Additional Funding and Award Opportunities Listed in Past Issues
Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program
The Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program supports projects to develop faculty and library leaders, to recruit and educate the next generation of librarians, to conduct research, to encourage high school and college students to consider careers in libraries, to build institutional capacity in graduate schools of library and information science, and to assist in the professional development of librarians and library staff. Grants of up to $1,000,000 will be awarded. All types of libraries, except federal and for-profit libraries, and institutions of higher education may apply. Application deadline: December 15, 2006.
Youth Leaders for Literacy to Awards Grants for Student-Led Projects
Youth Leaders for Literacy is an initiative of the National Education Association and Youth Service America (YSA) to help youth develop and implement reading-related service projects to begin on NEA’s Read Across America Day, March 2, 2007, and culminate on YSA’s National Youth Service Days, April 20-22, 2007. Proposed service projects must include a scheduled activity (e.g., read-aloud session, trip to the library, book-making, etc.) for each week of the project period. Twenty grants of $500 will be awarded. Applicants can apply either as individuals or groups and must be under age 22. Application deadline: November 24, 2006.
Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Grant Program
The Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant program funds school improvement projects initiated by parents that encourage parent involvement in schools and build community spirit. Any nonprofit K-12 school (including charter, parochial, private, etc.) or parent group (associated with such a school) with a group tax ID number and official 501(c)(3) status is eligible to apply. One thousand grants of up to $5,000 each will be awarded. The program will only accept 1,500 applications per grant period—the application process will be closed once the program has received 1,500 applications, so applicants are encouraged to apply early. Application deadline: October 15, 2006.
Caring Across Communities: Addressing Mental Health Needs of Diverse Children and Youth
Caring Across Communities, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation initiative, will address the mental health needs of underserved children and youth by supporting school-connected mental health services for students who require them. Special emphasis will be given to projects that help children of immigrant and refugee families overcome cultural and language barriers to mental health services. Prospective grantees must represent partnerships among school districts and other appropriate community agencies. Deadline for submission of initial brief proposals: July 28, 2006.
All-USA Teacher Team
USA TODAY is accepting nominations for the 2006 All-USA Teacher Team, a recognition program for outstanding K-12 teachers and instructional teams. Anyone can nominate individuals and instructional teams; nominees must complete a form explaining how they achieve their success. Maximum Award: $2500—$500 for each teacher and the remainder for the school to use as designated by the teacher(s). Application deadline: April 29, 2006.
Books for Children
The Libri Foundation’s Books for Children program donates new, quality, hardcover children's books to small, rural, public libraries across the country. Libraries should have a limited operating budget and an active children’s department. A library can receive up to $1,050 worth of new, quality, hardcover children's books through the program. The local librarian selects the books the library will receive from the Foundation's 700-title booklist. Application deadline: April 15, 2006.
Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes
The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes seeks nominations for its 2006 awards to honor youth ages 8-18 who have shown leadership and courage in public service to people and our planet. Ten national winners will each receive $2,000 to support their service work or higher education. Nomination deadline: April 30, 2006.
ING Unsung Heroes Awards: Funds for Inspirational K-12 Teachers
ING Financial Services provides funds for K-12 teachers through its Unsung Heroes Awards. The awards are given to K-12 educators (teachers, principals, paraprofessionals, or classified staff members) at accredited public or private schools with creative and innovative projects they have initiated or would like to pursue. 100 finalists will receive $2,000 awards. Of these 100 finalists, 3 will be selected for additional awards: $25,000 for first place; $10,000 for second place; and $5,000 for third place. Application deadline: May 1, 2006.
Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams is a national grants initiative to foster inventiveness among high school students. Teams composed of high school students, teachers (of math, science, or technology), and mentors collaboratively identify a problem that they want to solve, research the problem, and then develop a prototype invention as a class or extracurricular project. Grants of up to $10,000 support each team’s efforts. Up to 23 grants will be awarded to teams nationwide for the 2006-2007 academic year. Application deadline: May 5, 2006.
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A philanthropic program of the Kohl's Corporation, the Kohl's Kids Who Care program recognizes and rewards young volunteers (ages 6-18) who have transformed their communities for the better. One winner from each age group (ages 6-12 and 13-18) per participating store will receive a $50 Kohl's Gift Card. Regional winners in each age group will be awarded $1,000 scholarships, and five national winners in each age group will be awarded $5,000 scholarships. Kohl's will also contribute $1,000 to a nonprofit organization on behalf of each national winner. Nomination deadline: March 15, 2006.
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