National Education Association Foundation
The NEA Foundation provides grants to improve the academic achievement of students in U.S. public schools and public higher education institutions in any subject area(s). The proposed work should engage students in critical thinking and problem solving that deepen their knowledge of standards-based subject matter. The work should also improve students' habits of inquiry, self-directed learning, and critical reflection.
Proposals for work resulting in low-income and minority student success with honors, advanced placement, or other challenging curricula are particularly encouraged.
Amount: The grant amounts are $2,000 and $5,000
Grant funds may be used for resource materials, supplies, equipment, transportation, technology, or scholars-in-residence. Although some funds may be used to support the professional development necessary to implement the project, the majority of grant funds must be spent on materials or educational experiences for students.
Restrictions: Grant funds may not be used to :
- support after-school, weekend, or summer programs:
- pay indirect costs, grant administration fees, or salaries;
- pay stipends to the applicants;
- support conference fees for more than one person.
Funds may not be used for lobbying or religious purposes. Identical applications will not be considered.
Notification: Applications may be submitted at any time. Applicants are encouraged to plan ahead. Applications are reviewed three times per year, every year.
Contact: Bill Miles, Director of Programs
Grant link: http://www.neafoundation.org/pages/educators/grant-programs/grant-application/student-achievement-grants/