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Pathways Within Literacy ProgramThe Pathways Within Literacy Program supports libraries in rural communities and organizations that conduct family-literacy programs with books and other education supplies. Pathways Within primarily seeks to help prepare young children to learn to read and to motivate older children to read regularly. Contact: Pathways Within, PO Box 1354, Brookline, MA 02446; (617) 482-0324; pathwayswithin@mindspring.org. Application deadline: March 31, 2004.

ING Unsung Heroes: Funds for Inspirational K-12 Teachers
http://www.ing-usa.com/us/aboutING/communityconnections/ineducation/unsungheroes/index.htm
ING Financial Services provides funds for K-12 teachers through its Unsung Heroes Awards. The awards are given to K-12 educators pioneering in new methods and techniques that improve student learning. Each year, 100 finalists are selected to receive $2,000 awards. Application deadline: April 30, 2004.

NEC Foundation Grants for Assistive Technology
http://www.necfoundation.org/organizations/organizations.htm
The NEC Foundation of America awards grants ranging from $1,500 to $75,000 to support "the development, application and use of technology by and for people with disabilities." Projects must have "national reach and impact." One-page preliminary proposals are welcomed. Deadlines for full proposals: March 1 and September 1, annually.

Quality of Life Grants Program
http://www.christopherreeve.org/site/c.geIMLPOpGjF/b.1029295/k.64F6/Quality_of_Life_Grants.htm
The Quality of Life Grants Program offers two types of grants to non-profit organizations. The first type of grant supports non-profit organizations that address the needs of persons living with spinal cord injuries, their families, and caregivers. Within this grant, funding is awarded in twelve categories: children, arts, sports and recreation, education, advocacy, accessibility, practical service, independent living, assistive technology, therapeutic riding, employment, and counseling. The Quality of Life Grants Program also offers health promotion awards to non-profit organizations that address paralysis caused by spinal cord injuries and other injuries, diseases and birth defects, including (but not limited to) stroke, spina bifida, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Deadlines for submission of applications are April 1 and October 1.

RFP for Youth-Led Research
http://www.civicyouth.org/PopUps/Youth-Led%20Research%20RFP.pdf
The Center on Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) is pleased to announce a new grant competition for research on civic engagement that is conducted by youth. Research teams that include youth and adults working together, or research teams of youth and adult mentors are welcome to apply. Mandatory letters of inquiry are due no later than February 18, 2004.

Connecticut Youth Leadership Forum
http://www.ctdol.state.ct.us/ylf/default.htm
Applications are now available for the sixth annual Connecticut Youth Leadership Forum (YLF), which will be held at the University of Connecticut in Storrs from July 25 to July 29, 2004. The Youth Leadership Forum is a unique training program for high school sophomores and juniors who have disabilities, helps develop leadership potential and skills through an intense, four-day curriculum. Participants are chosen on the basis of their contribution to their schools and communities, as well as demonstrated leadership potential, and represent Connecticut in terms of geography, gender, ethnicity and disability type. Application deadline: January 16, 2004.

Summer Seminars and Institutes for School Teachers
http://www.neh.gov/projects/si-school.html
National Endowment for the Humanities offers teachers opportunities to study humanities topics in a variety of Summer Seminars and Institutes. Full-time teachers in American K-12 schools, whether public, private, or church-affiliated, are eligible to apply to seminars and institutes. Americans teaching abroad are also eligible if a majority of the students they teach are American citizens. Librarians and school administrators may also be eligible. Application deadline: March 1, 2004.

The Anne Ford Scholarship 2004
http://www.ncld.org/content/view/871/456074/
The National Center for Learning Disabilities, Inc. (NCLD) is seeking applicants for the Anne Ford Scholarship, which is available to students of high merit with an identified learning disability (LD) in public or private secondary schools and who is planning on completing an undergraduate degree. Application deadline: January 31, 2004.

The California Youth Leadership Forum for Students with Disabilities
http://www.disabilityemployment.org/yp_ylf.htm
Approximately 60 high school students will be selected to attend this forum. The event, held July 25-29, 2004, will successfully integrate students who represent the disability and ethnic diversity of the state. The forum includes small group discussions with fellow students, large group presentations by successful community leaders, technology exhibits, a dance, a talent show, a formal luncheon with community leaders, and a meeting in the Governor's Office. Application deadline: February 13, 2004.

Computer Associates Community Grants
http://www.ca.com/community/grants.htm
Computer Associates awards community grants in support of initiatives and programs for children preK-12. Diversity Grants are awarded in support of initiatives that directly benefit children of diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds and/or children with developmental disabilities. No deadline specified.

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