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Education / Job Training

Jun 01 2017

The National Education Association Foundation Invites Applications for Learning and Leadership Grants

The National Education Association (NEA) Foundation, supports student success by helping public schools’ educators work with key partners to build strong systems of shared responsibility. As part of an effort to achieve this goal, the NEA is inviting applications for its Learning and Leadership Grants program. The program provides grants to public institutions of higher education to fund participation in high-quality professional development experiences such as summer institutes or action research; or grants to groups to fund collegial study, including study groups, action research, lesion study, or mentoring experiences for faculty or staff new to an assignment.

Grant Amount: Grant amounts of $2,000 for individuals and $5,000 for groups engaged in collegial study are available. All applications for the $5,000 group grants must include partner information.

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must be a public school educator in grades pre-K-12; a public school education support professional; or a faculty or staff member at a public higher education institution.

Due Date: June 1, 2017

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Jun 10 2017

The National Institute of Corrections Invites Applications for Training and Coaching of Justice Involved Adults for Workforce Reentry

The National Institute of Corrections (NIC), through the Reentry Employment Series, seeks nonprofits to train practitioners of workforce re-entry. The tasks to be performed under this cooperative agreement will include facilitation of training curriculum based on the Instructional Theory into Practice (ITIP) model; development/administration of an evaluation protocol to assess the effectiveness of training/coaching sessions; development/administering of pre/post evaluations to measure the trainees’ mastery of established competencies and skills. The awardee will work collaboratively with the designated NIC project manager to select training instructors and participants. In addition, the awardee should have an established procedure for the provision of professional certification and continuing educational units. The Reentry Employment Series provides practitioners with the knowledge, skills and abilities to assist justice involved adults as they explore the values, thoughts, and feelings that lead to job loss and recidivism.

Grant Amount: Grants of up to $120,000 are available.

Eligibility: NIC invites applications from nonprofit organizations (including faith -based, community, and tribal organizations), for-profit organizations (including tribal for-profit organizations), and institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education). Recipients, including for-profit organizations, must agree to waive any profit or fee for services.

Due Date: June 10, 2017

For more information, visit: opportunity.html?oppId=293123


Jun 10 2017

The Department of Education Announces Funding for Professional Development for those who Serve Children with Disabilities

The Department of Education is inviting applications for improving services and results for children with disabilities by improving personnel. The purposes of this grant program are to:

•Help address state-identified needs for personnel preparation in special education, early intervention, related services, and regular education to work with children, including infants and toddlers, with disabilities.

•Ensure that those personnel have the necessary skills and knowledge, derived from practices that have been determined through scientifically based research and experience, to be successful in serving those children.

Grant Amount: Grants of up to $2,000,000 are available.

Eligibility: Eligible applicants include State lead agencies; local educational agencies (LEAs), including public charter schools that are considered LEAs under State law; other public agencies; private nonprofit organizations; freely associated States and outlying areas; Indian tribes or tribal organizations; and for-profit organizations.

Due Date: June 10, 2017

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Jun 12 2017

The Health Resources and Services Administration Accepting Applications for Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW), Division of Nursing and Public Health (DNPH) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2017 on behalf of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for the Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program. The purpose of the BHWET Program is to develop and expand the behavioral health workforce serving populations across the lifespan, including in rural and medically underserved areas.

The BHWET Program places special emphasis on establishing or expanding internships or field placement programs in behavioral health that include interdisciplinary training for:



•Field supervisors to provide quality behavioral health services to communities in need.

Applicants must emphasize:

•Training in prevention and clinical interventions for those at risk of developing or who have a recognized behavioral health disorder.

•Strategies for incorporating the involvement of families and community partnerships in the prevention and treatment of behavioral health conditions.

•Curricula enhancement and interprofessional training for students/interns, faculty, and field placement supervisors

•Career development in behavioral health for paraprofessionals and peer support specialists.

There are two tracks for this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): the BHWET Professional Track and the BHWET Paraprofessional Certificate Track.

Grant Amount: Grant amounts range from $300,000 to $480,000, depending on the track.

Eligibility: For the professional track eligible applicants include: 

•Accredited institutions of higher education or accredited behavioral health professional training programs in psychiatry, behavioral pediatrics, social work, school social work, substance use disorder prevention and treatment, marriage and family therapy, occupational therapy, school counseling, or professional counseling. Programs must require a pre-degree clinical field placement in behavioral health as part of the training and a prerequisite for graduation.

•Accredited schools of masters or doctoral-level training in psychiatric nursing programs.

•American Psychological Association (APA)-accredited doctoral level schools and programs of health service psychology or school psychology.

For the paraprofessional track, eligible applicants include:

•Behavioral paraprofessional certificate training programs and peer paraprofessional certificate training programs offered by States, political subdivisions of states, Indian tribes and tribal organizations, public or nonprofit private health professions schools, academic health centers, State or local governments, or other appropriate public or private nonprofit entities as determined appropriate by the Secretary.

Due Date: June 12, 2017

For more information, visit: 17-070-cfda93.243-cidHRSA-17-070-instructions.pdf


Jun 14 2017

Fuel Up to Play 60 Invites Applications for K-12 Healthy Food Programs

The Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by the National Dairy Council and National Football League, in collaboration with the U.S. Drug Administration, to help encourage youth to lead healthier lives.

Through the program, grants will be awarded to qualified K-12 schools enrolled in the program to jumpstart healthy changes. Examples of projects supported by the program include projects to increase in-school breakfast participation, farm-to-school projects that teach about the benefits of eating fresh dairy and farm-raised foods from your area, cafeteria makeovers, and healthy snack programs.

Grant Amount: Grants of up to $4,000 are available.

Eligibility: To be eligible, schools must enroll in the Fuel Up to Play 60 program, have a registered program advisor, and participate in the National School Lunch Program.

Due Date: June 14, 2017

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Jun 14 2017

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Invites Proposals for Science Museums, Planetariums, and NASA Visitor Centers

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Invites Proposals for Science Museums, Planetariums, and NASA Visitor Centers.

NASA solicits proposals to uniquely perform NASA education or research engagement and/or exhibits through partnerships with K-12 schools, youth-serving organizations, libraries, higher education institutions, and/or other agencies that support federal STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education goals through inquiry- or experiential-based activities that feature NASA’s missions, science, engineering, exploration, or technologies. This solicitation further seeks projects that feature NASA-themed content in space exploration, aeronautics, space science, Earth science, or microgravity, or a combination of these topics to support federal and NASA education outcomes.

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

Eligibility: Eligible applicants must certify that they meet the following criteria to propose as the lead or managing organization:

•Legally recognized by a federal, state or local authority as a non-profit.

•Located in the United States or its Territories.

•Provide STEM education programming, (such as but not limited to exhibits) through partnerships with K-12 schools or districts, youth-serving organizations, higher education, and/or other federal, state, or local agencies.

An eligible institution is not required to have the words museum, visitor center, science, planetarium, youth, or library in its legal name. All types of NASA Visitor Centers (e.g., private, state or federal entities) are eligible to propose.

Due Date: June 14, 2017

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Jun 15 2017

The California Fertilizer Foundation Invites Applications for School Garden Projects

The California Fertilizer Foundation provides funding to California’s public and private elementary, middle, and high schools for the continuation and/or implementation of in- and afterschool garden programs. Through its School Garden Grant Programs, CFF will award schools in California (twelve grants awarded twice a year).

Grant Amount: Grant amounts of $1,200 per school are available. 

Eligibility: California public and private elementary, middle, and high schools.

Due Date: June 15, 2017

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Jun 23 2017

Crayola Invites Proposals From Elementary Schools for 2017 Creative Leadership Grants

Crayola, in collaboration with the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), is accepting applications for the 2017 Creative Leadership Grant program.  The program will award up to twenty grants each for innovative, creative, leadership-building programs in elementary schools. In addition, each program will receive an in-kind grant of Crayola products valued at $1,000.

Grant Amount:  Grants of up to $2,500 are available.

Eligibility:  Applications will only be accepted from school principals who are members of NAESP.

Due Date:  June 23, 2017

For more information, visit: program.aspx


Sep 29 2017

The P. Buckley Moss Foundation Announces Funds to Support Arts-Integrated Education Programs

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


Oct 01 2017

Herb Society of America Invites Applications for Herb Garden Grant

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

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Oct 15 2017

Wild Ones Invites Applications for Native Plant Education Projects

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

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Nov 03 2017

The NCTM Accepting Applications for Projects That Incorporate Music into Math Instruction.

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics is accepting applications from teachers of preK-2 mathematics for projects that incorporate music into the elementary school classroom. Grants will be awarded to individual classroom teachers or small groups of teachers collaborating in a single grade or across grade levels. Proposals must address the combining of mathematics and music, planning for improving students’ learning of mathematics, and/or the anticipated impact on students’ achievement. Any acquisition of equipment must support the proposed plan but not be the primary focus of the grant.

Grant Amount: Grant amounts range up to $3,000.

Eligibility: Applicants must be a current Full Individual or E-Member of NCTM or teach in a school with a current NCTM preK-8 school membership and currently teach mathematics or collaborate with teachers of mathematics in grades preK-2.

Due Date: November 3, 2017

For more information, visit: Teach-Mathematics-Grants/


Dec 29 2017

The Bank of the West Foundation Announces Availability of Funds to Support Education and Job Training, Community and Economic Development

The Bank of the West’s Charitable Investments Program supports programs designed to promote education and job training; and community and economic development. Special emphasis is directed toward programs designed to serve low- to moderate-income individuals.

Education and Job Training

•Financial education and management training programs

•Job training and vocational programs, including literacy and basic-skills education, for low- to moderate-income adults.

Community and Economic Development

•Creation, preservation or rehabilitation of affordable housing

•Homeownership and credit counseling programs for low to moderate-income individuals

•Financing services and technical assistance programs for small businesses and farms

•Asset creation and preservation programs for low- to moderate-income individuals 

Grant Amount: Grant amount not specified.

Eligibility: Applicants limited to pubic, nonprofit organizations and agencies that are exempt from federal taxes under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Due Date:  Application excepted on a rolling basis.

For more information, visit: support/charitable-investments.html#


Dec 31 2017

Chef Ann Foundation Accepting Applications for School Fresh Produce Program

The Chef Ann Foundation provides tools that help schools serve children healthy and delicious scratch-cooked meals made with fresh, whole foods. The Chef Ann Foundation in partnership with Skoop, is accepting applications for Project Produce: Fruit and Veggie Grants for Schools, a program that aims to expand students’ palates and encourage increased consumption of an exposure to fresh produce.

Grants will be awarded to school districts for programs that engage students in activities that encourage students to taste new vegetables and fruits offered either in a dish, cooked, or raw. Grant funds must be used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables to support each school’s planned Project Produce programming. In addition, the majority of the produce must be locally accessible and at a price point affordable to all households.

Grant Amount: Grant amounts up to $2,500 are available. Districts may apply for up to ten schools at $2,500 per school.

Eligibility: Any district or independent school participating in the National School Lunch Program is eligible to apply. Applications must be submitted by the school district’s food-service director.

Due Date: Application are rolling and open.

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