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Additional Funding and Award Opportunities Listed in Past Issues

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W.K. Kellogg Foundation
http://www.wkkf.org/default.aspx?tabid=63&ItemID=6&NID=41&LanguageID=0
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation supports projects that: 1) mobilize youth, families, and communities to inform policies that affect learning and achievement for vulnerable children and youth; and 2) forge partnerships between educational institutions and communities to promote learning, academic performance, and workforce preparation among vulnerable young people. Its overall goal is to support healthy infant, child, and youth development by mobilizing, strengthening, and aligning systems that affect children’s learning. The Foundation accepts and reviews proposals on an ongoing basis. Amount awarded is based on the amount needed for the specific project based on the scope of work and expected outcomes.

K-12 HP Technology for Teaching Grant Initiative
http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/grants/us/programs/tech_teaching/k12_main.html
The K-12 HP Technology for Teaching grant initiative is designed to support innovative and effective uses of technology in the classroom. HP will grant at least 130 awards to K-12 public schools using a collaborative, team-based approach to implementing technology integration projects. School teams consisting of five teachers will receive the equipment, professional development, and support they need to effectively integrate technology into their instruction. Based on the outcomes of those projects, some recipients may receive additional, larger grants from HP in 2008. Application deadline: February 15, 2007.

Promoting Academic Success of Boys of Color GrantsThe Promoting Academic Success Initiative (PAS) of the FPG Child Development Institute, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (http://www.fpg.unc.edu/) will award five-year grants to public school districts to promote the academic success of boys of color ages 3-8. PAS works to mobilize and support partnerships among Head Start, public schools, families, and community agencies to improve the academic and social development of boys of color; and to identify, evaluate, and disseminate the most promising multi-systemic (family, school, community) interventions that foster such development. Application deadline: February 15, 2007. Please email Crystal Smith at smith@mail.fpg.unc.edu to request an application.

Gannett Foundation Grants for Education & Neighborhood Improvement
http://www.gannettfoundation.org/
The Gannett Foundation gives grants to organizations for projects that take a creative approach to fundamental issues such as education and neighborhood improvement, economic development, youth development, community problem-solving, assistance to disadvantaged people, environmental conservation, and cultural enrichment. Communities in which Gannett owns a daily newspaper or television station are eligible to apply. Application deadline: January 15, 2007.

Minnie Grants for Youth Service Day
http://www.ysa.org/awards/award_grant.cfm#nowavailable
Disney and Youth Service America (YSA) are pleased to announce grants of up to $500 to support youth-led service projects. These grants support youth (ages 5-14) in planning and implementing service projects in their community. Teachers, youth ages 15+, youth leaders, and youth-serving organizations also eligible to apply, provided that they that engage youth ages 5-14 in planning and implementing the service event. A significant component of the project must take place on National and Global Youth Service Day, April 20-22, 2007. Projects can address any issue that youth identify as a community need. Deadline: January 24, 2007.

NEA Foundation Learning & Leadership Grants
http://www.neafoundation.org/programs/Learning&Leadership_Guidelines.htm
NEA Foundation Learning & Leadership Grants support public school teachers, public education support professionals, and/or faculty and staff in public institutions of higher education for one of the following purposes: 1) Grants to individuals fund participation in high-quality professional development experiences, such as summer institutes or action research. 2) Grants to groups fund collegial study, including study groups, action research, lesson study, or mentoring experiences for faculty or staff new to an assignment. Maximum Award: $2,000 for individuals; $5,000 for groups. Deadline: February 1, 2007.

NEA Foundation Student Achievement Grants
http://www.neafoundation.org/programs/StudentAchievement_Guidelines.htm
NEA Foundation Student Achievement Grants seek 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. The work should also improve students’ habits of inquiry, self-directed learning, and critical reflection. Maximum Award: $5,000. K-12 public school teachers, education support professionals, and higher education faculty and staff at public colleges and universities are eligible to apply. Application deadline: February 1, 2007.

Special Education Grants from Olympus and Tool Factory
http://www.toolfactory.com/olympus_contest/olympus_sped.htm
Olympus and Tool Factory will award five prizes of Olympus digital camera and Tool Factory software to special education teachers or teachers in inclusive classrooms. Successful entries will state what applicants will do with each and every product identified in the project description; share why the applicant’s students are special; and describe imaginative ideas that really engage students. Five second-place prizes of Tool Factory software will also be awarded. Application deadline: January 5, 2007.

Young Social Entrepreneurs: Apply to the Youth Service America/Youth Venture Program
http://www.youthventure.org/index.php?tg=articles&idx=More&article=773&topics=76
The YSA Youth Venture Program is seeking applications from youth nationwide who are interested in starting their own sustainable social Ventures. Ventures MUST be youth-led and designed to be a lasting, sustainable asset to the community. YSA Youth Venture teams are required to plan a National and Global Youth Service Day project every year that their Venture is operational. The Program provides a variety of resources including a national network of like-minded young people, media opportunities, technical support, toolkits and workshops, and funding of up to $1,000 for start-up expenses. Application Deadline: December 18, 2006.

American Educational Research Association Research Grants
http://www.aera.net/grantsprogram/res_training/res_grants/RGFly.html
With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the American Educational Research Association announces its Research Grants. The program’s goals are to stimulate research on issues related to U.S. education policy and practice using NCES and NSF data sets; improve the educational research community’s firsthand knowledge of the range of data available at the two agencies and how to use them; and increase the number of educational researchers using the data sets. Grants of up to $20,000 for 1-year projects and $35,000 for 2-year projects will be awarded. Application deadline: January 5, 2007.

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