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Applications are due Nov. 30 for digital communication grants from SchoolSpan, a division of CompUtopia-a technology solutions provider based in Warwick, R.I. Grants support K-12 school districts by providing Web portal technologies that can enhance existing school Web sites. Forty one-year grants are available. Each winning school 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:; Web site:

Applications are due Jan. 10 for grassroots volunteer campaign grants from the Sleeping Bear Press. Grants support youth grassroots campaigns in schools, such as student foundations and fundraisers that benefit schools and communities. Five one-year grants of $1,000 are available. Teachers with students in grades 3 to 8 are eligible to apply. Contact: SBP, Barb McNally, 310 N. Main, Suite 300, Chelsea, MI 48118; Web site:

Applications are due Jan. 19 for Toyota TAPESTRY Grants from Toyota Motor Sales Inc. and the National Science Teachers Association. Grants support innovative student projects in environmental or physical sciences or in literacy and science.  Fifty one-year grants ranging from $2,500 to $10,000 each are available to elementary, middle, and high school science teachers. The winners also receive an expenses-paid trip to the 2004 NSTA national convention in Atlanta. At least 20 mini-grants of $2,500 each are also awarded. Contact: NSTA/Toyota TAPESTRY, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201-3000; (800) 807-9852; e-mail; Web site:

Applications are due Feb. 15 for Technology for Teaching grants from Hewlett Packard. Grants support teacher teams in public schools that use mobile technology to teach. Teachers in K-12 public schools who have access to a local area network are eligible to apply. One-year grants ranging from $500 to $30,000 each are available. Interested applicants are encouraged to register their intent to apply by January 2005. Contact: Applications can be submitted online at


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 nonprofit groups 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:

Applications are due Dec. 1 for teacher classroom grants from Kappa Delta Phi. Grants fund classroom projects designed by K-12 educators in the United States. Seventy-five one-year grants of $100 each are available. Contact: KDP, 3707 Woodview Trace, Indianapolis, IN 46268;(800) 284-3167;
fax:(317) 704-2323; Web site:

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:

Applications are due Dec. 3 for grants from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. The organization is offering $2,000 Mary Dolciani grants, which support the professional development of mathematics teachers in grades 7-12. It is also offering a $6,000 Irene Etkowicz Eizen grant, which is awarded to an elementary school mathematics teacher who serves as a teacher-leader. Contact: NCTM, 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1502; (703) 620-9840 ext. 2112; Web site:

Applications are due Dec. 31 for grants from the Captain Planet Foundation. The grants support environmental projects for youth and children that help empower young people and communities to solve environmental problems. Grants of up to $2,500 are available. Schools and nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply. Contact: CPF, 133 Luckie St., Second Floor, Atlanta, GA 30303; Web site:

Applications are due Jan. 15 for various grants from the International Reading Association. Grants support the study of beginning reading, reading difficulties, literacy and instruction, and adult readers, among other subjects. The grant programs include the Teacher as Researcher grants of up to $5,000 each, which are awarded to teachers who do their own research; the Elva Knight Research Grants of up to $10,000 each, which are given to IRA members for proposed research addressing new and significant questions; the $5,000 Nila Banton Smith Research Dissemination Support Grant, for an IRA member to disseminate research; and the $1,000 Helen M. Robinson Grant, for a doctoral student or association member in the early stages of study. Contact: Marcella Moore, Research and Policy Division, IRA, 800 Barksdale Road, PO Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139; (302) 731-1600, ext. 423; fax (302) 731-1057; e-mail; Web site:


Applications are due Dec. 17 for Teacher Quality Enhancement grants from the U.S. Department of Education. Grants support statewide reforms to teacher licensing and certification, accountability, teacher preparation, and recruitment. State education agencies that have not received previous grant funding from this program are eligible to apply, including Alaska, Delaware, Hawaii, Iowa, Montana, New York, the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S Virgin Islands. Nine three-year grants ranging from $500,000 to $5 million each are available. Contact: Luretha Kelley, USDE, 1990 K St. N.W., Room 7096, Washington, DC 20006; (202) 502-7645; e-mail:; Web site:

Applications are due Feb. 3 for school mental health grants from the U.S Department of Health and Human Services. Two five-year grants of $400,000 each will be awarded to support two national centers that develop school mental health policies and programs. The centers will work to help schools, state agencies, and educators address mental health problems among students. Public and private nonprofits, including tribal and community organizations, are eligible to apply. Contact: USDHHS, Health Resources and Services Administration, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857; (877) Go4-HRSA or (301) 998-7373; e-mail:; Web site:

Applications are due anytime for Teacher Quality Research grants from the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences. Up to 15 three-year grants of $300,000 each are available. Grants support research on strategies for improving teacher preparation for 1st grade reading and 6th grade mathematics. Public and private nonprofits and universities are eligible to apply. Contact: Donna Hinkle, IES, 555 New Jersey Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20208; (202) 208-2322; fax: (202) 219-0958; e-mail:; Web site:

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