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AT&T and VH1 Save the Music Grant

AT&T Broadband and VH1 Save the Music recently awarded the Sacramento City Unified School District $50,000 worth of musical instruments. The award was given to help restore music education in the district.

 VH1 Save the Music Foundation, the philanthropic affiliate of the VH1 channel based in New York City, works to raise public awareness of the value of music education and to restore music education for elementary school children. The foundation has donated musical instruments to nearly 900 public schools nationwide. AT&T Broadband, headquartered in Denver, is the nation's largest provider of broadband services.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grant

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a Seattle-based philanthropic organization founded by Microsoft owner Bill Gates, recently awarded Maine's Promising Futures Program a $10 million grant.

The five-year grant will be used to support the Promising Futures initiative to reform high schools across the state and improve the rate of college enrollment among high school students. The Mitchell Scholarship Research Institute in Portland, Maine currently oversees the program.

Ford Foundation Grant

The Ford Foundation recently awarded $117,000 to New York University in Manhattan.

The funds will support the " American Dilemma Revisited" conference, which will review the psychological factors that engender racism in America. The conference is scheduled to take place at the university November 1-2.

Michael & Susan Dell Foundation Grant

The Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, the Austin, Texas-based philanthropic arm of Dell Computer, recently awarded five grants totaling $1.7 million to community organizations working with Texas school districts. The grants will be used to develop outreach programs to help students enroll in health insurance programs through local schools.

The community winners are listed below alphabetically.

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Fort Worth; Children's Defense Fund-Texas, Houston; Children's Defense Fund-Texas, Rio Grande Valley; Children's Medical Center of Dallas; Insure-a-Kid, Austin.


Brown Family Foundation Grant

The Brown Family Foundation, a private charity founded by Baltimore investment manager Eddie C. Brown and family, has awarded a $5 million grant to the Turning the Corner Achievement Program.

The five-year grant will be used to provide African-American students from selected Baltimore public schools with tutoring, after-school and summer activities and family support services.

Chicago Community Trust Grant

The Chicago Community Trust recently awarded four one-year grants totaling $1 million to four Chicago universities.

The grants will be used by the Chicago Public Schools' Reading Initiative to improve teacher-training programs at 37 Chicago public elementary schools. The universities will design a model for professional development and fund full-time literacy leaders at each school. The recipients are listed below alphabetically.

National-Louis University; Roosevelt University; University of Illinois at Chicago; University of Chicago's Center for School Improvement.

Los Alamos Foundation Grant

The Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation has awarded 26 organizations in New Mexico grants totaling $330,000 for educational outreach programs.

The grants will be used to support programs in various areas such as early childhood development, literacy and technology education. The recipients are listed below by county.

Santa Fe County: Agua Fria Elementary School; College of Santa Fe; The Earth Birthday Project; Ecoversity; Mentoring New Mexico; Monte del Sol Charter School; Tesuque Pueblo; Partners in Education; Santa Fe Public Schools; Santa Fe Indian Education Program; Santa Fe High School's Teen Parent Center; Sillas del Mundo; St. John's College.

Los Alamos County: ReefNews Inc.; University of New Mexico at Los Alamos.

Rio Arriba County: Fairview Elementary; Hands Across Cultures; McCurdy School; Northern New Mexico Community College; The Wildlife Center.

San Miguel County: New Mexico Highlands University; Pecos High School.

Taos County: The Taos Municipal Schools.

Nellie Mae Education Foundation Grant

The Nellie Mae Education Foundation recently awarded a five-year grant of $1.5 million to the Boston Public Schools

The grant will be used to improve middle school mathematics instruction by funding professional development services for math teachers and hiring school math coaches.

Templeton Foundation Grant

The John Templeton Foundation, based in Radnor, Pa., recently awarded $205,000 to the University of Iowa's Connie Belin & Jacqueline N. Blank International Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development.

The two-year grant will be used to study the academic acceleration of gifted students, including grade skipping, early entrance and Advanced Placement programs.


Literacy Grant

The U.S Department of Education recently presented the National Urban League with a $500,000 grant. The grant, provided under the department's Fund for the Improvement of Education, will be used to create Reading Information Centers in Cleveland, Houston, Miami and Washington.

Each center will provide parents with information on reading and literacy development to help them assist their children in meeting state and local reading and language arts standards. The centers will also promote scientific-based reading programs and help community organizations develop after-school programs and activities to improve reading and literacy.

National Science Foundation Grants

The National Science Foundation, an independent, federal agency based in Arlington. Va., has awarded New York University in Manhattan a $2.5 million grant.

The five-year grant will be used to establish the Center for Research on Culture, Development and Education. The center will study how cultural influences impact a child's educational development and achievement.

The National Science Foundation has also awarded the Stanford Research Institute International, a nonprofit research institute based in Menlo Park, Calif., a $3.2 million grant.

The grant will be used to research and design undergraduate courses and resources that will help education and computer science majors to develop educational software for K-12 students.

Teaching American History 2002 Grants

The U.S Department of Education has awarded 114 Teaching American History 2002 grants totaling $100 million to local education agencies in 39 states and the District of Columbia.

The three-year grants, ranging from $19,500 to $1 million, will fund programs to improve student achievement in American history by partnering school systems and institutions with expertise in American history. These partnerships will provide teachers with professional development opportunities and methods of improving student interest in American history.

The recipients are listed below by state.

Alaska: Anchorage School District.

Alabama: Madison County Board of Education; City of Opelika Board of Education.

Arizona: Page Unified School District.

Arkansas: Little Rock School District.

California: San Juan Unified School District; Clovis Unified School District; Lawndale Elementary School District; Los Angeles Unified School District J; Northern Humboldt Union High School District; Grant Joint Union High School District, Sacramento; Santa Ana Unified School District.

Colorado: San Luis Valley Board of Education; School District #1 in City & County of Denver; Adams County School District #12.

Connecticut: Hartford Public Schools; Stratford Board of Education.

Delaware: Indian River School District.

District of Columbia: District of Columbia Public Schools.

Florida: Polk County School Board; School Board of Orange County.

Georgia: Richmond County Board of Education; Coastal Plains Region Education Service Agency, Lenox; Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools.

Hawaii: Hawaii State Department of Education, Honolulu.

Illinois: Chicago Public Schools.

Iowa: Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency, Bettendorf.

Kansas: Chanute Public Schools.

Kentucky: Ballard County Board of Education; Bourbon County Schools; Harlan Independent School District; Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative, Shelbyville.

Massachusetts: Brookline Public Schools; Fall River Public Schools; Gardner Public Schools; Hudson Public Schools; Lowell Public Schools; Plymouth Public Schools; Springfield Public Schools.

Maryland: Baltimore City Public School System.

Michigan: Menominee County Intermediate School District.

Mississippi: Hattiesburg Public School District; Starkville School District; Winona Separate School District.

Missouri: Carl Junction R-1 Schools; Winona R-III School District.

Montana: Anaconda School District #10; Bozeman School District #7; Missoula County Public Schools; Shelby Public Schools.

Nebraska: Fremont Educational Service Unit #2; Lincoln Public Schools.

North Carolina: Charlotte- Mecklenburg Schools; Durham Public Schools; North Carolina School of Science & Mathematics, Durham; Cumberland County Schools; Pitt County Schools; Roanoke Rapids Graded Schools

North Dakota: Grand Forks Public School District #1.

New Jersey: Bayonne Board of Education; Gloucester City Public Schools; Montville Township Board of Education; Bergen County Technical Schools.

New York: Albany, Schoharie, Saratoga BOCES, Albany; Community School District 8, Bronx; Community School District 10 , Bronx; Community School District 15, Brooklyn; Community School District 16, Brooklyn; Community School District 18, Brooklyn; Queen's High School, Flushing; Jamestown Public School District; New York City Board of Education; Dutchess County School Board;Yonkers Public Schools.

Ohio: Columbus Public Schools; Dayton Public Schools; Euclid City School District; Fremont City Schools; Lorain City School District; Mahoning County Educational Service Center.

Oklahoma: Stratford Public Schools; Vinita Public Schools, I- 065.

Oregon: Linn-Benton Lincoln Educational Service District, Albany; School District # 1, Multnomah County.

Pennsylvania: Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit, Lewisburg; School District of Philadelphia; St. Mary's Area School District.

Rhode Island: Burrillville School Department

Tennessee: Warren County Schools; Memphis City Schools.

Texas: Region V Education Service Center, Beaumont; Education Service Center, Region 2, Corpus Christi; Dallas Independent School District; Fort Worth Independent School District; Region IV Education Service Center, Houston; The North Hills School, Irving; Victoria Independent School District; Weslaco Independent School District.

Utah: Weber School District; Granite School District.

Vermont: Caledonia Central Supervisory Union.

Virginia: Fairfax County Public Schools; Rockbridge County Public Schools; Newport News Public Schools; Franklin County Public Schools; Russell County Schools; Virginia Beach City Public Schools; Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools.

Washington: Educational Service District 101, Spokane; Educational Service District 112, Vancouver.

West Virginia: Regional Education Services Agency, Beckley.

Wisconsin: Cooperative Educational Service Agency #12, Ashland; Cooperative Educational Service Agency #10, Chippewa Falls; Cooperative Educational Service Agency #7, Green Bay.

Public School Choice Grants

The U.S. Department of Education recently awarded 13 grants, totaling $23.8 million, to support public school choice programs.

The five-year grants, which range from $300,00 to $2.6 million, were awarded under the Voluntary Public School Choice Program. They will be used to plan and design school choice programs that allow students in low- preforming schools transfer options. The recipients are listed below by state.

Arkansas: Arkansas Department of Education, Little Rock.

California: Desert Sands Unified School District.

Connecticut: New Haven Public Schools.

Florida: Miami-Dade County Public Schools; State of Florida Department of Education, Tallahassee; School District of Hillsboro County.

Illinois: Chicago Public Schools; Rockford Public Schools District #205.

Minnesota: Minnesota Department of Children, Families & Learning, Minneapolis.

New Hampshire: Monadnock Regional School District.

New York: Brighter Choice Charter Schools, Albany; Greenburgh Central School District #7, Hartsdale.

Oregon: School District #1, Multnomah County.



Applications are due Nov. 1 for Urban Challenge grants from 3Com. Grants support schools and cities that use technology to improve education and public communication. About five $100,000 grants are available. Contact: Web Site:

Applications are due Nov. 22 for after-school program grants from the After-School Corporation. Grants support after-school programs that try to bridge the gap between schools and their communities. Schools in the following metropolitan areas are eligible to apply: Baltimore; Boston; Providence, RI; Warwick, RI; Queens, NY; Utica, NY; Charlotte, NC; and Pinellas County, FL. Contact: Fred McIntosh, TASC, 925 Ninth St., New York, NY 10019; (212) 547- 6955; Web site:

Applications are due Jan. 8, 2003 for Toyota's Investment in Mathematics Excellence grants, sponsored by Toyota Motor Sales in partnership with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and its Mathematics Education Trust. Grants support projects that enhance mathematics education in schools. Mathematics teachers in grades K-12 with at least three years experience are eligible to apply. Grants will be awarded at three levels: elementary, middle, and high school. About 35 grants, totaling $350,000, are available. Contact: NCTM, TIME, 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1502; (888) 573-TIME; e-mail: [email protected].

Applications are due Jan. 16, 2003 for Toyota Tapestry grants administered by the National Science Teachers Association. Grants support science projects in environmental, physical and literary science education. Science teachers in grades K-12 are eligible. About 50 grants of up to $10,000 each are available. In addition, 20 mini-grants of $2,500 will also be awarded. Contact: NSTA/Toyota Tapestry, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlingtron, VA 22201-3000; (800) 807- 9852; Web site: tapestry/program.htm.

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: [email protected]; Web site: .


Applications are due Nov. 30 for technology grants from Oracle Help Us Help Foundation. Grants support public schools in need of technology resources. Public schools and charter schools serving low-income students under free lunch and Title I programs are eligible to apply. Grants average $30,000 in computer equiptment. Contact: OHUHF,c/o Oracle Corporation, 500 Oracle Pkwy., OPL-B5, Redwood Shores, CA 94065; (866) 600-HELP; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site:

Applications are due Dec. 5 for the 2003-2004 Edward G. Begle grants from the Mathematics Education Trust. Grants support classroom-based research in precollege mathematics education, including projects for at-risk and minority students; after-school activities involving mathematics education; and curriculum development. Mathematics teachers in grades K-12 interested in collaborating with a university teacher between June 1, 2003 and May 31, 2005 are eligible to apply. Grants of $8,000 are available. Contact: MET at NCTM, 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1502; (703) 620-9840, ext. 2112; e- mail: [email protected]. Web site:

Applications are due Dec. 5 for Theoni Pappas Incentive grants from the Mathematics Education Trust. Grants support the development of mathematics materials and teaching methods in the classroom. Teachers in grades 9-12 are eligible to apply. Projects must be completed between June 1, 2003 and May 31, 2004. Two grants of no more than $2,000 are available. Contact: : MET at NCTM, 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1502; (703) 620-9840, ext. 2112; e-mail: [email protected]. Web site:

Applications are due Dec. 5 for John and Stacey Wahl grants from the Mathematics Education Trust. Grants support projects that are developed to assist students in applying geometry to other areas of study. Projects must also be consistent with NCTM Principles and Standards. Teachers in grades PK-8 interested in completing the project between June 1, 2003 and May 31, 2004 are eligible to apply. Two grants of no more than $2,000 are available. Contact: MET at NCTM, 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1502; (703) 620-9840, ext. 2112; e-mail: [email protected]. Web site:

Applications are due Feb. 3, 2003 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 affliates can apply on behalf of fine arts teachers. Applications available online. Contact: The NEA Foundation, Fine Arts Grants, 1201 Sixteenth St., Suite 416, Washington, DC 20036; (202) 822-7840; Web site: www,

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


Applications are due Nov. 4 for International Research & Studies Program grants from the U.S. Department of Education's office of postsecondary education. Grants support research and studies to improve and strengthen instructional materials in modern foreign languages and other international fields. About 26 grants ranging from $55,000 to $155,000 will be available. Contact: Jose L. Martinez, International Education and Graduate Programs Service, USDE, 1990 K Street NW, Suite 6000, Washington, DC 20006-8521; (202) 502-7635; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site:

Applications are due Nov. 15 for Impact Aid Discretionary Construction grants from the U.S. Department of Education's Impact Aid Program. Grants support school districts with limited financial resources. Funds are used to assist districts in maintaining school facilities. Between 10 to 30 grants ranging from $500,000 to $4 million will be available. Contact: Catherine Schagh, IAP, USDE, 400 Maryland Ave. SW, FOB6, Washington, DC 20202-6244; (202) 260-3858; Web site: [email protected].

Applications are due Nov. 22 for Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math and Science grants from the U.S. Department of Education's Federal TRIO Program. Grants support projects for students from low-income families who have the potential to become first generation college students. Secondary schools and nonprofit public and private organizations are eligible to apply. Contact: Sheryl Wilson or Gaby Watts, Federal TRIO Programs, USDE, 1990 K St. NW, Suite 7000, Washington, DC 20006-8510; (202) 502-7600; e-mail: [email protected] or [email protected]; Web site: [email protected].

Applications are due Dec. 6 for Local Flexibility Demonstration grants from the U.S. Department of Education's office of elementary and secondary education. Grants support local educational agencies that need assistance in meeting their state's definition of adequate yearly progress. About 80 grants are available. Contact: Milagros Lanauze, USDE; (202) 401-0039; Web site: [email protected].

Vol. 22, Issue 9, Pages 46-47

Published in Print: October 30, 2002, as Grants

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