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June 5--Evaluation grants: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards under its Assessment Development and Evaluation Grants Program. The awards are intended to help defray the costs of developing, testing, and evaluating state assessments. An estimated 16 awards ranging from $100,000 to $500,000 per year will be awarded to eligible state and local educational agencies. Contact: David Sweet, U.S.E.D./Office of Educational Reasearch and Improvement, 555 New Jersey Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20208-5573; (202) 219-2079; TDD: (800) 877-8339.

June 12--Urban-youth projects: The U.S. Health and Human Services Department's Administration on Children and Families is inviting applications for its Urban Youth Projects Program. The program will finance projects that develop cooperative learning partnerships blending classroom curriculum with stay-in-school, precollege, and collegiate programs and vocational education. Six grants totaling $2.5 million will be awarded to eligible community action agencies. Contact: Richard Saul, Office of Community Services, A.C.F., 370 L'Enfant Promenade, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20447; (202) 401-9347.

June 16--Charter schools: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards under its Public Charter Schools Program. The program is intended to increase understanding of the charter-school model by providing financial assistance for the design and initial implementation of charter schools. An estimated five to 11 grants ranging from $50,000 to $75,000 will awarded to eligible state education agencies; an estimated three to 20 grants ranging from $10,000 to $200,000 will be awarded to other eligible applicants. Contact: John Feigel, U.S.E.D., 600 Independence Ave., S.W., Portals, Room 4504D, Washington, D.C. 20202-6140; (202) 260-2671.

June 26--Gifted and talented: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards under its Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Education Program. The awards are intended to support a national research and development center to study the education of gifted and talented children and youth. An estimated $1.75 million will go for one award to an eligible state educational agency or institution of higher education. Contact: Beverly Coleman, U.S.E.D., 555 New Jersey Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20208-5573; (202) 219-2280; TDD: (800) 877-8339.


Oct. 31--Foreign-language fellowships: The National Endowment for the Humanities is inviting applications for its 1996 summer-fellowship program for foreign-language teachers, grades K-12. A stipend of $3,750 will be provided for six weeks' study abroad. Applicants must have three years' full-time teaching (K-12) experience; at least one-half of the teaching schedule in foreign languages during each of those years; be employed by a school in the United States or a U.S. school abroad; and have the intent to teach foreign languages at least five more years. Former winners of the program and teachers of English as a second language and bilingual education are not eligible. Contact: N.E.H. Fellowship Program for F.L. Teachers K-12, Connecticut College, 270 Mohegan Ave., New London, Conn. 06320-4196; (203) 439-2282; fax: (203) 439-5341.


June 30--Youth and service learning: The Hitachi Foundation is inviting proposals from nonprofit organizations in partnership with corporate facilities for projects that build on the expertise and best practices from youth service and service-learning and adapt these concepts to models of community service for corporate volunteers. The foundation expects to fund three to five organizations, diverse in location, project activities, and partners. Projects can span up to two years, and the foundation expects proposed projects to have total budgets of $50,000 to $175,000. Contact: H.F., 1509 22nd St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037; fax: (202) 457-0588, ext. 551 (fax on demand).


Sept.15--Environmental awards: The Phillips Petroleum Company is inviting entries for its Phillips Environmental Partnership Awards, a nationwide competition that helps pay for local environmental projects. Awards range from $500 to $5,000 and will be awarded in five categories: wildlife and habitat; water; parks and schoolgrounds; recycling; and other. Contact: P.P.C., PEP Program, 16D1 PB, Bartlesville, Okla. 74004.
Sept.25--Adolescent-sexuality policy awards: Advocates for Youth is inviting nominations for its Policymaker Leadership Awards, which recognize outstanding leadership by state and local policymakers in promoting adolescent reproductive and sexual health. Elected and appointed policymakers are eligible and may be nominated in one of five categories: adolescent-pregnancy prevention; comprehensive sexuality education; adolescent H.I.V./AIDS prevention and education; promotion of reproductive health services in school-based or -linked health centers; and adolescent reproductive rights. Contact: Policy Leadership Award, A.Y., 1025 Vermont Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005; (202) 347-5700.

Vol. 14, Issue 36

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