Grants, Funding & Awards

Applications Now Open for $159M in Education Innovation and Research Grants from ED's OESE

The U.S. Department of Education Office of Elementary and Secondary Education has begun accepting applications for $159 million in grants budgeted for the Education Innovation and Research Program, which aims to develop, implement, or take to scale entrepreneurial, evidence-based innovations to improve student achievement and attainment for high-need students; and to rigorously evaluate such innovations.

High School Skilled-Trades Teachers Invited to Apply for $1.25M in Prizes

The Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence awards $1.25 million to 20 outstanding skilled trades teachers and programs in U.S. public high schools.

Deadline is May 1 for NEA Foundation Learning and Leadership Grants for Individual, Group PD Activities

The NEA Foundation’s Learning & Leadership Grants program is accepting applications through May 1 for the summer 2022 funding period; school support staff, teachers, and specialized instructional support staff are eligible to apply.

LearnPlatform Launches Certification for Ed Tech Providers Meeting ESSA Evidence and Student Data, Privacy Standards

LearnPlatform has launched a new certification option called IMPACT-Ready for K–12 ed tech providers that have proven their solution or product meets the learning-impact requirements of the Every Student Succeeds Act and that they are committed to protecting student data and are willing to efficiently share student data with districts.

Deadline Extended to May 16 to Enter Discovery Education's 3M Young Scientist Challenge

Middle-schoolers have a few weeks remaining to enter Discovery Education’s annual 3M Young Scientist Challenge, with entry open to students in grades 5–8 until April 26, 2022.

ED Invites Applications from States to Support Innovation in Assessment Systems

Department of Education has opened the application period for its Competitive Grants for State Assessments program designed to improve assessment systems to “better reflect the needs and experiences of our nation’s students and communities,” according to the ED website.

Echo360 to Award up to $140K for Impact and Innovation in Learning

Learning platform Echo360 has announced its 2022 Global EdTech Grants, focused on improving learner outcomes across global education, business and government organizations.

4 Steps to Evaluating ESSER Program Effectiveness

Sound data management practices are critical for complying with federal reporting rules.

Two Senators Unveil Bipartisan Bill to Open SAMHSA Mental Health Funds to K–12 School Districts

Two U.S. senators have announced proposed legislation that would allow K–12 school districts to seek direct federal funding for comprehensive student mental health and suicide prevent programs from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

$25,000 School Grant Program Focuses on STEM

Discovery Education and the Siemens Foundation will award five schools $5,000 each to fund STEM-related activities. The 2022 Possibility Grant Sweepstakes is open for applications now.