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Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation Offers Support for National Projects to Empower Youth With Disabilities
http://www.meaf.org/
The Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation Grants Program (MEAF) is dedicated to helping young Americans with disabilities maximize their potential and participate in society. It provides funding to nonprofit organizations working toward full inclusion of young people with disabilities in society. Proposed projects should be national in scope and impact, or model projects that can be replicated at multiple sites and should help youth with disabilities develop the leadership and employment skills they need to succeed, particularly in STEM fields. MEAF also will consider projects that help break down barriers to employment and increase job opportunities for young people with disabilities entering the workforce, including returning veterans. Grants range from $10,000 to $75,000, for one to three years. Preference is given to projects that take place in Mitsubishi Electric community locations, or involve employee volunteers. Eligibility: U.S. nonprofit 501(c)3 organizations. Deadline: June 01, 2012.

P. Buckley Moss Foundation: Grants for Incorporation of the Arts
http://www.mossfoundation.org/national-educators-awards-and-grants
The P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Childrenís Education makes grants for new or evolving programs that integrate the arts into educational programming. The purpose is to aid and support teachers who wish to establish an effective learning tool using the arts in teaching children who learn differently. Maximum award: $1,000. Eligibility: programs for children K-12. Deadline: September 30, 2012.

SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Treatment Teen Court Program Grants
www.samhsa.gov/grants/2012/ti_12_004.aspx
The Substance Abuse and mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment 2012 Teen Court Program offers grants for treatment and related recovery support services to youth who are involved in a teen court program and have substance abuse and/or co-occurring treatment needs. The program helps participating youth reduce their substance use and criminal activity, improve their health and quality of life, and increase their productivity. Deadline: May 30, 2012.

Student Achievement Grants
http://www.neafoundation.org/programs/StudentAchievement_Guidelines.htm
The NEA Foundation provides grants to improve the academic achievement of students in U.S. public schools and public higher education institutions in any subject area(s). The proposed work should engage students in critical thinking and problem solving that deepen their knowledge of standards-based subject matter and should improve studentsí habits of inquiry, self-directed learning, and critical reflection. Proposals for work resulting in low-income and minority student success with challenging curricula are particularly encouraged. Applicants must be practicing U.S. public school teachers in grades PreK-12, public school education support professionals, or faculty or staff at public higher education institutions. Preference will be given to applicants who serve economically disadvantaged students, and to members of the National Education Association. The NEA Foundation especially encourages grant applications from teachers with less than seven years of experience in the profession and education support professionals. Average grant amount: 45.000. Deadline: June 1, 2012.

Youth Service America and State Farm Invite Applications for Good Neighbor Student Achievement Grants
http://www.ysa.org/goodneighbor/
State Farm has teamed up with Youth Service America to offer grants of up to $1,000 for programs that enhance student achievement through service-learning in K-12 public schools in the United States or the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Ontario, and New Brunswick. Each grant will engage participating teachers and students in a service and learning program that promotes academic achievement, workplace readiness, and stronger communities. The grant requires a 12- to 14-week semester of service. Each State Farm Good Neighbor Student Achievement Grant program must address a substantive issue in the local community; promote student achievement; engage students traditionally not asked to serve, including youth from diverse socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds, youth with disabilities, youth in the juvenile justice system, youth in foster care, and youth who are refugees or recent immigrants; involve students in every stage of the project; include publicity; develop workforce readiness and career and life skills; provide service to the community (programs must include a service element); incorporate one or more national day(s) of service; encourage continuous reflection; and build for sustainability. Deadline: May 31, 2012.

AIAA Foundation: Grants for Excellence in Math, Science, Technology, and Engineering
https://www.aiaa.org/Secondary.aspx?id=4184
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Foundation Classroom Grants encourage excellence in educating students about math, science, technology, and engineering. Eligibility: current AIAA Educator Associate or AIAA Professional members actively engaged as K-12 classroom educators. Maximum award: $200. Deadline: rolling.

AT&T Aspire Local High School Impact Initiative
http://www.att.com/gen/press-room?pid=22593
AT&T has announced a five-year, $250 million commitment to boost high school graduation rates nationwide. The AT&T Aspire Local High School Impact Initiative RFP is focused on high school success and college and career readiness programs that will maintain AT&Tís commitment to support local organizations that are delivering results that help reduce the dropout rates in their communities. The 2012 Local Impact RFP features an increased focus on metrics with a preference for programs showing results for those served vs. peer groups and a stronger emphasis on underserved populations. AT&T will give special consideration to organizations that incorporate social innovation in their programs. Organizations might collaborate with school districts, foundations, nonprofits, government entities and/or businesses to improve studentsí success. AT&T is interested in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and in increasing the number of minority and underrepresented students in these fields and so will give additional consideration to organizations that focus on STEM in their programs for students at risk of dropping out. Applicants must complete a Pre-Qualification Survey in order to apply. Survey deadline: April 18, 2012.

Captain Planet Foundation: Grants for the Environment
http://captainplanetfoundation.org/apply-for-grants/
The Captain Planet Foundation funds environmental projects that encourage innovative programs that empower children and youth around the world to work individually and collectively to solve environmental problems in their neighborhoods and communities. Maximum award: $2,500. Eligibility: 501(c)3 organizations. Deadline: May 31, 2012.

Entertainment Software Association: Grants for Youth Programs
http://www.theesa.com/foundation/application.asp
The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) Foundation is dedicated to supporting geographically diverse projects and programs that benefit American youth of all races and denominations and make a difference in the quality of their life, health and welfare. The Foundation seeks to harness the power of the interactive entertainment industry to create positive social impact in our communities, and supports. Maximum award: $50,000. Eligibility: 501(c)(3) organizations with programs that serve youths ages 7-18. Deadline: May 15, 2012.

ING Run for Something Better Invites Grant Applications for School-Based Running Programs
http://www.ingrfsb.com/site/index/get_your_school_involved
In partnership with the National Association for Sport and Physical Education, ING will provide a minimum of fifty grants (up to $2,500 to each school) to establish a school-based running program or expand an existing one through the ING Run for Something Better program. The program is open to elementary and middle schools (K-8) in the United States. Schools must have at least 25 students in grades 4-8 committed to their running program to be eligible. Qualifying running programs must last for at least eight weeks. Programs can take place in physical education class, during recess, before school, after school, or any combination of these. Programs may be facilitated by a physical education teacher, coach, classroom teacher, or school administrator and should culminate in a running event as a final test to help participants realize what they have accomplished. Awards are available to schools in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories. Deadline: May 15, 2012.

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