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Additional Funding and Award Opportunities Listed in Past Issues

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Fund for Teachers Accepting Applications for 2010 Summer Education Grants
http://www.fundforteachers.org/
Fund for Teachers invites educators from across the United States to submit proposals for their own educational adventures next summer. The program is designed to provide educators with the opportunity to pursue areas of personal and professional interest and bring their experiences back to the classroom for the benefit of their students. Eligible projects include tours, conferences, and independent studies anywhere in the world. Individual grants of up to $5,000 and team grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded. Deadline: January 29, 2010.

Laura Bush Foundation for America's Libraries Accepting Applications from School Libraries
http://www.laurabushfoundation.org/web2/index.html
The foundation makes grants of up to $6,000 each to update, extend, and diversify the book collections of school libraries. All LBF grants are made to individual schools rather than to school districts, county systems, private organizations, foundations, or other entities. LBF gives selection preference to schools in which 90% or more of the students receive free or reduced lunches and are likely to have the fewest books at home. Deadline for application: December 31, 2009.

National Endowment for the Humanities and American Library Association Announce We the People Bookshelf Grant Opportunity
http://publicprograms.ala.org/bookshelf/
Each year, NEH chooses a theme important to the nation's heritage and selects books that embody that theme to build the We the People Bookshelf. The theme for the 2009-2010 Bookshelf is “A More Perfect Union.” Four thousand public and K-12 libraries will receive seventeen books that help young readers understand great literature and explore themes in American history. Deadline: January 29, 2010.

American Psychiatric Foundation Offers Grants for High Schools to Implement Mental Health Educational Model
http://www.psychfoundation.org/GrantAndAwards/Grants/TypicalorTroubled.aspx
Grants of up to $2,500 will be awarded to community organizations, high schools, and school districts implementing an educational program designed to help school personnel raise their awareness of mental disorders in teens. Established by the American Psychiatric Foundation, a philanthropic and educational subsidiary of the American Psychiatric Association, the Typical or Troubled? School Mental Health Education Grant Program provides funding to implement the Typical or Troubled? School Mental Health educational model in communities across the United States. Deadline: October 30, 2009

College Board: Bob Costas Grants
http://professionals.collegeboard.com/k-12/awards/costas
Every year the College Board recognizes exceptional teachers, grades 6-12, for innovative methods they use to develop students’ writing skills. Bob Costas Grants of $3,000 each will be awarded to teachers who inspire their students to write and who will benefit most from a grant to enhance a successful project. Projects can be carried out in school (public or nonpublic), through an after-school writing workshop, or during a summer program. Maximum award: $2,000. Eligibility: Teachers from all academic disciplines grades 6-12. Deadline: November 20, 2009.

Do Something Awards to Honor Young Social Change Activists
http://www.dosomething.org/programs/awards
Since 1996, Do Something has honored the nation’s best young world-changers. Do Something Award Winners represent pivotal “do-ers” in their field, cause, or issue, and are rewarded with a project grant, participation in a special award ceremony, media coverage, and continued support from Do Something. Young people age 25 or under will be honored for leadership in community improvement and concern for the lives of others with grants of up to $100,000 towards their organization or cause. Deadline: December 15, 2009.

McDonald’s USA: Champion Kid Correspondents
http://www.mcdonalds.com/championkids
McDonald’s USA offers 10 young people from across the USA the chance to attend the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games in February 2010 as a McDonald's Champion Kid and hometown correspondent. The maximum award will be a trip to Vancouver, Canada, for 4 days and 3 nights, for winner and parent or legal guardian to the Games to attend events, meet athletes, tour cultural sites of Canada, meet other participants from around the world, and serve as a McDonald's Champion Kid Correspondent. To enter, a story telling what Excellence, Friendship and Respect mean to the entrant must be submitted, along with a photo or a short video, creatively showing what the Olympic Values mean to the entrant. Eligibility: American youth ages 11-14. Deadline: October 30, 2009.

NSTA/Ciba Specialty Chemicals: Exemplary Middle Level and High School Science Teaching Awards
http://www.nsta.org/pdfs/awards/CibaTeaching.pdf
Ciba Specialty Chemicals Exemplary Middle Level and High School Science Teaching Awards recognize teachers who have demonstrated exemplary science teaching in one or more of the following areas: creativity using science teaching materials; design and use of innovative teaching plans and ideas; and development and implementation of department, school, or school-community programs that improve science instruction and/or stimulate interest in science and the learning of science. Maximum award: $4,000, a one-year membership in the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), and up to $1,000 to attend the NSTA National Conference on Science Education, March 18-21, 2010, in Philadelphia. Eligibility: full-time classroom teachers. Available in pdf (815 KB, 4 pp). Deadline: November 30, 2009.

Powered by Service Offers Funding to Seed Youth-Led Service Projects
http://tinyurl.com/y8l7j44
Grants will be awarded to young people around the world who are conducting service projects that encourage youth to become involved in addressing problems facing their communities. Grants presently are being accepting only from Atlanta GA, Detroit MI, Los Angeles CA, Milwaukee WI, New Orleans LA and New York NY, but other communities will be added at intervals. Deadline: Open.

Prudential: Spirit of Community Awards
http://spirit.prudential.com/view/page
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards honor young people in grades 5 through 12 who have demonstrated exemplary voluntary service to their communities. Maximum award: $5,000 for honoree; $5,000 grant from the Prudential Foundation to a nonprofit, charitable organization of their choice. Eligibility: students grades 5-12 who have conducted a volunteer service activity within the past year. Deadline: November 2, 2009.

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