April 4, 2010

Grants! Grants! Grants!

Filed under: April 2010 — mbrown @ 6:38 pm

Now is the time to start preparing to submit grants this summer that will yield awards in the fall. Many grants are available to teachers now to fund projects in a wide variety of subjects. Most grants require a simple online application. Here are a few of the grants you may consider:

InvenTeams 2011
Awards: Up to $10,000
Deadline: April 23, 2010
Description: High school science, mathematics, or technology teachers from public, private, charter, or vocational schools are invited to apply for funding to support their project to identify and research a problem, then develop a prototype invention as a class or extracurricular project to solve that problem. Created by Lemelson-MIT, this project is a unique opportunity for high school students to experience invention.

Target Arts and Culture in School Grants
Award: Up to $2,000
Deadline: April 30, 2010
Description: Target invites all K-12 public schools to apply for grants to fund projects, field trips, and experiences that help bring the arts and cultural experiences to K-12 students.

ING Unsung Heroes Awards Program
Award: 100 – $2,000 awards, one – $5,000 award, one – $10,000 award, one-$25,000 award
Deadline: April 30, 2010
Description: All full-time educators, administrators, paraprofessionals, or classified staff are eligible to apply for funding to support their unique classroom projects. In the past 10 years more than $3 million in grants have been awarded.

American Honda Foundation
Award: $20,000-$60,000
Deadline: May 1, July 1, November 1, 2010, February 1, 2011
Description: The American Honda Foundation invites all public schools and educational institutions to apply for grants to fund projects that focus on youth education specifically in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math. Proposals are reviewed and funded quarterly.

Academic Enrichment Grants
Award: Up to $10,000 per year for three years
Deadline: May 1, 2010
Description: The Mcarthey Dressman education foundation invites all K-12 public schools to apply for funds to support unique projects that will supplement regular classroom or after school activities, student ideas for strengthening the academic experience, additional resources to supplement a currently funded project in the areas of materials, time, or transportation.

Dominion Educational Partnership Program
Award: Up to $10,000
Deadline: May 1, 2010
Description: Public and private K-12 schools in target areas in the NE United states are invited to apply for grants to fund the tools they need to revitalize their math and science programs.

Teacher Development Grants
Award: Up to $10,000
Deadline: May 1, 2010
The Mcarthey Dressman education foundation invites all K-12 public school educators to apply for funds to support individuals or small teams of teachers who are implementing groundbreaking, innovative instructional strategies. The funds allow educators to write about their projects, share them with other teachers, and observe the effect on student learning.

Braitmeyer Foundation
Award: Up to $35,000
Deadline: June 1, 2010
Description: Grants are awarded for K-12 education throughout the United States for curricular and school reform initiatives, and professional development initiatives particularly to encourage talented educators to remain in K-12 education.

Teams Award
Award: $2500, Gale products ($500 value), a one-year subscription to Library Media Connection; and Educator’s Professional Bookshelf ($500 value) from Linworth Publishing.
Deadline: June 15, 2011 (this is awarded every two years and has been included so that teachers and media specialists can anticipate plans for next school year).
Description: The Gale/Library Media Connection TEAMS award invites all K-12 public school in the United States and Canada to apply for grants to fund projects that demonstrate collaboration between the media specialist and teacher to improve student achievement. Each nomination will be evaluated to determine effective techniques that have a positive impact on student achievement, school leadership support, and best practices that can be replicated.

Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation
Award: Up to $10,000 toward instrument acquisition or repair
Deadline: September 1, 2010
Description: K-12 public, private, or charter schools in the United States are invited to submit a pre-qualification form to the Mr. Holland’s Opus foundation to apply for up to $10,000 worth of instruments or repair of existing instruments. Programs that take place during the school day and meet the guidelines listed on the Web site are eligible to apply for the Melody Program. After-school programs that meet the guidelines listed at the Web site are invited to apply for the Special Projects program.

Arthur Ashley Williams Foundation
Award: Varies
Deadline: Ongoing
Description: The Arthur Ashley Williams Foundation awards grants to non-profit organizations and public schools to provide support, seed money, challenge grants, and capital improvements. Grant applications are considered based on the target population to be served, the need for service and impact on the target population, sustainability of the project once the grant has ended, and the significance of the grant on the organization implementing the project.

Digital Wish Grants
Awards: Up to 43 different hardware and software awards
Deadline: Ongoing
Description: Register to win one of 43 hardware and software awards through the digital wish program. Register your classroom, write and submit a lesson plan and you are automatically registered to up more than 40 technology grants and one of three Mobile Digital Camera Labs.

Reading, Writing & Rhythm
Award: Musical Intruments
Deadline: Ongoing
Description: K-12 small or rural schools are invited to apply for musical instruments for their school music programs. This program was founded by country music artist Chely Wright.

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