(**) marks grants that have not appeared in a previous issue of Education Week
AOL Foundation Teacher Retention Grant
The New York-based America Online Time Warner Foundation, the charitable arm of the Internet services and entertainment giant, has awarded New York University’s New Education Support Team a two-year $1 million grant.
The grant will help New York City schools improve high teacher turnover rates by providing new teachers with professional support workshops, lesson plan development, and mentors.
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Heinz Endowment Grants
The Howard Heinz Endowment, an independent philanthropic organization based in Pittsburgh, recently awarded 3 Rivers Connect a $1 million grant.
The grant will be used to fund 3rc’s Waterford Early Reading Program, a research-based literary curriculum used by 4,200 elementary schools to improve reading skills among PK-2 students.
The Endowment also awarded 3rc, which is a nonprofit organization based in Pittsburgh, with a $250,000 grant to help jumpstart a computer learning center in Pittsburgh that will offer resources and opportunities to underprivileged children.
School’s Out Washington Grant
School’s Out Washington, a nonprofit organization based in Seattle, recently awarded 20 Better Outcomes for Out-of- School Time grants.
The $2,000 grants will help fund after-school programs in the state. Recipients are listed below alphabetically.
Atlantic Street Center, Seattle;Blazing Trails Childcare, Seattle; Cham Refugee Community of Seattle; Community Day School Association at Hawthorne, Seattle; Damascus Preschool and Child Care, Seattle; El Centro de la Raza, Seattle; Environmental Science Center, Burien; Fairmount Park Elementary YMCA, Seattle; Fauntleroy Elementary YMCA, Seattle; Hazel Valley Elementary School, Burien; JOY Child Care Center, Seattle; King County Parks-White Center Teen Program, White Center; Latino 4-H Youth Development, Seattle; Neighborhood House, White Center; Nia Center, Seattle; Refugee Women’s Alliance, Seattle; Seahurst Elementary School, Burien; Snuggles Mini Daycare, Seattle; White Center Heights Elementary School, White Center; YWCA Dunlap Child Care Program at Dunlap Elementary, Seattle.
School Safety Grant
The U.S. Department of Justice’s office of community oriented policing services recently awarded 69 local law enforcement agencies $5 million in grants for the Secure Our Schools program. The grants will support the program’s efforts to enhance school safety by installing metal detectors, locks and lighting as well as funding security training.
The winners are listed below by state.
Alabama: Brundidge Police Department; City of Troy.
Arkansas: Forrest City; Marianna Police Department.
Arizonia: Avondale Police Department; South Tucson Police Department; Tolleson Police Department.
California: City of Delano; City of Oakland; City of Richmond; City of Selma; Huron Police Department; Marysville Police Department; Sanger Police Department; Weed Police Department.
Connecticut: New London Police Department.
Delaware: City of Wilmington.
Florida: City of Avon Park; City of Miami Beach; City of Orlando.
Georgia: Baxley Police Department; Waycross Police Department.
Louisiana: City of Minden; City of New Iberia Police Department; Town of Richwood.
Massachusetts: Lawrence Police Department.
Maryland: Crisfield Police Department.
Michigan: Benton Harbor Police Department; City of River Rouge; Dowagiac Police Department.
Minnesota: Bemidji Police Department.
Missouri: City of Jennings.
Mississippi: City of Cleveland; Indianola Police Department.
North Carolina: City of New Bern; Dunn Police Department.
New Jersey: Asbury Park Police Department; City of Orange Township; Township of Irvington; Township of North Bergen; Union City; Wildwood Police Department.
New Mexico: Deming Police Department.
New York: Rochester Police Department; Village of Hempstead; Village of Monticello.
Ohio: Lima Police Department.
Pennsylvania: Chester Police Department; Duquesne Police Department; Harrisburg Bureau of Police.
South Carolina: City of Columbia; Marion Police Department; Santee Police Department; Spartanburg Department of Public Safety.
Tennessee: Brownsville Police Department; City of Chattanooga.
Texas: City of Pharr; City of Robstown; Laredo Police Department; Pittsburg Police Department; Texarkana Police Department.
Virginia: Petersburg Police Bureau.
Washington: City of Fife; City of Mabton; City of Sunnyside; City of Toppenish; Elma Police Department; Town of Granger.
Wisconsin: Milwaukee Police Department.
Suicide Prevention Grant
The U.S Department of Health and Human Services’ substance abuse and mental health services administration recently awarded a three-year $7.5 million grant to the Education Development Center, a nonprofit organization based in Newton, Mass.
The grant will help the center’s health and human development programs division to establish a national suicide prevention resource center aimed at providing communities with information and assistance.
Applications are due Feb. 4 for TechKnow program grants from Dell. The equipment grants support a technology- training program for urban middle schools. Schools must be willing to implement, support and execute the program, which teaches students how to dismantle and reassemble computers. Students who complete the program can take their project computers home at no cost. Dell is donating nearly 4,000 computers nationwide. Contact: Dell TechKnow Program Manager; (800) BUY-DELL ext. 81609; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.dell.com/us/en/k12/topics/segtopic_seg_nav_001_techknow.htm.
Applications are due Feb. 14 for Reading is Fundamental Coca-Cola Ingenuity grants. Grants support creative literacy programs at the local level. Multi-site Reading Is Fundamental programs that can demonstrate a community need may apply for one-year grants of either $25,000 or $50,000. Contact: Aaron Yeatts, Senior Program Specialist, Reading Is Fundamental, Inc., Ingenuity Grants, 1825 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 400 Washington, DC 20009. Web site: http://www.rif.org/supporters/partnerships/coke/ingenuity_grants.html.
Applications are due March 1 for the Coca-Cola Foundation grants. Grants support classroom teaching and learning including, but not limited to, K-12 public school programs, teacher development, and elementary and secondary school projects that provide students with educational opportunities and support. Contact: The Coca-Cola Foundation, Grants Administration; PO Box 1734, Atlanta, GA 30301; Web site: www.coca-cola.com.
Applications are accepted at any time for small grants for programs that improve classroom teaching and learning of math, science, and technology for students in grades 7-12, sponsored by the Toshiba America Foundation. Public and private schools, local education agencies, and youth organizations in the United States, Canada, and Mexico may apply. Projects should provide direct benefits to students and include teacher- led, classroom-based experiences. Grants of up to $5,000 are offered monthly throughout the year. Contact: TAF, Program Office, 1251 Avenue of the Americas, 41st Floor, New York, NY 10020; (212) 588-0820; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.toshiba.com/about/taf.html.
Applications are due Feb. 3 for NEA Fine Arts grants from the National Education Association Foundation. Grants support K-6 fine arts programs for at-risk students. Ten $2,000 grants are available. Local NEA affiliates can apply on behalf of fine arts teachers. Applications are available online. Contact: The NEA Foundation, Fine Arts Grants, 1201 Sixteenth St., Suite 416, Washington, DC 20036; (202) 822-7840; Web site: www.nfie.org/programs/finearts.htm.
Applications are due March 15 for the Excellence in Teaching Cabinet grants from Curriculum Associates, an educational materials publisher based in North Billerica, Mass. Three $1,000 grants will be awarded to K-8 teachers who demonstrate creative and effective teaching practices. Each winner will also receive a $500 gift certificate and an appointment to the Excellence in Teaching Cabinet. Contact: Grant Program Committee Chair, Curriculum Associates, Inc.; PO Box 2001, North Billerica, MA 01862-0901; Web site: www.curriculumassociates.com /cabinet.
Applications are accepted at any time. Space Education Initiatives provides funding for Internet-based, K-12 space education programs. The four programs sponsored nationwide are Moonlink, NEARlink, Marslink, and Orbital Laboratory. The availability of grant money varies by state. Educators may apply for funding through Space Explorers Inc. Contact: SEI, (800) 965-3763; Web sites: www.space-explorers.com/grantinfo; www.moonlink.com; near.space-explorers.com; www.marslink.com; www.orbitallaboratory.com.
Applications are accepted at any time. The Teaching Tolerance project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, a nonprofit group that fights discrimination, offers grants of up to $2,000 to K-12 teachers. The grants are awarded for activities promoting diversity, peacemaking, community service, or other aspects of tolerance education. Applications should include a typed, 500- word description of the activity and the proposed budget. The number of grants awarded depends on available funding. Contact: Teaching Tolerance Grants, 400 Washington Ave., Montgomery, AL 36104; (334) 264-0286, ext. 374.
Applications are due Feb. 7 for the NAEP Secondary Analysis grants from the U.S. Department of Education’s National Assessment of Educational Progress program. Grants support projects that use NAEP data to help policymakers and educators improve education; help NAEP users interpret, analyze and report state and district-level NAEP results; improve overall NAEP results; or use software to create analytical techniques that can be applied to NAEP data. About 8 grants ranging from $15,000 to $100,000 are available. Contact: Alex Sedlacek, USDE; 1990 K St., NW, Room 8007, Washington, DC 20006; (202) 502-7446; e-mail: Alex.Sedlace@ed.gov.
Applications are due Feb. 14 for Native American and Alaska Native Children in School grants from the U.S. Department of Education’s office of English language acquisition. Grants support language instruction programs that improve English proficiency among Native American, Alaskan, Hawaiian and Pacific Island children. Tribally sanctioned educational authorities, Indian tribes, and elementary and secondary schools supported by the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs are eligible to apply. About 20 grants ranging from $175,000 to $300,000 are available. Contact: Samuel Lopez, OELA, USDE; 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Room MES 5605, Washington, DC 20202-6400; (202) 401-1427; e-mail: email@example.com.