Last month, the S. Mark Taper Foundation awarded a $75,000 grant to the Los Angeles Unified School District’s Crisis Counseling and Intervention Services Unit. The grant will help the district provide training for school mental health professionals on the latest school interventions.
The Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning, an Indianapolis-based organization that works to improve student learning in central Indiana, has awarded a $1.3 million grant to the Indianapolis Public Schools. The grant will be used to help create 21 small high schools in the district at 5 five different locations.
From Corporate Sources
Applications are due March 1 for Salute to Schools grants from the 3M Corporation and the American Association of School Librarians. Grants support the installation of 3M library detection systems in middle schools and junior and senior high schools. One hundred grants totaling $1.5 million are available to school library media centers located in the United States. Middle schools, junior high schools, and high schools are eligible to apply. Contact: AASL, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611; (800) 545-2433 ext. 4383; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: www.ala.org.
From Private Sources
Applications are due anytime for Spanish Translations for School and College Web site grants from the eProfessional Association, a nonprofit association based in Winona, Minn. that encourages Internet technology use in education. Six hundred and fifty, one-year grants are available to K-12 schools and colleges in the United States to help translate their Web information into Spanish. The amount of each grant will depend on the financial need of a school, but grants can pay up to 100% of the translation costs. Contact: Eugenia Pino, ePA, 1124 W. Wabasha, Winona, MN 55987; (612) 605-1243; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: www.eProfessionalassoc.org.
From Federal Sources
Applications are due Feb. 28 for Indian Education Formula Grants from the U.S Department of Education’s office of Indian education. Grants support the improvement of elementary and secondary school programs that serve American Indian students. Local education agencies and schools funded under the Bureau of Indian Affairs are eligible to apply. Nearly 1,200 grants, ranging from $4,000 to $2.2 million, are available. Contact: Cathie Martin, USDE, OIE, 400 Maryland Ave. S.W., Room 5C152, Washington, DC 20202-6335; (202) 260-3774; Web site: http://www.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister.
Applications are due March 14 for Improving Literacy Through School Libraries Program grants from the U.S Department of Education’s office of elementary and secondary education. Grants support technological improvements to school media centers, the updating of school library materials, and training for library staff, particularly in elementary schools. School districts where at least 20 percent of the students and their families have incomes below the poverty line are eligible to apply. One hundred, one-year grants, ranging from $30,000 to $350,000, are available. Contact: Irene Harwarth, USDE, 400 Maryland Ave. S.W., Room 3W227, Washington, DC 20202-6200; (202) 401-3751; e-mail: Ireme.Harwarth@ed.gov; Web site: http://www.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister.
Applications are due March 14 for College Assistance Migrant Program grants from the U.S. Department of Education’s office of elementary and secondary education. Grants are designed to provide academic and financial assistance to help children whose parents are seasonal farm workers to attend college. Colleges or K-12 schools working with institutions of higher education are eligible to apply. Ten grants averaging $300,000 are available. Contact: Mary L. Suazo, USDE, OESE, Office of Migrant Education, 400 Maryland Ave. S.W., Room 3E227, Washington, DC 20202-6135; (202) 260-1396; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications are due March 14 for Charter Schools program grants from the U.S. Department of Education’s office of innovation and improvement. Grants support planning, program design, research, and initial charter school implementation. State educational agencies with laws authorizing charter school establishment, organizations in states that do not have participate in charter school programs, and charters schools are eligible to apply. At least 50, fifty three-year grants, ranging from $30,000 to $150,000, are available. Contact: Dean Kern, USDE, 400 Maryland Ave. S.W., Room 4W227, Washington, DC 20202-5961; (202) 260-1882; e-mail: Dean.Kern@ed.gov; Web site: http://www.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister.
Applications are due March 23 for Excellence in Economic Education program grants from the U.S. Department of Education’s office of innovation and improvement. Grants support research, school-based activities, and teacher training to enhance personal economic and financial literacy among students in K-12 schools. Nonprofit, educational organizations are eligible to apply. One, $3 million, five-year grant is available. Contact: Carolyn J. Warren, USDE, 400 Maryland Ave. S.W., Room 4W209, Washington, DC 20202-5961; (202) 205-5443; e-mail: Carolyn.email@example.com; Web site: http://www.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister.
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: http://www.ed.gov/offices/IES/tq/tqRFA.doc.
If you would like to submit a grant, award, deadline, or weekly event, please visit www.edweek.org/calendar for submission requirements or to submit online. Please submit all items at least 6-8 weeks in advance.
A version of this article appeared in the February 16, 2005 edition of Education Week as Grants