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[teacherartexchange] NAEA GRANT AND FUNDING ALERT


From: Judy Decker (judy.decker_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Nov 21 2006 - 06:54:41 PST

Dear Art Educators,

Here is the updated grant information from NAEA.....



The American Watercolor Society Scholarships to HIGH SCHOOL ART TEACHERS
The American Watercolor Society is again providing scholarship to art
teachers at the secondary level. The purpose of the scholarships is to
encourage the instruction of the water media within our secondary
school systems. AWS will
fund the cost of tuition and materials for attending an instruction period in
watercolor painting of at least five days but not more than 6 months in
duration. The tuition stipend is paid directly to the sponsoring organization
conducting the instruction. AWS will provide "start-up" package of watercolor
materials to the recipient. Information as to what the scholarships
can entail and
application procedures can be found at:

 "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, 2006.

"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 112).
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.

"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.

"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 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.

Circulated as a public service by the
National Art Education Association

"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.
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"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.
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.

The page on Incredible Art Department will be updated.

Judy Decker

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