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Additional Funding and Award Opportunities Listed in Past Issues

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Libri Foundation: Books for Children
http://www.librifoundation.org/apps.html
The Libri Foundation is a nationwide non-profit organization which donates new, quality, hardcover children's books to small, rural public libraries in the United States through its BOOKS FOR CHILDREN program. Only libraries within the 50 states are eligible to apply. Libraries are qualified on an individual basis. In general, county libraries should serve a population under 16,000 and town libraries should serve a population under 10,000 (usually under 5,000). Libraries should be in a rural area, have a limited operating budget, and an active children's department. Please note: Rural is usually considered to be at least 30 miles from a city with a population over 40,000. Deadline for application for upcoming grant period: April 15, 2010.

NCSS: Grant for Geographic Literacy
http://www.socialstudies.org/awards/geographiclit/
The National Council for the Social Studies Grant for Geographic Literacy is awarded to promote geography education in schools and to enhance the geographic literacy of students at the classroom, district, or statewide level in order to encourage the integration of geography into the social studies curriculum/classroom. The maximum award is $2,500. Recipients may be individuals or groups in school districts, public institutions, or universities. Deadline: March 21, 2010.

Nominations Invited for 2010 Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education
http://www.mcgraw-hill.com/prize/nomination_call.shtml
Nominators are encouraged to nominate outstanding individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of education for the 2010 Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education. The application process consists of a one-time entry submission that will be reviewed and judged by the McGraw Prize Board of Judges. Three winners will be selected. Deadline: March 19, 2010.

Nominations Invited for World of Children Annual Awards Program
http://www.worldofchildren.org/index.php/awards
The World of Children Awards program recognizes those who make a difference in the lives of children here in the USA and across the globe, regardless of political, religious or geographical boundaries, recognizing that our children are the world's most important asset. The World of Children honors these leaders, and grants them funds of up to $50,000 in order to support the proven, high-impact programs they have created. Deadline: May 1, 2010.

SolidWorks: STEM Educators Grant
http://www.solidworks.com/pages/products/edu/RoboticsEducatorsGrant.html
The SolidWorks STEM Educators Grant awards SolidWorks Student Edition CAD software to individual U.S. educators in an initiative aimed at improving studentsí math skills and their interest in technology-related careers. The grant includes training and lesson plans to help teachers and faculty from middle school through college integrate the four separate disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and math for more effective education. The maximum award is SolidWorks Student Edition CAD software, plus training and lesson plans. Deadline: April 1, 2010.

William T. Grant Foundation Offers Grants for Investigator Initiated Research on Youth Settings
http://www.wtgrantfoundation.org/
The William T. Grant Foundation supports work to improve the settings of youth between the ages of 8 and 25 in the United States. The foundation supports high-quality research designed to enhance the understanding of how youth settings work, how they affect youth development, and how they can be improved, as well as when, how, and under what conditions research evidence is used in policy and practice that affect youth and how its use can be improved. To be eligible for consideration, applicants must be employed at a nonprofit institution or college or university either in the United States or abroad. Deadline for letters of inquiry for grants in this area of support: April 6, 2010.

Advocates in Disability Award
http://www.hscfoundation.org
The HSC Foundation is accepting applications for its 2010 Advocates in Disability Award, which recognizes a young person between the ages of 14 and 26 in the Washington DC Metropolitan area who is dedicated to empowering people with disabilities. Applicants will be evaluated on their current and previous work that impacts people with disabilities, as well as their ideas for a new or extended project that would benefit individuals with disabilities. The winner will receive $10,000, and will use $7,000 of the winnings to implement the project that was outlined in his or her application. Deadline: March 4, 2010.

Corporation for National and Community Service Announces Availability of Funding to Support Service-Learning
http://www.nationalservice.gov/about/newsroom/releases_detail.asp?tbl_pr_id=1645
Grants of up to $120,000 will be awarded to Indian tribes and U.S. territories working to engage school-age youth in service-learning projects that simultaneously support student development and meet community needs. The grants will fund programs that focus on: supporting high-quality service-learning sponsored by Indian Tribes and U.S. Territories and enhancing the infrastructure in schools and communities to support on-going service-learning programming; promoting healthy communities and healthy youth, increasing student civic, academic and leadership skills and those that support Indian Tribes and U.S. Territories working with schools to expand service-learning into more tribal communities that will involve students in service-learning projects. Deadline: March 9, 2010.

Jenzabar Foundation: Student Leadership Awards
http://www.thejenzabarfoundation.org/ics
The Jenzabar Foundation Student Leadership Awards will honor 10 student-led campus groups or activities that have made a significant impact serving others through service and philanthropic activities beyond their own higher education institutions. This year, the awards will include a new Social Entrepreneur of the Year category, which will recognize one outstanding leader or organization committed to tackling social issues and promoting social entrepreneurship. Deadline: March 31, 2010.

Motorola Foundation: Innovation Generation Grants
http://tinyurl.com/yd6nraa
The Motorola Foundation Innovation Generation Grants will support targeted STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education programs for U.S. pre-school through 12th grade students and teachers. Funding priority will be programs that engage students and teachers in innovative hands-on activities, teach STEM as well as develop innovative thinking and creative problem-solving skills, focus on girls and minorities that are currently underrepresented in STEM disciplines, and take place in communities with Motorola employees. Maximum award: $50,000. Eligibility: U.S. non-profit organizations, schools, or school districts. Deadline: March 1, 2010.

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