From Federal Sources
Drug-Free Communities Grants
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the Office of National Drug Control Policy awarded 227 community organizations with grants from the Drug Free Communities Program. The program, which awarded $21.9 million in new grants, provides grants of up to $100,000 to local organizations that encourage community participation in drug prevention. Twenty-eight schools, districts, and parent-teacher associations received grants. The winners are listed below alphabetically.
Blackfoot School District, Blackfoot, Idaho; Boyle County School System, Danville, Ky.; Canutillo Independent School District, Canutillo, Texas; Citrus County School District, Inverness, Fla.; Clarksdale Central School District, New City, N.Y; Clear Creek Independent School District, League City, Texas; Dayton School District, Dayton, Ore.; Educational Council Foundation, Columbus, Ohio; Enterprise Elementary Parent-Teacher Association, Federal Way, Wash.; Gallatin School District, Junction, Ill.; Gladbrook Reinbeck School, Reinbeck, Iowa; Hinsdale High School, Hinsdale, N.H.; Interlakes School District, Meredith, N.H.; Irvine Unified School District, Irvine, Calif.; Laytonville Unified School District, Laytonville, Calif.; Loess Hills Area Education Agency, Council Bluffs, Iowa; Long Beach School District, Long Beach, Miss.; McLean County Board of Education, Calhoun, Ky.; Merrill Area Public Schools, Merrill, Wis.; Molalla River School District, Molalla, Ore.; Montrose County School District, Montrose, Colo.; Natrona County School District, Casper, Wyo.; Santa Fe Independent School District, Santa Fe, Texas; Skelly Public School, Watts, Okla.; Tahlequah Public Schools, Tahlequah, Okla.; Walters Public School, Walters, Okla.; Wausau School District, Wausau, Wis.; Westside Community Schools, Omaha, Neb.
From Corporate Sources
Applications are due Nov. 30 for digital communication grants from SchoolSpan, a division of CompUtopia —a technology solution provider based in Warwick, R.I. Grants support K-12 school districts by providing Web portal solutions that can enhance existing school Web sites. Forty one-year grants are available. Winning schools will receive funds ranging from $25,000 to $50,000 to pay for technology applications and staff training. Contact: SS, 205 Hallene Road, Suite A6, Warwick, RI 02886; (800) 289-1622 ext. 301; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: www.schoolspan.com.
Applications are due any time for academic achievement grants from Wells Fargo, a financial services company based in San Francisco. Grants support school partnership projects, staff training, and programs that emphasize achievement in math, science, literacy, and the history of the American West. Public schools in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming are eligible to apply. Interested schools should contact their local Wells Fargo office for application information. Contact: WF; Web site: www.wellsfargo.com.
Applications are due any time for K-16 math and science education grants from the Lockheed Martin Corporation. One-year grants are made to national or local programs that are located near the company’s operations facilities. Public schools and nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply. Applications should be submitted to a local Lockheed Martin facility. Addresses are available online at www.lockheedmartin.com. National requests can be sent to the address below. Contact: LMC, David Phillips, 6801 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20817; Web site: www.lockheedmartin.com.
Applications are due any time for Products for Learning grants from Fujifilm, based in Valhalla, N.Y. Grants recognize K-12 teachers who use photography and digital technology in their lesson plans. Winners receive one of the following pieces of equipment: a digital camera, 35mm camera, memory card, film, USB drive, or zip disk. Contact: Adam Yates, FF, Valhalla, NY; (212) 741-5106; ext. 20; e-mail: adam_Yates@fujifilm.com; Web site: www.productsforlearning.com.
Applications are due any time for grants from the Hasbro Children’s Foundation. Grants of up to $35,000 are available for programs that address the emotional and physical health of disadvantaged children. Nonprofit educational organizations are eligible to apply. Contact: HCF, 10 Rockefeller Plaza, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10020; (212) 713-7654; Web site: www.hasbro.org.
Applications are due any time for education grants from the Allstate Foundation. Grants support school programs that focus on student safety and development, mentoring, conflict resolution, driver’s education, and drunk driving prevention. K-12 public schools and nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply. Grants ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 are available. Contact: AF, 2775 Sanders Road, Suite F3, Northbrook, IL 60063-6127; (847) 402-5502; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: www.allstate.com/community.
Applications are due any time for grants from the Goldman Sachs Foundation. Grants support programs that seek to improve academic achievement, business education, and educational partnerships at public and private schools. Contact: GSF, 375 Park Avenue, Suite 1008, New York, NY 10152; (212) 888-9482; fax: (212) 902-3925; Web site: www.gs.com/our_firm/the_culture/social_responsibility/gs_foundation.html.
Applications are due any time for Learning Network Grants from the AT&T Foundation. Grants support family involvement in education and professional development opportunities for teachers. Public and private elementary and secondary schools, universities, and nonprofit educational organizations are eligible to apply. Contact: AT&T Foundation, 32 Avenue of the Americas, Sixth Floor, New York, NY 10013; Web site: www.att.com/foundation.
From Private Sources
Applications are due Nov. 1 for education grants from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. Grants support programs for teacher professional development, educational leadership, innovative instruction, and underserved students. Nonprofit educational organizations are eligible to apply. Contact: David Grant, GRDF, 163 Madison Ave., PO Box 1239, Morristown, NJ 07962; (973) 540-8442; fax: (973) 540-1211; Web site: www.grdodge.org/foundation_history.htm.
Applications are due Nov. 19 for 2005 Inspiration grants from the College Board. The grants recognize high schools that improve their academic environments and help low-income students enter college. Public high schools in which at least 40 percent of the students receive free or reduced price lunches are eligible to apply. Three one-year grants of $25,000 are available. Contact: CB, 45 Columbus Ave., New York, NY 10023; (212) 713-8052; fax: (212) 713-8184; Web site: www.collegeboard.com/inspirationawards.
Applications are due Nov. 30 for grants from GoGirlGo, a program administered by the Women's Sports Foundation. Grants support sports and physical activity programs for underserved girls in grades 3-8. Elementary and middle schools, community organizations, and other nonprofits are eligible to apply. A total of $200,000 in one-year grants will be awarded. Contact: WSF,GoGirlGo!, Eisenhower Park, East Meadow, NY 11554; Web site: www.GoGirlGo.com.
Applications are due Dec. 1 for teacher classroom grants from Kappa Delta Phi. Grants fund classroom projects of K-12 educators nationwide. Seventy-five one-year grants of $100 are available. Contact: KDP, 3707 Woodview Trace, Indianapolis, IN 46268;(800) 284-3167; Fax: (317) 704-2323; Web site: www.kdp.org/scholarships/teacher.php.
Applications are due Dec. 1 for 2005 Youth Garden grants from the National Gardening Association. Grants support K-12 schools and educational organizations that run student garden programs. Winners receive grant packages that include seeds, tools, garden products, and educational resources. Projects should focus on nutrition, environmental awareness, and the social and curricular aspects of gardening. Contact: NGA, 1100 Dorset St., South Burlington, VT 05403; (800) 538-7476; fax: (802) 864-6889; Web site: www.kisgardening.com/grants.asp.
Applications are due any time for Advancing Student Achievement grants from the Actuarial Foundation, a Schaumburg, Ill.-based nonprofit group that represents the actuarial profession. Grants provide support for mathematics students by pairing teachers and volunteer actuaries in classrooms. Volunteer actuaries help cover math topics such as budgeting, investment, and statistics.
K-12 schools in the United States and Canada interested in developing math-mentoring programs that involve actuaries as volunteers are eligible to apply. Grants of up to $25,000 are available. Contact: AF, 475 N. Martingale Road, Suite 600, Schaumburg, IL 60173-2226; (847) 706-3535: fax: (847) 706-3599; Web site: www.actuarialfoundation.org.
Applications are due any time for Teaching Tolerance Grants from the Southern Poverty Law Center. Grants support programs that educate students and staff about tolerance and peacemaking. Grants of up to $2,000 are available. K-12 classroom teachers are eligible to apply. Contact: TTG, 400 Washington Ave., Montgomery, AL 36104; Web site: www.tolerance.org.
Applications are due any time for music grants from Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation. The foundation supports two types of programs. The Melody Program purchases and pays for the repair of musical instruments for K-12 school music programs. The Special Projects Program provides instruments and repairs to community schools and after-school programs. Non-cash grants ranging from $500 to $5,000 are available. K-12 public and community schools with programs that are at least three years old are eligible to apply. Contact: MHOF, 15125 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 204, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403; (818) 784-6787; fax: (818) 784-6788; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: www.mhopus.org.
From Federal Sources
Applications are due Nov. 2 for the Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program grants from the U.S. Department of Education. The program funds training, research, and curriculum development in foreign languages as well as international studies for teachers, students, and school staff interested in studying overseas. State departments of education, nonprofit educational organizations, and universities are eligible to apply. Sixty-one three-year grants ranging from $50,000-$310,000 are available. Contact: Lungching Chiao, USDE, International Education Program Service, 1990 K St. N.W., Sixth Floor, Washington, DC 20006; (202) 502-7624; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/06jun20041800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2004/E4-2356.htm.
Applications are due Nov. 12 for International Research and Studies Program grants from the U.S. Department of Education. The program funds research and studies in international fields. Public and private agencies, school districts, and individuals are eligible to apply. Seventeen three-year grants ranging from $55,000 to $160,000 are available. Contact: Jose L. Martinez, USDE, International Education Program Service, 1990 K St. N.W., Room 6010, Washington, DC 20006; (202) 502-7635; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/06jun20041800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2004/E4-2355.htm.
Applications are due Nov. 15 for Environmental Education grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Grants support programs that raise public understanding of environmental issues. State and local education agencies, universities, tribal schools, noncommercial educational broadcasting companies, and nonprofits are eligible to apply. Sixty one-year grants ranging from $15,000 to $100,000 are available. Contact: Office of Environmental Education, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., 1704A, Washington, DC 20460; Web site: http://www.epa.gov/enviroed/grants_sol2005.html.
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