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ITA Grant Information

There are a myriad of opportunities and sources for education-related grants. ITA has compiled a selection of such sources below. These sources and grants have been obtained from various resources with the expectation that the information is accurate. We recommend you contact the grant source to confirm the information as it, including related dates and deadlines, can change without prior notice.

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Art Grants

Cultural Grants

  • American Councils for International Education - American Councils administers a variety of cultural exchange, study abroad, and research programs on behalf of both public and private funders. Participation in these programs is through an open, merit-based competition, and facilitates mutual understanding between the United States and Eurasia, Southeast Europe, and South Asia.
  • Association for Asian Studies Grants and Fellowships - This is a listing of a several grants and fellowships offered by a number of organizations with the purpose of furthering Asian studies.
  • Toyota International Teacher Program, administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE) in Washington, D.C., is the nation' s largest nonprofit education exchange organization. This program is open to educators in eight states where Toyota operates major manufacturing, design and research facilities: Alabama, California, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, West Virginia, and Texas (may also be extended to certain other states). Teachers participate in a rigorous two weeks of travel through Japan, offering teachers a chance to learn about Japan' s culture, history and education system, as well as its approach to issues such as technology and the environment.

Department of Education Grants

Environmental Grants

  • Captain Planet Foundation - The mission of the Captain Planet Foundation is to fund and support hands-on environmental projects for children and youths around the world to work individually and collectively to solve environmental problems in their neighborhoods and communities. Generally, the range of grants awarded by the Foundation is $250 - $2,500.

General Grants

  • Adopt-A-Classroom invites the community into the classroom in support of teachers and their students. By adopting a classroom, donors form partnerships with specific classrooms providing financial and moral support. Teachers who register at the Adopt-a-Classroom web site can be adopted by an individual, a business, or a foundation with $500 maximum donations.
  • Kids In Need Teacher Grants, funded by the SHOPA Kids In Need Foundation, provide K-12 educators with funding to help them realize their dreams of providing innovative learning opportunities for their students. Grants are funded by retail and education credit union sponsors with awards ranging from $100 to $500 each. Typically, 170-200 grants are awarded each year and are used to finance creative classroom projects.
  • The NEA Foundation for the Improvement of Education (NFIE) now offers certain grants on an ongoing, year-round basis. Over 300 small grants of $1,000 to $3,000 are awarded each year to fund classroom innovations or professional development for improved practice in public schools and higher education institutions.
  • State Farm' Companies Foundation provides grants for K-12 Public Schools for teacher excellence programs that improve teacher quality; service-learning programs that integrate core classroom curriculum with service to the community; and programs that incorporate the Balding criteria into education systems to improve overall effectiveness.

Health Grants

History Grants

  • James Madison Graduate Fellowships are offered by the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation. Through a national competition, the Foundation offers James Madison Fellowships to a select group of individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution.

Library Grants

Literature Grants

Math Grants

  • Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Act was signed into law in November 1994.  The law gives the Department of Energy responsibility for administering the program of distinguished educator fellowships for elementary and secondary school mathematics and science teachers. Selected teachers spend up to one year in a Congressional Office or a federal agency.
  • The National Science Foundation promotes and advances scientific progress in the United States by competitively awarding grants and cooperative agreements for research and education in the sciences, mathematics, and engineering. The goal is to improve preK-12 student learning and achievement in reading, mathematics, and science by supporting rigorous, interdisciplinary research on large-scale implementations of promising educational practices and technologies in complex and varied learning environments. Only those projects that meet high standards of methodological rigor, are of sufficient scale, integrate technology, and are conducted by interdisciplinary teams will be funded.
  • Toshiba America Foundation makes grants for projects in math and science designed by classroom teachers to improve instruction for students in grades K-12. Decisions about grants under $5,000 are made on a rolling basis and applications are accepted throughout the year. Dow Awards by the Dow Chemical Company awards grants to support proposed initiatives concentrating on math and science, teacher training, and parental involvement for K-12 school districts. School districts and school boards nationwide, as well as programs that promote systemic education reform in math and science, are eligible to apply. Special attention is given to school districts around communities where Dow is located.

New Educators Grants

  • The Broad Superintendents Academy is a rigorous 10-month executive management program designed to prepare CEOs and senior executives from business, non-profit, military, government and education backgrounds to lead urban public school systems. Participants keep their current jobs while attending The Academy. All tuition and travel costs are covered by The Academy.

Physically Disabled Grants

Reading & Literacy Grants

Science Grants

  • Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Act was signed into law in November 1994.  The law gives the Department of Energy responsibility for administering the program of distinguished educator fellowships for elementary and secondary school mathematics and science teachers. Selected teachers spend up to one year in a Congressional Office or a federal agency.
  • Earthwatch Institute Educator Fellowships are offered to K-12 educators to join their two-week field expeditions. Earthwatch Institute aims to promote multidisciplinary science and social studies curriculum in schools nationwide as well as enrich teachers and enhance the academic experience.
  • Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams - is the Lemelson-MIT Program's newest initiative to foster inventiveness in high school students. InvenTeams - composed of high school students, their teachers and mentors from industry - are asked to collaboratively identify a problem that they want to solve, research the problem, and then develop a prototype invention as an in-class or extracurricular project. Grants of up to $10,000 support each team's efforts.
  • The National Science Foundation promotes and advances scientific progress in the United States by competitively awarding grants and cooperative agreements for research and education in the sciences, mathematics, and engineering. The goal is to improve preK-12 student learning and achievement in reading, mathematics, and science by supporting rigorous, interdisciplinary research on large-scale implementations of promising educational practices and technologies in complex and varied learning environments. Only those projects that meet high standards of methodological rigor, are of sufficient scale, integrate technology, and are conducted by interdisciplinary teams will be funded.
  • The NEA Foundation's Innovation Grant and Learning & Leadership Grant - Applications for these grants are accepted on an ongoing, year-round basis. The NEA Foundation's grants are available for all subjects, including the arts, literacy, science, and technology. All U.S. practicing K-12 public school teachers, education support professionals, and higher education faculty and staff at public colleges and universities are eligible to apply.
  • Sol Hirsch Teacher Grants are awarded by the National Weather Association to K-12 teachers for the purpose of improving students' education in meteorology. Selected teachers will be able to use the funds to take an accredited course in atmospheric sciences, attend a relevant workshop or conference or purchase scientific materials or equipment for the classroom. Five or more $500 grants are available annually.
  • Toshiba America Foundation makes grants for projects in math and science designed by classroom teachers to improve instruction for students in grades K-12. Decisions about grants under $5,000 are made on a rolling basis and applications are accepted throughout the year. Dow Awards by the Dow Chemical Company awards grants to support proposed initiatives concentrating on math and science, teacher training, and parental involvement for K-12 school districts. School districts and school boards nationwide, as well as programs that promote systemic education reform in math and science, are eligible to apply. Special attention is given to school districts around communities where Dow is located.
  • Toyota TAPESTRY Grant Program is sponsored by Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. and administered by the National Science Teachers Association. Open to K-12 teachers of science residing in the United States or U.S. territories or possessions. All middle and high school science teachers and elementary teachers who teach some science in the classroom are eligible.

Social Studies Grants

  • Earthwatch Institute Educator Fellowships are offered to K-12 educators to join their two-week field expeditions. Earthwatch Institute aims to promote multidisciplinary science and social studies curriculum in schools nationwide as well as enrich teachers and enhance the academic experience.
  • James Madison Graduate Fellowships are offered by the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation. Through a national competition, the Foundation offers James Madison Fellowships to a select group of individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution.

State-Specific Grants

Teacher Development Grants

  • The NEA Foundation for the Improvement of Education (NFIE) now offers certain grants on an ongoing, year-round basis. Over 300 small grants of $1,000 to $3,000 are awarded each year to fund classroom innovations or professional development for improved practice in public schools and higher education institutions.
  • State Farm' Companies Foundation provides grants for K-12 Public Schools for teacher excellence programs that improve teacher quality; service-learning programs that integrate core classroom curriculum with service to the community; and programs that incorporate the Baldrige criteria into education systems to improve overall effectiveness.

Technology Grants

  • The AT&T Foundation supports dynamic solulutions for education. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act encourages technology modernization in schools aimed at creating an infrastructure that supports advanced digital learning. It includes approximately $8.8 billion for several types of discretionary government services, including school modernization, and augments by $650 million, the Enhancing Education through Technology (EETT) grants from the Department of Education.
  • Department of Education's PT3 Federal Grants - for the purpose of preparing tomorrow's teachers to use technology.
  • Directpackages.com is giving away a total of $3,000 to three lucky teachers. Teachers can submit a 400-500 essay on the impacts of having improved classroom technology, and how the grant money would be used. Three winners will be selected on March 10, 2017, and each will win $1,000 to spend on new technology for their classroom.
  • The NEA Foundation's Innovation Grant and Learning & Leadership Grant - Applications for these grants are accepted on an ongoing, year-round basis. The NEA Foundation's grants are available for all subjects, including the arts, literacy, science, and technology. All U.S. practicing K-12 public school teachers, education support professionals, and higher education faculty and staff at public colleges and universities are eligible to apply.
  • The Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards, sponsored by Vernier Software & Technology, promote the innovative use of data-collection technology using a computer, graphing calculator, or other handheld in the science classroom. Current teachers of science in grades K-College may apply for one of seven $3,000 awards. Each award will consist of $1,000 in cash for the teacher, $1,000 in Vernier Products, and up to $1,000 toward expenses to attend the National Science Teachers Association National Convention.

Urban and Rural School Grants

  • Jordan Fundamentals Grant Program benefits, recognizes and rewards teachers in underprivileged schools who strive beyond challenges and limited resources to achieve excellence through instructional creativity, innovative teaching and high learning expectation for students. It' s purpose is to help teachers purchase resource materials, supplies, software, equipment and other items needed to fulfill their lessons. 1-12 teachers must work in public schools where at least 50% of the school' s student population is eligible for the free or reduced lunch program.
  • Kids In Need Teacher Grants, funded by the SHOPA Kids In Need Foundation, provide K-12 educators with funding to help them realize their dreams of providing innovative learning opportunities for their students. Grants are funded by retail and education credit union sponsors with awards ranging from $100 to $500 each. Typically, 170-200 grants are awarded each year and are used to finance creative classroom projects.
  • NASA Urban and Rural Community Enrichment Program - The program exposes teachers (grades 5-8) and middle school students from rural and urban communities to interesting and broadening educational activities. Special emphasis is placed on communications, logic, and reasoning skills that are curriculum related. NASA URCEP Specialists train core educators as a team to conduct interdisciplinary aerospace activities in school districts. Superintendents, with suggestions from principals, are asked to select core teachers from schools in their districts.
 
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