Any educator knows that it is never too early to start planning for next year. While the traditional school year is currently coming to a close, TheGrantHelpers.com highlights the following federal educational grants that may be of interest to educators and the non-profit organizations that provide support to schools and students. All of these highlighted grants are from the United States Department of Education’s Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE). Generally speaking, state educational agencies (SEAs), local educational agencies (LEAs), and non-profit organizations are invited to apply for these grants.
The School Climate Transformation Grant Program offers grants to both state and local educational agencies (SEAs and LEAs). These grants support the development, enhancement, or expansion of systems that support “an evidence-based multi-tiered behavioral framework for improving behavioral outcomes and learning conditions for all students.” School climate can be positively affected by reducing bullying behavior, reducing the number of suspensions, improving students’ social skills, and more, all of which have a link to greater academic achievement.
Funding Specifics: Grants to SEAs will total 18 awards and average $400,000 each. Grants to LEAs will total 200 awards and average $118,000 each.
The Project Prevent Grant Program awards grants to LEAs to “increase their capacity to help schools in communities with pervasive violence to better address the needs of affected students and to break the cycle of violence.” This program is based on the idea that children experience long-term physical, psychological, and emotional harm when they are exposed to violence, either as victims or witnesses.
Funding Specifics: Grants to LEAs will total 20 awards and average $487,500 each.
The Innovative Approaches to Literacy program supports programs that develop and improve literacy skills of children from birth through 12th grade. Early literacy, motivating older children to read, increasing student achievement through school libraries, and distributing free books to families are some of the programs that are encouraged.
Funding Specifics: There is little information available at this time. A full release of information is expected on 6/18/14.
Due: Final applications are expected to be due 7/18/14. However, there might be a separate deadline for notice of intent to apply. Be sure to check the program’s full information once it is made available.
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