Contributions to American Education"
The Education Commission of the States James Bryant Conant Award
recognizes an individual for outstanding contributions to American
education. Nominations are now being accepted. Deadline: November 28,
"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.
"Grants to Fund Efforts to Improve Basic Literacy"
Verizon Foundation Literacy grants are available to organizations
committed to basic literary skills in the United States. Verizon has
invested in a network of collaborative literacy partners, offering
wide variety of programs with a focus on e-learning. Verizon's
leadership in technology and communications provides the distribution
network. Maximum Award: $10,000. Eligibility: 501(c)3 organizations.
Deadline: November 30, 2006.
"Clay Aiken Able-To-Serve Grants"
Clay Aiken Able-To-Serve Grants support youth, teachers,
youth-leaders, youth-serving organizations, and organizations serving
people with disabilities in implementing service projects for National
and Global Youth Service Day, April 20-22, 2007. Projects can address
themes such as the environment, disaster relief, public health and
awareness, community education, hunger, literacy, and any issues youth
identify as a community need. Maximum Award: $1000. Eligibility: Youth
(ages 5-25); teachers and youth leaders; organizations that work with
youth ages 5- 25; or organizations that serve people with
disabilities. Projects must be either youth-led or co-led by youth and
adult allies. Deadline: November 30, 2007.
"Program Funds Three-Week Study Visits to Japan for Teachers"
The Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program provides U.S.
primary and secondary school teachers and administrators with the
opportunity to participate in three-week study visits to Japan and to
return home with a follow-on plan designed to introduce Japanese
culture to American students. Meetings with Japanese teachers and
students and a homestay with a Japanese family are also key components
of the program. Maximum Award: round-trip travel to Japan, local
transportation in Japan, lodging and meals for three weeks.
Eligibility: full-time teachers or administrators at primary or
secondary levels (grades 1–12). Deadline: December 7, 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.
"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.
"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.
"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 WITH NO DEADLINE
"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.
"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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