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: www.galeschools.com/grant_goldmine/sbpgrant.htm.
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 email@example.com; Web site: www.nsta.org/programs/tapestry.
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 http://grants.hp.com/us/programs/tech_teaching/index.html.
Applications are due Feb. 15 for Teacher and Service Learning grants from the State Farm Companies Foundation. Grants support teacher quality and improvement programs and service learning programs. K-12 public schools are eligible to apply.
Contact: Web site: http://www.statefarm.com/foundati/foundati.htm.
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: www.captainplanetfdn.org/appProcess.html.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: www.reading.org/association/awards/index.html.
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: Luretha.Kelley@ed.gov; Web site: www.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister/announcements/2004-4/102504a.html.
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 Bldg., 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857; (877) Go4-HRSA or (301) 998-7373; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: www.hrsa.gov.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: www.ed.gov/offices/IES/tq/tqRFA.doc.
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