May 07, 2003 8 min read
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The JCPenny Afterschool Fund, the charitable arm of the Dallas-based department store company, has awarded the Afterschool Alliance, a national, nonprofit public awareness organization based in Washington, a $1.3 million grant.

The grant will be used to support state and community afterschool initiatives and three of the alliance’s signature programs, including the 2003 Lights on Afterschool program, a series of national rallies promoting the importance of afterschool activities.


Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc. recently awarded more than 100 teachers $900,000 in grants. The company’s Time and Tapestry grants recognize K-12 teachers who develop projects to enhance mathematics and science education.

The winners, who received grants of up to $10,000 each, are listed below alphabetically.

Time Grants:

Angie Anderson, Sidney, Ohio; Barbara Bell, Cincinnati; Jill Bracksieck, New Haven, Conn.; Becky Bride, Palm Harbor, Fla.; Carol Catlett, DeKalb, Ill.; Donna Coe, Fairfax, Va.; Amy Cole, Tipton, Ind.; Jennifer Costello, Cinncinati; Randy Cucco, Chatsworth, Calif.; Donna Cycz, South Deerfield, Mass.; Katherine Flaherty, Leominster, Mass.; Synda Fickert, Opelika, Ala.; Carey Kinfong, Milton Freewater, Wash.; Colleen Lafountain, Plattsburgh, NY; Jacqueline Lampley, Birmingham, Ala.; Amy Lowder, Columbia, SC

Sherri Malek, Beachwood, Ohio; Nancy McDonnell, Parker, Kansas; Joshua Merrill, Pasadena, Md.; Jane Micklus, Missoula, Mont.; Mary Nixon, Barrington, RI; Ronald Petenaude, Pawtucket, RI; Tom Reardon, Poland, Ohio; Deanna Reynolds, Minot, ND; Monica Rook, Visalia, Calif.; Ronnie Shumaker, Enterprize, Miss.; Nancy Silva, Mamomet, Mass.; Aldona Skrypa, Florham Park, NJ; Jeff Smith, Derby, Kansas; Diana Suddreth, Dammeron Valley, Utah; Sharon Warnere, Friedens, Pa.; Perry Wiseman, Redlands, Calif.; Susan Hvizdos, Wheeling, W. Va.; Susan Wotal, Arlington Heights, Ill.; Katherine Young, Mancos, Colo.

Tapestry Grants:

Troy Abel, Tok, Alaska; Steve Adamson, Panaca, Nev.; Amitabha Basu, Swarthmore, Pa.; Melinda Bell, Flagstaff, Ariz.; Melissa Booker, Vienna, Va.; Carol Boyer, Montesano, Wash.; Kirstin Bucsh, Austin, Texas; Peggy Carlisle, Flowood, Miss.; Debra Dradi-Du Casse, Grayslake, Ill.; Matthew Cheeseman, Sacramento; Conni Crittenden, Williamston, Mich,; Janice Crowley, Wichita, Kan.; Fred Davids, Levenworth, Kan; Dorothy Davis, Pleasant View, Tenn.; Stefanie Deringer, Melville, NY; Darin Detweiler, Kirkland, Wash.; Evan Ellerson, West River Junction, Vt.; Nancy Elliot, Mooresville, Mo.; Janet Elmore, Dike, Texas; Kevin Erlinger, Champaign, Ill.; Harold Fenske, Tenstrike, Minn.; Patrick Fitzpatrick, Raliegh, NC; Alan Gleue, Lawrence, Kan.; Pamela Gray, West Chester, Pa.; Myra Halpin, Pittsboro, NC; Jody Harnden, Pendleton, Ore.; Malia Hee, Corvallis, Ore.; Edward Hillman, Koyok, Alaska; Hector Ibarra, Iowa City, Iowa; Evan Jones, St. Paul, Minn.; Art Klinger, Granger, Ind.; Katherine Knight, Oconto Falls, Wis.; Ruth Krumhansel, Amherst, NH; Michael Lampert, Salem, Ore.; Marilyn Logan, Matthews, NC; Olympia Lortz, Haskell, NJ; Raphel Lucas, St. Paul, Minn.; Susan MacDougall, Brick, NJ; Nicole Manchenheimer, Sarasota, Fla.; Joan Marcello, Rochester, NY; Michelle McCarthy, Temecula,Calif.; Patty McGinnis, Pottstown, Pa.; Uma Mehta, Henrietta, NY; Thomas Mellon, West Bend, Wis.; Ivan Mish, Umatilla, Fla.;

Bonny Moddy, Linoke, Ark.; Roxane Moir, Mt. Vernon, Wash.; Janet Muller, Portland, Ore.; Monica Nichols, Armuchee, Ga.; David Niederprum, Sarasota, Fla.; Michele O’Brien, Oregon City, Ore.; Bryce Passey, Hyde Park, Utah; Anita Patrocelli, Bedford, Maine; Gary Popiolkowski, Houston, Pa.; Sandra Rasom, Mansfield, Ohio; Charles Renshaw, Clinton, Conn; Van Jean Richards, Emmett, Idaho; Mary Rudolph, Gloucester, Mass.; Sheryl Shaaf, Forks, Wash.; Deborah Scheil, Faribault, Minn.; JanSchuettpelz, Durham, NC; Terry Shlaes, Portland, Ore.; Patty Sleasman, Bremerton, Wash.; Sheryl Sotelo, Cooper Landing, Alaska; Lois Spangler, Great Meadows, NJ; Reeda Stamper, Hart Falmouth, Ky.; Jody Stone, Cedar Falls, Iowa; Rebecca Timson, Seattle; Misti Thomason, Walker, La.; Monica Tully, Van Nuys, Calif.; Jennifer Valentine, Tucson, Ariz.; Wendy Valle, Coral Springs, Fla;



The National Science Foundation has awarded a three-year $638,000 grant to the Environmental Literacy Council and the National Science Teachers Association, based in Arlington, Va.

The grant will fund the development of an environmental literacy publication and a Web site that will offer middle and high school science teachers resources for teaching environmental science.



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:; Web site: .


Applications are due May 19 for Teacher Professional Continuum grants from the National Science Foundation. Grants support research studies and development programs for K-12 science, technology and mathematics education.

School districts, universities, research laboratories, science education centers and local education agencies are eligible to apply. Contact: NSF, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230; (703) 292-5111; Web site:

Applications are due June 12 for teacher grants from the National Geographic Society Education Foundation. Grants support classroom teachers, schools and school districts that create projects that develop geographic skills and the use of geography. Grants of up to $5,000 each are available.

Contact: NGSEF, Attn: Grants Manager/Teacher Grant Proposals, 1145 17th St., N.W, Washington, DC 20036- 4688; Web site: ducation.

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:;;;;

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 Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36104; (334) 264-0286, ext. 374.


Applications are due May 16 for Early Childhood Educator Professional Development Program grants from the U.S. Department of Education. Grants support programs that improve the knowledge and skills of early-childhood teachers working in communities where a majority of children are living in poverty.

Local and state education agencies working in partnership with public or private universities and colleges, or organizations that provide teacher training, are eligible to apply. Between five and 12 grants ranging from $1.2 million to $2.8 million are available. Contact: U.S Department of Education, PO Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398; (877) 433-7827; fax: (301) 470-1244.

Applications are due May 19 for Smaller Learning Communities Program grants from the U.S. Department of Education’s office of vocational and adult education. Grants support the development and expansion of small, safe and academically successful learning programs in large public high schools.

Local education agencies are eligible to apply for planning and implementation grants on behalf of high schools that enroll at least 1,000 students in grades 9-12. Approximately one hundred three-year implementation grants ranging from $250,000 to $2.5 million are available. One hundred one-year planning grants ranging from $250,000 to $2.5 million are also available.

Contact: OVAE, Karen Stratman Clark, 330 C St., S.W., Rm. 5523, Washington, DC 20202; (202) 205-3779; fax: (202) 401-4079; Web site:

Applications are due June 2 for Special Education Technical Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities grants from the U.S Department of Education. Grants support early intervention, educational, and transitional services for children with disabilities.

State education agencies are eligible to apply. About 15 grants totaling $7 million are available.

Contact: Grants and Contracts Services Team, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Rm 3317, Switzer Bldg, Washington, DC 20202-2550; (202) 205-8207.

Applications are due June 2 for Teacher Quality Enhancement grants from the U.S Department of Education. Grants support improvements in teacher quality and teacher education

High- need local education agencies, institutions of higher education with teacher preparation programs, and schools of arts and sciences are eligible to apply. About four grants ranging from $750,000 to $1.2 million are available.

Contact: Luretha Kelley, Teacher Quality Program, Office of Postsecondary Education, U.S. Department of Education, 1990 K St., NW., Rm 7101, Washington, DC 20006-8525. (202) 502-7878; fax: (202) 502-7864; email:


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