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Jul 24 2017

The Department of Education is inviting applications for the Presidential and Congressional Academies for American History and Civics Program. The Academies Program supports the establishment of: (1) Presidential Academies for the Teaching of American History and Civics that offer workshops for both veteran and new teachers to strengthen their knowledge of American history, civics, and government education (Presidential Academies); and (2) Congressional Academies for Students of American History and Civics that provide high school students opportunities to enrich their understanding of these subjects (Congressional Academies).

Program priorities are:

Presidential Academies for the Teaching of American History and Civics: Under this priority, an applicant must propose to establish a Presidential Academy that offers a seminar or institute for teachers of American history and civics, which— (a) Provides intensive professional development opportunities for teachers of American history and civics to strengthen such teachers’ knowledge of the subjects of American history and civics; (b) Is led by a team of primary scholars and core teachers who are accomplished in the field of American history and civics; (c) Is conducted during the summer or other appropriate time; and (d) Is of not less than two weeks and not more than six weeks in duration.

Congressional Academies for Students of American History and Civics: Under this priority, an applicant must propose to establish a seminar or institute for outstanding students of American history and civics, which— (a) Broadens and deepens such students’ understanding of American history and civics; (b) Is led by a team of primary scholars and core teachers who are accomplished in the field of American history and civics; (c) I s conducted during the summer or other appropriate time; and (d) Is of not less than two weeks and not more than six weeks in duration.

Grant Amount: Grant amounts range from $300,000 to $700,000.

Eligibility: Eligible applicants must be an institution of higher education, or nonprofit educational organization, museum, library, or research center with demonstrated expertise in historical methodology or the teaching of American history and civics; or a consortium of these entities. In its application, an applicant is required to submit documentation of its organization’s expertise in historical methodology or the teaching of American history or civics.

Due Date: July 24, 2017

For more information, visit: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view- opportunity.html?oppId=294516

 


Aug 01 2017

The American Honda Foundation is now accepting applications for imaginative, creative, youthful, forward-thinking, scientific, humanistic, and innovative projects. Grants will be awarded to youth education projects with a specific focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) subjects and the environment. The foundation seeks out those programs and organizations with a well-defined sense of purpose, demonstrated commitment to making the best use of available resources and a reputation for accomplishing their objectives. In addition, programs should be:

•Innovative and creative that propose untried methods which ultimately may result in providing solutions to the complex educational concerns currently facing the American society

•Broad in scope, intent, impact and outreach

•Possess a high potential for success with a relatively low incidence of duplication of effort (i.e. other organizations administering the same programs)

•Dedicated to improving the human condition of all mankind

•Operate from a position of financial and administrative soundness

•In urgent need of funding from a priority basis (not necessarily financial need); i.e., the relative importance of the program or project to the public

Grant Amount: Grant of up to $75,000 are available.

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must be a nonprofit charitable organization classified as a 501(c)(3) public charity by the Internal Revenue Service, or a public school district, private/public elementary, or secondary school. If an organization's gross revenue is $500,000 or more, it must also be able to provide two years of audited financial statements examined by an independent CPA. (If an organization's gross revenue is less than $500,000 and it does not have audited financial statements, it may submit two years of financial statements accompanied by an independent CPA's review report instead.).

Due Date: August 1, 2017

For more information, visit: http://www.honda.com/community/applying-for-a-grant

 


Aug 25 2017

The RPM Foundation invites applications for programs that provide hands-on education and instruction related to the specialized skills and knowledge needed to maintain cars and boats.

The foundation is dedicated to ensuring that the critical skills necessary to preserve and restore collectible vehicles and boats are not lost. To that end, it helps organizations who are dedicated to instructing and training young people, primarily 18-25 year olds, to restore and preserve vintage cars and boats, as well as providing them with a pathway to careers. The foundation does not fund salaries and rarely supports infrastructure, equipment or start-up needs.

Grant Amount: Grants of up to $10,000 are available.

Eligibility:  Applicants must be an educational institution or a non-profit organization.

Due Date: August 25, 2017

For more information, visit: http://rpm.foundation/apply-for-grant/

 


Sep 29 2017

The P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education promotes the integration of the arts into all educational programs, with a focus on children who learn in different ways. The foundation is accepting grant applications from educators who need financial assistance to maintain or implement an arts education program in the 2018-19 school year.

Grant Amount: Grant amount $1,000.

Eligibility: Eligible schools include those serving all children (including students with learning differences) at the pre-K-12 levels.

Due Date: September 30, 2017

For more information, visit: The P. Buckley Moss Foundation Announces Funds to Support Arts-Integrated Education Programs

 


Sep 30 2017

Project Learning Tree is accepting applications from schools and nonprofit organizations for environmental service-learning projects through its GreenWorks! grants program. This program encourages environmental service-learning projects that link classroom learning to the real world. Through the program, students implement an action project they help design to green their school or to improve an aspect of their neighborhood’s environment. The projects partner students with their whole school, local businesses and/or community organizations, and provide opportunities for student leadership. These projects help students make their schools greener and healthier by, for example, implementing a recycling program, conserving water and energy, improving air quality, or establishing a school garden or outdoor classrooms and integrating these projects into the curriculum.

The proposed project must:

•incorporate service learning

•exemplify student voice

•involve at least one community partner

•secure at least 50% matched funds (in-kind acceptable)

•be completed in one year

Grant Amount: Grants of up to $1,000 are available.

Eligibility: Applicants must have attended a Project Learning Tree workshop, either in-person or online, that provides training, lesson plans, and other resources to help integrate these projects and environmental education into the curriculum or youth programs. To be eligible, projects must secure at least 50 percent in matching funds (in-kind acceptable).

 Due Date: September 30, 2017

For more information, visit: https://www.plt.org/resources/greenworks-grants/

 


Sep 30 2017

The Tina B. Carver Fund provides grants to teachers for funding student classroom learning materials and teacher materials. Grants are available to members of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) or its affiliates. The grants must be submitted on behalf of community -based organizations, charitable institutions, or nonprofits. Awarded grants will primarily serve the hardest- to-reach students with limited resources (e.g. beginning literacy to intermediate-low ESL students).

Grant Amount: Grant amounts not specified.

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must be a TESOL member, a community-based organization, charitable institutions, or other nonprofit in the United States that carries 501(c)(3) status and provides ESL programming.

Due Date: September 30, 2017

For more information, visit: http://www.tesol.org/enhance-your-career/tesol-awards-honors- grants/teaching-materials-grant

 


Oct 01 2017

The Toshiba America Foundation is accepting grant applications from K-5 grade school teachers for innovative science or math project in their own classroom.  The foundation awards individual grants of up to $1,000 to K-5 teachers in public or private nonprofit schools in support of hands-on science or math education projects. The funds are for project-related materials only. The foundation strongly encourages projects planned and led by individual teachers or teams of teachers for their own classrooms.

Summer projects or afterschool programs will not be considered, and salaries, facility maintenance, textbooks, video production, audio-visual equipment, and education research will not be funded.

Grant Amount: Grants of up to $1,000 are available.

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must be K-5 teachers in public or private nonprofit schools.

Due Date: October 1, 2017

For more information, visit: http://www.toshiba.com/taf/k5.jsp

 


Oct 01 2017

IDEA is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve learning in higher education through research, assessment, and professional development. To advance these goals, the organization is accepting proposals for its 2017-18 Impact Grants Program, which seeks to promote new knowledge in higher education in the fields of teaching, learning, and campus climate.

The program is designed to support effective student learning by carefully exploring and systematically documenting the efficacy of various teaching practices, learning environments, and institutional policies. Examples of the kinds of projects funded include but are not limited to classroom interventions designed to improve student learning; investigations of student and course characteristics that are related to learning; evaluation of innovative teaching methods; methods for engaging students in online courses; innovative approaches to faculty development that impact student learning; comprehensive approaches to teaching evaluation; innovative approaches to leadership development; and strategies and approaches that improve student well-being.

Grant Amount: Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded.

Eligibility: Eligible applicants include individual faculty members, professional staff, departments, colleges, or programs. No more than one application may be submitted from the same institution.

Due Date:  March 31, 2017

For more information, visit: http://www.ideaedu.org/giving/idea-impact-grants/

 


Oct 15 2017

Wild Ones, a nonprofit environmental education and advocacy organization, is providing funding for projects that aim to enhance and develop an appreciation for nature among high school students using native plants.

Through the Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education Fund, grants will be awarded for projects that emphasize the involvement of students and volunteers to expand learning opportunities and enhance school yards.  Examples include the establishment of native plant community in an educational setting such as an outdoor classroom, butterfly gardens, prairies, wildflower preserves, developing and maintaining an interpretive trail landscaped with native plant communities, and/or developing a wetland area to study the effect of native vegetation on water-quality improvement.

Grant Amount:  Grants of $500 will be awarded.

Eligibility: Schools, nature centers, and other nonprofit places of learning focused on educating elementary through high school students in the United States, including houses of worship, are eligible.

Due Date:  October 15, 2017

For more information, visit: http://www.wildones.org/seeds-for-education/sfe/

 


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