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Mar 31 2017

IDEA Invites Proposals for Teaching/Learning Impact Grants

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/

 


Mar 31 2017

The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation Announces Availability of Funds for Public School and Libraries Mini Grants

The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation supports projects that foster creative expression, collaboration, and interaction with a diverse community. The program funds educators in support of special activities and events for their students outside the standard curriculum. Projects funded in the past include murals, pen pal groups, quilts, theater productions, newspapers and other publications, intergenerational activities, and programs that bring disparate communities together.  

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

Eligibility:  U.S. Public schools and public libraries are eligible to apply. Preschool head start programs also are eligible.  Only one application from each library or school will be considered. 

Due Date:  March 31, 2017 

For more information, visit: http://www.ezra-jack-keats.org/section/ezra-jack-keats-mini-grant-program-for-public-libraries-public-schools/ 


Apr 05 2017

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Invites Applications to Young Scholars Program

Dedicated to advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation offers the largest scholarships in the U.S., as well as comprehensive counseling and other support services to students from 8th grade through graduate school.

As part of this mission, the Cooke Foundation is accepting applications from outstanding 7th-grade students with financial need for its annual Young Scholars Program. From eighth grade through their senior year of high school, Young Scholars receive a personal academic and college counselor, funding for academic and enrichment programs in the summer and during the school year, internship and study-abroad opportunities, and educational resources, including books and technology.

Up to seventy students will be selected to begin the Young Scholars Program when they start eighth grade in September.

Grant Amount: Cooke Young Scholars often receive Cooke College Scholarships worth up to $40,000 a year, while many have received Cooke Continuing Graduate Scholarships worth up to $50,000 a year for four years.

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must have earned mostly As in school since sixth grade, with no grades of C in English, math, science, or social studies. They also must live and attend high school in the United States or a U.S. territory. 

Due Date:  April 5, 2017

For more information, visit: http://www.jkcf.org/scholarship-programs/young-scholars/

 


Apr 07 2017

The Lead2Feed Leadership Challenge Accepting Student Entries for Service Learning Projects

The Lead2Feed Challenge in partnership with the Foundation for Impact on Literacy and Learning the Lift a Life Foundation, and the Yum! Foundation, encourages middle and high school students to hone their leadership skills by completing a service-learning project that addresses a community need. Teams of students in 6th-12th grades are invited to enter the challenge.

Each team must complete the Lead2Feed lessons and create and execute a service-learning project designed to find and fill a need in their community. Teams will develop an action plan to achieve the goal and apply the leadership skills in the lessons to complete their projects. Each entry must be submitted online using the Lead2Feed Challenge Entry Form, which includes questions, student reflections, photos and a video.

Grant Amount: First-, second-, third- and honorable mention prizes of $20,000, $10,000, $5,000 and $1,000 respectively will be awarded, for a total of up to $275,000.

Eligibility: The Lead2Feed Challenge is open to US teams from schools and youth clubs. Each team must comprise at least three students and a sponsoring teacher or adult adviser. 

Due Date: April 7, 2017

For more information, visit: http://www.lead2feed.org/how-to-participate/project-submission- rules/

 


Apr 07 2017

School for Healthy Kids Issues RFP for School Breakfast Program Grants

Action for Healthy Kids combats childhood obesity, undernourishment, and physical inactivity by helping schools become healthier places where kids can lead healthier lives. The organization partners with dedicated volunteers — teachers, students, moms, dads, and school wellness experts — from within the ranks of its more than sixty-thousand-strong network to create healthful school changes.

To that end, the organization has issued a Request for Proposals for its 2017-18 Breakfast for Healthy Kids and Game on Grants programs.

•School Breakfast Grants: Up to five hundred and fifty schools will receive grant awards ranging between $500 and $3,000 to support increased breakfast participation. Eligible schools may apply to pilot or expand their school breakfast programs (including alternative or universal alternative).

•Game On Grants: Up to five hundred schools will be awarded grants for physical activity and nutrition initiatives that support schools in becoming nationally recognized as a health- promoting school. Grants will range between $500 and $1,000.

Grant Amount: Grant range from $500 to $3,000 each depending on grant award as described above.

Eligibility: Schools that are eligible must serve grades K-12. For the Breakfast grant opportunities, schools participate in the National School Lunch Program and the National School Breakfast Program.

Due Date:  April 7, 2017

For more information, visit: http://www.actionforhealthykids.org/tools-for-schools/apply-for-grants

 


Apr 14 2017

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Announces the Availability of Discretionary Grants for Workforce Development

The purpose of this program, authorized by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), is to assist SEAs in reforming and improving their systems for personnel preparation and professional development in early intervention, educational, and transition services in order to improve results for children with disabilities. This notice contains two absolute priorities and one competitive preference priority.

The two absolute priorities include:

•Effective and Efficient Delivery of Professional Development: In order to meet this priority, an applicant must demonstrate as part of its application, that its proposed project will

1.Use professional development practices that are supported by a ‘‘strong theory’’ of evidence that will increase implementation of practices supported by evidence and result in improved outcomes for children with disabilities;

2.Provide ongoing assistance to personnel receiving professional development that supports the implementation of practices supported by evidence with fidelity; and

3.Use technology to more efficiently and effectively provide ongoing professional development to personnel, including to personnel in rural areas and to other populations.

•State Personnel Development Grants: To meet this priority, an applicant must meet the following statutory requirements:

-1. An applicant must submit a State Personnel Development Plan that identifies and addresses the State and local needs for the personnel preparation and professional development of personnel, as well as individuals who provide direct supplementary aids and services to children with disabilities,

-2. Applicants must establish a partnership with LEAs and other State agencies involved in, or concerned with, the education of children with disabilities.

-3. Each SEA that receives a grant under this program must use the grant funds to support activities in accordance with the State’s Personnel Development Plan.

 

The competitive preference priority is:

•Three additional points will be awarded to applications that demonstrate evidence of promise supporting methods to improve outcomes for children with disabilities.

Grant Amount: Total funding being requested for funding programs total $24,350,000.

Eligibility: Eligible applicants are limited to an State Education agencies in the 50 States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or an outlying area.

Due Date: April 14, 2017

For more information, visit: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view- opportunity.html?oppId=290882

 


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: http://www.crayola.com/for-educators/ccac-landing/grant- 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

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

 


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

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

 


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: https://www.bankofthewest.com/about-us/community- support/charitable-investments.html#

 


Dec 31 2017

FINRA Investor Education Foundation Accepting Applications for Financial Literacy, Financial Capability and Financial Well-Being Projects

The mission of the FINRA Investor Education Foundation is to provide underserved Americans with the knowledge, skills and tools necessary for financial success throughout life. The FINRA Foundation envisions a society characterized by universal financial literacy. The FINRA Foundation funds projects that advance understanding of the relationships among financial literacy, financial capability and financial well-being.

Priority will be given to projects that use data from the National Financial Capability Study (see www.usfinancialcapability.org) and other existing data sets.

Grant Amount: Grant amounts range from $50,000-$100,000.

Eligibility: The Foundation awards grants to entities designated as tax-exempt according to Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3) and to state and other public colleges and universities. The Foundation accepts grant proposals from persons of any race, color, creed, age, sex, disability, and national or ethnic origin.

Due Date: The FINRA Foundation accepts Project Concept Forms at any time during the year. The FINRA Foundation will respond to your Project Concept Form within one month of receipt and either decline the request or invite a full proposal. 

For more information, visit: http://www.finrafoundation.org/grants/general/application/index.html