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Date: Mon Oct 28 2002 - 09:14:03 PST

1) Applications Invited for NEA Foundation for the
        Improvement of Education Arts Grants

Deadline: Various

Created by the National Education Association in 1969, the
NEA Foundation for the Improvement of Education
( ) awards grants to educators who
propose innovative and promising ways to help all students
experience academic success and reach their full potential,
especially those who have been historically underserved by
society's institutions. NFIE conducts research on these
efforts and publishes reports on its findings.

NFIE is currently accepting application for the following
arts programs:

NEA Fine Arts grants are awarded through NEA local affili-
ates to enable fine arts teachers to create and implement
fine arts programs that promote learning among students at
risk of failure. Programs must address the arts (e.g.,
painting, sculpture, photography, music, theater, dance,
design, media, or folk arts). Local affiliates will be the
applicant organization of record on behalf of arts special-
ists working at the K-6 grade levels. Grants must serve
U.S. public elementary students at risk of failure. Ten
grants of $2,000 will be awarded. Grant funds may be used
for resource materials, supplies, equipment, transportation,
software, and/or professional fees.
(Deadline: February 3, 2003)

The Arts@Work Grant Program is designed to encourage pub-
lic secondary school arts teachers to collaborate with
expert technology-using teachers and the business community
to develop examples of technology-integrated arts curricula
that meet high standards for student achievement. The lead
applicant must be a U.S. public secondary school teacher
whose primary assignment is to teach one or more art forms
(e.g., music, dance, theater, visual arts, or folk arts).
The lead applicant must identify and collaborate with a
partner who is a public school teacher and who has respon-
sibility for teaching with technology (e.g., a school
technology coordinator). Others involved in the project may
include members of the arts and entertainment industry,
business leaders, artists, education support professionals,
higher education faculty, district administrators, or arts
magnet school coordinators.

NIFE will award up to twelve grants of $5,000. Grant funds
may be used for hardware, software, consultants, release
time, or other costs directly related to the development
of a standards-based curriculum that integrates the arts
and technology. (Deadline: March 3, 2003)

See the NFIE Web site for complete program guidelines and
application procedures and forms.

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