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.

Sylvia Shurge Award for Elementary School Teachers 

Source
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)

Deadline
December 18, 2020

Award
$1,000

Website: https://www.nsta.org/about/awards.aspx#corteva

Purpose
This award honors one elementary school teacher who has established (or is establishing) an interdisciplinary, inquiry-based lesson plan.The lesson plan will fully reference sources of information and any relevant National Science Education Standards and benchmarks found in the Atlas of Science Literacy.

Eligibility
Elementary school teachers (grades K-6); applicants must be a full-time teacher with a minimum of five years of teaching experience.

Grade Level
K–6

ALDI Smart Kids

Source
ALDI

Deadline
December 15, 2019

Award
$5,000

Purpose
To improve the health and wellness of children.

Eligibility
501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Public funded service agency, such as police or fire. Public or private K-12 school. Faith-based organizations that benefit children in the community.

Grade Level
K–12

Hugh L. Adams Playground Grant

Source
The Fund for Public Schools

Deadline
December 1, 2019

Award
At least one grant recipient will be selected to receive a new outdoor play system and safety surface suitable for elementary school students.  

Purpose

The Fund for Public Schools is excited to announce its sixth annual request for Hugh L. Adams Playground Grant applications. This grant was created “for the establishment of children’s playgrounds” through the generous support of the Hugh L. Adams Charitable Trust. The Hugh L. Adams Playground Grant helps to ensure more children can benefit from being active and engaging in playtime. 

 

For questions, contact Arlene Dominguez at ADominguez2@schools.nyc.gov or 212-374-6823.

VITAL Library Grant

Source

NYCDOE Department of Literacy, Library Services, and AIS

Award

$45,000

Purpose

School libraries play a VITAL and unique role in students' growth and development by establishing a third space for students to inquire, create, learn, explore, and thrive. Through VITAL Libraries (Vital, Instructional, Transformative, Accessible, Learning Libraries), the New York City Department of Education's Department of Library Services will work with school leaders to grow, strengthen, and re-imagine the function, purpose, identity, and potential of libraries in high-need environments such as Community Schools.

Eligibility

Any elementary, middle, or high school with a pedagogue assigned to the school library.

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 Follett Challenge

Source
Follett

Deadline
December 12, 2019

State(s)
National

Award
Up to $15,000

Purpose
What does innovation look like in your school or district? How are you preparing students with the vital skills they need for life after high school and for jobs that may not yet exist? Share your story of an outstanding 21st-century learning program taking place in your classroom or library and earn the chance to win your share of $200,000 in Follett products and services! 

Eligibility
Submissions are open to all educators in K-12 schools (public/private) in the United States, Canada and Australia. This includes classroom teachers, special teachers (e.g., art teachers, music teachers), technology specialists, administrators, PTAs and librarians/media specialists.

Grade Level
K–12

GRAMMY Museum’s Jane Ortner Education Award

Source
Grammy Museum

Deadline
December 4, 2019

State(s)
National

Award
$4,000

Purpose
Music’s educational power transcends school bands, choirs, and orchestras—it can be used as a learning tool in any classroom. The Jane Ortner Education Award celebrates K-12 teachers who integrate music into English language arts, social studies, math, science, and foreign language instruction; respect for nature; have measurable outcomes; and be approved by the school principal.

Eligibility
Elementary, middle, and high school educators who teach English language arts, social studies, science, math, or a foreign language are encouraged to apply for the award.

Grade Level
K–12

Go Green Minigrants

Source
Peace, Love & Planet

Deadline
November 22, 2019

State(s)
National

Purpose
Peace, Love & Planet awards Go Green Minigrants as seed money for environmental initiatives that are school based and led by students. Projects should encompass the core values of reduce, reuse, recycle, and respect for nature; have measurable outcomes; and be approved by the school principal.

Eligibility
Public, Private, Charter, Other (including homeschool, 501(c)(3) organizations)

Grade Level
K–12

Angela Award

Source
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)

Deadline
December 18, 2019

Award
$1,000

State(s)
National 

Purpose
This award honors one female student in grades 5–8, who is involved in or has a strong connection to science. The award has been established in honor of Gerry Wheeler, Executive Director Emeritus, and his outstanding dedication to NSTA and lifelong commitment to science education.

Eligibility
Any female student in grades 5–8 who is a resident of the United States, US Territories, or Canada, and is enrolled in full time public, private, or home school.

Grade Level
5–8  

Connect Kids to Parks Field Trip Grant Program

Purpose

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.

Eligibility

Title 1 schools AND any public school in a district with a Title 1 school (grades preK-12 including school-sponsored clubs), Advantage After School Programs, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, and village, town, or county youth bureaus in communities with Title 1 schools are eligible to apply. Each class or afterschool/youth bureau group is eligible for one transportation grant per academic year.

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 Audobon 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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