Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Educational Funding & Grants Support

Spectrum Industries works closely with educators and school administration and understands that purchasing equipment and material for education is getting harder because of the crunch on budgets and school spending. That is why we have dedicated a Web page dedicated to Funding & Grants Support for educational purposes.

There you find a growing list of possible sources for getting the funds for educational needs from classroom materials, books, AV equipment, software, programs and yes, even for furnishing your classroom. As the page grows, more information will be added to aid in you in your search for funding and information to help you write a grant.

So take a look below for some soon-to-end opportunities and then check out Spectrum’s Funding & Grants Support Web page for some more opportunities to get the funding you need.

Short Deadline

May 27 - AIAA Foundation Classroom Grant: Teacher must be an AIAA Educator Associate (Dues: $0) Can receive $200 per time and up to $1,000 in a year for K-12 teacher who develops or applies science, mathematics, and technology in your curriculum. Ongoing, must be submitted 1 month before evaluation dates of January, March, June and September

May 31 – Captain Planet Foundation Grant: supports environmental projects that give children and young adults 6-18 the opportunity to participate in hands-on activities in their local community, education and ongoing projects. grants are limited to $2,500.

June 01 - NEA Foundation – Nickelodeon Big Help Grants: dedicated to the development and implementation of ideas, techniques, and approaches for addressing four key concerns – environmental awareness, health and wellness, students’ right to a quality public education, and active community involvement for K-8 public school educators

For June

June 15 - Gale/Library Media Connections TEAMS Award: for K-12 public and private schools that recognizes and encourages the critical collaboration between the teacher and media specialist to promote learning, increase student achievement and develop 21st century skills with a $2,500 cash award, approximately $500 in Gale products, a subscription and publications

June 15 – The LLCF Library Gr ant Program: for purchasing books published for PK-8 grades. Public libraries, school libraries, and non-traditional libraries operated by 501(c)(3) agencies are eligible. The Foundation provides grants to libraries or organizations that serve economically or socially at-risk children, have limited book budgets, and demonstrate real need. Grants for 2011 will range from $500 to $3000 and are specifically for book purchases, and cannot be used for administrative or operational uses

June 30 – Charles Lifitte Foundation Grants: recipients must be a certified 501(c)(3) organization that aid students with learning disabilities, target At-risk Populations And Integrate All Learners, provide Equal Access, offer Quality Programming Using Innovative Methods, apply Data-driven Approaches, educate The Whole Child

June 30 – RGK Foundation Grants: programs that focus on formal K-12 education (particularly mathematics, science and reading), teacher development, literacy, and higher education. nonprofit organizations Ongoing, an electronic letter of inquiry must be submitted and accepted inquiries will be invited to submit an application packet which will be reviewed at one of the Grants Committee meetings held in March, June, September and December
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