Grants, Funding & Awards


$300,000 Literacy Grant Opens

The Library of Congress has started accepting nominations for its Literacy Awards program, which will award multiple prizes of up to $150,000 to schools and other organizations for their efforts at promoting literacy.

New Programs Aim to Help Girls, Women Attain Tech Training

The National Center for Women & Information Technology recently received a $4.1 million grant from the Cognizant U.S. Foundation, a nonprofit that supports STEM education and skills initiatives for U.S. workers and students. The funding will be dedicated to setting up digital skills education programs and an "awareness campaign" to spark interest among females of all ages in going after careers in technology.

Public School Revenue and Spending Up in Latest Year of Reporting

The National Center for Education Statistics has produced its latest "first look" report, providing interesting data on state-level revenues and expenditures in public schools, covering fiscal year 2016 (school year 2015-2016).

HHS Funds Preschool Development Grants

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced the 45 recipients of the Preschool Development Grants competition.

State Grant to Focus on Early Learning Support

A $4.7 million federal grant will help one state to make an investment in coordinating preschool learning efforts across state agencies.

'Nobel Prize for Education' Seeks 2019 Nominees

The World Innovation Summit for Education is seeking nominations for its 2019 WISE Prize, akin to a Nobel Prize for education. The honor includes a $500,000 prize and can go to an individual or a team of up to six people.

Amazon Expands Future Engineer Program to Younger Grades

Amazon has expanded its "Future Engineer" initiative into K-8. The program has begun offering free online lessons and funding summer camps to help students discover the fun of computer science.

Van Hollen Introduces Bill to Fund Title I, Special Education

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) introduces the Keep Our Promise to America's Children and Teachers Act to fund schools serving low income students and special education.

$25 Million in Grants to Gage Usefulness of School Safety Efforts

A new grant program is seeking U.S. schools to receive access to programs to address school safety. The "Safer Schools in America Impact Grant" will make a total of $25 million worth of in-kind safety solutions from 16 companies available to recipients over three years. Those systems will be deployed no cost to the schools, and, in return, the schools will need to make data available for the purposes of research.

NPR Hosting Student Podcast Challenge

NPR is hosting its first-ever student podcast challenge. Winners will receive visits from the media organization's journalists before the end of the school year. The winning podcasts will also be included in segments of NPR's shows, Morning Edition and All Things Considered, during the spring.

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