Grants, Funding & Awards


Rural Libraries Hosting Movable Makerspaces

The Nebraska Library Commission is using a $531,000 grant to purchase "mobile" maker labs and spread them into rural communities.

$1.35 Million Available for Teachers and Districts for Social and Emotional Learning Programs

Education First and the NoVo Foundation have opened the application process for their 2019 Social Emotional Learning Innovation Fund. The program will award $5,000 grants to up to 100 individual teacher-led projects and $25,000 grants to up to 35 district-level projects.

STEM Remains Strong Contender for DonorsChoose Dollars

STEM projects are continuing to make the top 10 as a category on teacher funding site DonorsChoose. According to the organization, over the past four years, computer science and coding projects grew two and a half times faster than other project types.

IES Funds Rural Education, Secondary Writing Research

The U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences is investing $25 million to create three national research centers focused on rural education and secondary writing.

IES Announces Funding for Ed Tech Companies

The U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences is looking to fund innovative technology solutions that can aid student learning, teaching, special education and school administrators.

Students Encouraged to Share Video Math Pitches

Students who appreciate math have almost a month to create an "elevator speech" video telling others why math is important and relevant. One winner will have his or her one- or two-minute movie shown during an upcoming math conference and win $1,000.

House Democrats Introduce $100B School Infrastructure Bill

The Rebuild America's Schools Act is an effort to address physical and digital infrastructure needs in schools across the country.

ED Releases Proposal for Supplemental ESSA Funding

The U.S. Department of Education is providing non-regulatory guidance to help school districts comply with federal requirements for ESSA funding.

New Program Processes Donations for Teacher Needs

A new platform has launched to help teachers fund supplies, field trips, books and other expenses in the classroom.

District Pursues Bond Money to Put Makerspaces in Every School

A Michigan district is hoping voters will agree to a $39 million bond to cover capital needs, security and the addition of makerspaces to every school.

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