Timely Grant Opportunities

This page lists current grants whose application dates have not yet passed. New grants will be periodically posted to this page, so please check back regularly for new opportunities.

Art - ELA Challenge Grant   

Source
The Pelican Foundation for Creative Education

Deadline
02/28/2020

Award
Up to $500

Website
http://tpffce.com/ChallengeGrants.html

State(s)
National 

Purpose
The Pelican Foundation for Creative Education is offering grants of up to $500 to Middle and High School teachers. We fund special projects and lessons that enhance the curriculum and engage students interest in all subject areas. Our foundation funds projects that lend an experiential component that takes the subject beyond the textbook. 

Eligibility
Art teachers who need materials are encouraged to apply.

Grade Level
6–12

Library REACH Grant  

Source
Fund for Public School

Deadline
02/24/2020

Award
Up to $2,500

Website
http://bit.ly/libraryREACH2020

State(s)
NY

Purpose
The Fund for Public Schools and the New York City School Library System are pleased to announce the 16th annual Library Revitalizing Education for Adolescents and Children (REACH) grant. Library REACH is a privately-funded program that allows New York City public schools to improve their libraries in order to enhance teaching and learning. Since 2003, The Fund has awarded over 300 Library REACH grants totaling over $2.8 million. This year we will award 5 grants to schools libraries for up to $2,500.

Each school must have:

▪ An operational library program that can demonstrate need;
▪ One full-time certified librarian or teacher-assigned to the library
▪ A commitment to implementing the grant by the end of the current school year ;
▪ A commitment to submitting an evaluation form upon completion of the project;

Note: Campus schools are eligible to apply and should select one school as the lead applicant.

Using the SLMPE Rubric, evaluate your current library facility and develop a school library improvement plan.

http://www.nysed.gov/common/nysed/files/programs/school-library-services/slmpe-rubric-2016.pdf

Grants are awarded through a competitive process and chosen by a Review Team comprised of staff from Library Services.

Eligibility
Only NYC Public school libraries are eligible. Independent and charter school libraries are NOT eligible.

Grade Level
K–12

National STEM Scholar Program  

Source
National Stem Cell Foundation

Deadline
02/01/2020

Award
$2,500

Website
https://nationalstemcellfoundation.org/education/

State(s)
National

Purpose
National STEM Scholars receive professional development in the implementation of STEM projects in the classroom, spend a full day with a national thought leader in STEM education, and build a national network of colleagues for information sharing. STEM Scholar classrooms also have an opportunity to speak with astronauts on the International Space Station during the school year and work directly with providers of space technology education nationwide.

Eligibility
Middle school science teachers

Grade Level
6–8

Elizabeth Rohatyn Prize for Schools Where Teaching Matters  

Source
Teaching Matters

Award
$25,000

Website
http://teachingmatters.org/rohatyn/

State(s)
NY

Purpose
All public schools within a 100-mile radius of New York City are eligible to receive the Elizabeth Rohatyn Prize for Schools Where Teaching Matters. Teaching Matters seeks to identify and award schools that have created and want additional support in enhancing equity-centric initiatives such as:

  • Design of healthy and inclusive learning environments
  • Implementation of instructional strategies that adapt to diverse learning styles
  • Creation of an inclusive curriculum and assessment
  • Execution of project-based learning on social justice issues
  • Establishment of diversity, equity, and inclusion professional development for teachers and staff
  • Alignment of the curriculum with histories, language, and experiences of traditionally marginalized voices that build team capacity to personally reflect on equity and diversity and demonstrate transformative experiences around race and equity
  • Engagement in data-driven cycles of improvement specifically tailored to goals in increasing academic outcomes and a sense of belonging for all students.

Eligibility
All public schools within a 100-mile radius of New York City  

Grade Level
K–12

Grammy Music Educator Award

Source
Grammy in the Schools

Deadline
March 15, 2020

Award
$10,000

Websitehttp://www.grammyintheschools.com/programs/grammy-music-educator-award

State(s)
National

Purpose
For USA K-12 and college music teachers to recognize their outstanding commitment to music education and their positive impact on their students. Nominations may be submitted by teachers, students, parents, community members, administrators, and other individuals.

Eligibility
Current, full-time, educators in the U.S., who teach music in public or private schools — Kindergarten through College. Teachers in after-school, private studios, or other educational settings are not eligible. Teachers who are planning to retire at the end of the current school year are not eligible. 

Grade Level
K–12

Fund for Teachers

Source
Fund for Teachers

Deadline
January 30, 2020

Award
$10,000

Purpose
To pursue self-designed professional learning around the world.

Eligibility
Grants to Pre-K–12 public school educators. To be eligible, applicants must have at least three years of teaching experience. Individuals and teams can apply.

Grade Level
Pre-K–12

AIAA Foundation Classroom Grant Program

Source
AIAA Foundation

Deadline
January 17, 2020

Award
$500

Website: https://www.aiaa.org/home/get-involved/students-educators/aiaa-foundation-classroom-grant-program

Purpose
The AIAA Foundation believes that one of the most significant means to inspire and advance the future of Aerospace is to fund grants to meet the unmet and unfunded educational need of students. Each school year, AIAA awards grants of up to $500 worthy projects that significantly influence student learning.

Eligibility
Applicants must be a K - 12 classroom teacher.

Grade Level
K–12

The Pelican Foundation for Creative Education

Source
Challenge Grants

Deadline
January 15, 2020

State(s)
National

Award
Up to $15,000

Purpose
The Pelican Foundation for Creative Education is offering grants of up to $500 to Middle and High School teachers. We fund special projects and lessons that enhance the curriculum and engage students interest in all subject areas. Our foundation funds projects that lend an experiential component that takes the subject beyond the textbook. 

Eligibility
Art teachers who need materials are encouraged to apply.

Grade Level
6–12

The Connect Kids to Parks Field Trip Grant

The Connect Kids to Parks Field Trip Grant Program (Connect Kids) is a field trip refund grant program connecting New York schoolchildren with nature and New York State history.

How Does It Work?

  • Connect Kids will refund up to $1,000 of the field trip costs for visits to a New York State Park, Nature Center, or Historic Site (Parks), or a Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Environmental Education Center, fish hatchery, or selected DEC sites. Field trip locations covered under the program include:
  • New York State parks, Nature Centers or Historic Sites
  • Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Environmental Education Centers or Fish
  • Hatcheries
  • Adirondack Loj
  • SUNY College of Environmental Science Forestry's Newcomb Campus
  • Chittenago Landing Canal Boat Museum
  • Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center
  • Montezuma Audubon Center

Grants are available on a first come, first served basis. Field trip costs eligible for a refund include transportation, program fees, entry fees, and/or pavilion fees.  Schools, youth bureaus, or afterschool programs pay for services first and are then reimbursed for their expenses after the trip. Chaperones that drive separately will not be refunded for any field trip expenses.

Eligibility

Any public school in a district with a Title I school (grades Pre-K-12 including school-sponsored clubs), Advantage After School Programs, 21st Century Learning Centers and village, town, or county youth bureaus in communities with Title I schools are eligible to apply. Each class or afterschool/youth bureau group is eligible for one transportation grant per academic year. Applications are on a rolling basis.

Fresh Films Tech Grants

Purpose

For classroom technology supplies, software, or hardware. Eligible purchases include, but are not limited to: 3D printers, tablets or Dell computers, software, green screens, or hi-tech biology supplies.  The grant award is $300.00.

Eligibility

All K-12 teachers and principals from any discipline who have a demonstrated need for technology. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

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