* marks available grants that have not appeared in a previous issue of Education Week.
RB ANNIS EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION
The R. B. Annis Educational Foundation of Indianapolis—an Indianapolis-based foundation that supports students and their educational goals—recently awarded $250,000 to the Interlochen Center for the Arts in Interlochen, Mich. The grant will go to create the Annis Science Teaching Enrichement Program, which will fund classroom and field resources for science study at the Interlochen Arts Academy.
THE READER'S DIGEST FUNDS
The Buffalo, N.Y., chapter of Parents for Public Schools was recently awarded a $30,000 grant from the New York City-based Wallace-Reader?s Digest Funds to conduct "Learning by Doing" workshops in five local public schools. The workshops will build communication and collaboration between parents, teachers and administrators to improve student achievement.
SPECIAL EDUCATION GRANTS
The U.S. Department of Education recently awarded $8.7 million in special education grants to eight universities to establish centers for the study of reading, behavior, and learning disabilities. Nine centers will be created. Six will focus on reading and behavior in grades K-3, one will work specifically with young children, one will concentrate on learning disabilities, and one will coordinate the evaluation of the other centers.
The recipients and grant amounts were:
The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Center for Early Intervention in Reading and Behavior to Improve the Performance of Young Children, $1.25 million. The University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Research and Demonstration Center for Behavior and Learning, $900,000. The University of North Carolina-Charlotte, Behavior and Reading Improvement Center, $1.21 million. The University of Oregon, Eugene, Center for Improving Reading Competence Using Intensive Treatments Schoolwide, $899,999, and the Research and Demonstration Center on Schoolwide Behavior Support, $889,983. The University of South Florida, Tampa, Center for Evidence-Based Practice: Young Children With Challenging Behavior, $750,000. The University of Texas, Austin, Preventing Reading Difficulties: A Three-Tiered Intervention Model, $900,000. The University of Wisconsin, Madison, Coordination, Consultation, and Evaluation Center for Implementing K-3 Behavior and Reading Intervention Models, $1.2 million. Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Center for Research on Learning Disabilities, $700,000.
SPECIAL EDUCATION GRANTS
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded $7.8 million in special education general supervision enhancement grants to 24 states, territories, and outlying areas. The grants will support the improvement of state and local accountability systems for special education.
The recipients and grant amounts were:
Alabama. Alabama Department of Education, $391,134. Alaska. Alaska Department of Education, $288,569. American Samoa. University of Oregon/American Samoa, $80,000. Arkansas. Arkansas Department of Education, $274,755. Colorado. Colorado Department of Education, $317,398. Connecticut. Connecticut Department of Education, $374,106. District of Columbia. University of Kentucky Research Foundation/D.C., $278,177. Hawaii. Hawaii Department of Education, $252,194. Idaho. Idaho Department of Education, $240,805.
Maryland. Maryland State Department of Education, $291,350. Massachusetts. Massachusetts Department of Education, $474, 983. Minnesota. Minnesota Department of Children, Families, and Learning, $451,720. Nebraska. Nebraska Department of Education, $325,863. New Jersey. New Jersey Department of Education, $420,000. New Mexico. New Mexico State Department of Education, $340,000. Oregon. Oregon Department of Education, $391,431. Palau. University of Oregon/Palau, $80,000.
Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania Department of Education, $558,214. Puerto Rico. Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, $442,546. Republic of the Marshall Islands. Republic of the Marshall Islands, $80,000. Rhode Island. Rhode Island College, $227,000. South Carolina. University of Kentucky Research Foundation/S.C., $410,853. Utah. Utah State Office of Education, $366,915. Virginia. University of Kentucky Research Foundation/Va., $505,987.
EDUCATION RESEARCH GRANTS
Applications are due Dec. 15 for grants from the American Educational Research Association Grant Program, sponsored by the National Center for Educational Statistics and the Office of Educational Research and Improvement. Grants are available for educational research projects. About 10 grants of up to $15,000 for one-year projects and up to $25,000 for two-year projects are available. Contact: Jeanie Murdock, AERA Grants Program, 5662 Calle Real, Suite 254, Goleta, CA 93117- 2317; (805) 964-5264; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.aera.net/grantsprogram.
RE ADING RESEARCH GRANTS
Applications are due Jan. 15, 2002, for various research grants, sponsored by the International Reading Association. Grants support literacy and reading research and are available to educators, researchers, graduate students, and others involved with reading research. Seven grants ranging from $500 to $10,000 will be awarded at the association?s annual convention in San Francisco in the spring of 2002. Contact: Marcella Moore, Division of Research and Policy, IRA, 800 Barksdale Road, PO Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139; (302) 731-1600, ext. 423; fax: (302) 731-1057; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.reading.org.
*CIVIC ENGAGEMENT EDUCATION GRANTS
Applications are due Feb. 15, 2002, for grants from the National High School Civic Engagement Initiative, sponsored by the Philadelphia-based Pew Charitable Trusts, and administered by Providence College in Providence, R.I. Grants support the creation of "civic audit" sites, consisting of 20-25 schools, in which each school identifies and develops opportunities for civic engagement and education in the school and its community. Ten grants of $100,000 each will be awarded March 1, 2002, and are available to individual districts, teams of districts, institutions of higher education, or non-profit groups associated with high schools. Contact: Rick Battistoni, Director, NHSCEI, PC, Providence, RI 02918-0001; (401) 865-2787; fax: (401) 865-1206; e-mail: [email protected] edu.
FIRST AMENDMENT EDUCATION
Applications are due March 15, 2002, for grants from the First Amendment Schools project, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and the First Amendment Center. Grants are to help schools teach and model the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and the principles of the First Amendment. Ten grants of $12,000 each will be awarded in May 2002 to K-12 public and private schools. Contact: Mike Wildasin, ASCD, (703) 575-5475, or Sam Chaltain, FAC, (703) 284-2808; Web site: www.firstamendmentschools.org.
SPACE EDUCATION GRANTS
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.
TOLE RANCE EDUCATION GRANTS
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.
MATH AND SCIENCE TEACHING GRANTS
Applications are accepted at any time for small grants for programs that improve classroom teaching and learning of math, science, and technology for 7-12 students, sponsored by the Toshiba America Foundation. Public and private schools, local educational 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: [email protected]; Web site: www.toshiba.com/about/taf.html.
* INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION ACCESS
Applications are due Nov. 30 for grants from the Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information Access Program, sponsored by the office of postsecondary education, to develop technology to collect and disseminate data from foreign countries that address U.S. teaching and research needs for foreign languages and international education. About six grants ranging in value from $105,000 to $240,000 are available. Contact: Susanna Easton, TICFIAP, International Education and Graduate Programs Service, 1990 K Street N.W., Suite 600, Washington, DC 20006-8521; (202) 502-7628; e-mail: [email protected].
* CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES RESEARCH
Applications are due Nov. 30 for grants from the Model Demonstration Projects for Children With Disabilities Program, sponsored by the office of special education and rehabilitative services, to improve education and intervention results for children with disabilities. Grants of up to $175,000 are available. Contact: Grants and Contracts Services Team, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave. S.W., Room 3317, Switzer Building, Washington, DC 20202-2550; (202) 260-9182.
TECHNOLOGY AND DISABILITIES PROJECTS
*TECHNOLOGY AND DISABILITIES PROJECTS
Applications are due Dec. 7 for grants from the Steppingstones of Technology Innovation for Students with Disabilities program, sponsored by the office of special education and rehabilitative services, to improve education for students with disabilities through the use of technology and educational media. Grants of up to $300,000 are available. Contact: Grants and Contracts Services Team, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave. S.W., Room 3317, Switzer Building, Washington, DC 20202-2550; (202) 260-9182.
*CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES OUTREACH
Applications are due Dec. 14 for grants for Outreach Projects for Children With Disabilities, sponsored by the office of special education and rehabilitative services, to improve education and intervention results for children with disabilities. Grants of up to $175,000 are available. Contact: Grants and Contracts Services Team, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave. S.W., Room 3317, Switzer Building, Washington, DC 20202-2550; (202) 260-9182.
*PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES
Applications are due Dec. 21 for grants for Community Parent Resource Centers, sponsored by the office of special education and rehabilitative services, to improve education and training of parents of children with disabilities to help them succeed in school. Grants of up to $100,000 are available. Contact: Grants and Contracts Services Team, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave. S.W., Room 3317, Switzer Building, Washington, DC 20202-2550; (202) 260-9182.