K12 Grant Alert
Funding, Competitions and Award Opportunities for Educators 9/10/2018

Grant Spotlight

  • Deadline Looms for 2 Classroom Grants Offering $2,500 and $500 for Teachers

    Deadline Looms for 2 Classroom Grants Offering $2,500 and $500 for Teachers 

    Two important grant deadlines are coming up for K–12 teachers looking to fund classroom materials, one offering $500 per classroom, the other offering up to $2,500 per classroom. Both programs will award grants to multiple teachers.

    The Farmer's Insurance Thank America's Teachers program will provide up to 60 teachers with up to $2,500 apiece. The goal of the program is to "fund programs that make technology more accessible to students, provide literacy materials to improve reading comprehension and support training that prepares kids to become the future leaders of their communities and the nation." A description of past winners is available here to help guide new applicants. Applications are being accepted now. Proposals are due Sept. 27. Rules and an online application can be found here.

    A second program, administered through the Association of American Educators Foundation, is offering up to $500 per classroom for virtually any type of classroom need, from software to lab materials to books to art supplies. This is a competitive grant program offering multiple awards. The specific number of awards will vary. Applications are being accepted now. The deadline is Oct. 1. The selection process is a competitive one. Contest rules and an application for can be found here.


Grant & Funding News

  • Krystal Foundation Opens STEAM Grants

    The Krystal Foundation has opened its latest round grants designed to help K–12 schools and organizations fund STEAM education projects. The foundation has awarded nearly $80,000 in grants over the last three years.

  • Institute of Play Offers Free PD for Math Teachers in Grades 6-12

    Participants will learn how to use game-design principles and tie games into their lessons. Teachers have until September 21 to get their applications in.

  • Indiana District Issues Hotspots to 3,500 Students

    An Indiana school district received a $700,000 grant from T-Mobile's EmpowerED program, covering the cost of personal MiFi hotspots for every student in grades 3 through 8 for the next two years.

  • Mobile FAFSA 'Step in Right Direction'

    The U.S. Department of Education is making a mobile app available for students applying for federal financial aid. This beta version of the "myStudentAid" app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Development of the new release was done in parallel with a redesign of the FAFSA.gov website. The goal for both: to make it easier for students and families to fill out the 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

  • State Issues Plan for Taking High-Speed Internet to (Nearly) Every Household

    A subsidiary of nonprofit Connected Nation has promised to bring high-speed internet to every user in Michigan, with the help of the state's governor.


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