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Grants for Technology-Assisted  Education

Tue, Feb 12, 2019 @ 11:02 AM / by Vickie Garton-Gundling posted in education resources, grants for educational technology, educational funding, educational grants, technology grant, professional development grant, teacher grant, grants for Underprivileged, school resources, afterschool programs, after school programs, grants for libraries, grants for technology, school grant, classroom resources, library grants, grants for after school programs, at risk youth, disadvantaged youth, disadvantaged youth grants, educational technology grants, at risk youth grants, grants for disadvantaged youth, grants for at risk youth, grants for teachers, grants for international use, school technology grants, grant for school technology, teacher development grants, grants for teacher development, school library grants, school libraries

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There is still much debate about the ideal role and typical results of technology use for educational purposes. Some worry that technology is a distraction to students, decreases individual critical thinking skills, or inhibits quality research from reputable sources. Yet many studies and surveys have actually found substantial benefits to technology use in educational settings, such as increased student engagement, better workforce preparation for students in today’s digital age, more personalized educational experiences, and even monetary savings on the development of and access to curriculum and learning materials (Centre Technologies, 2015). However, many students, teachers, and schools lack access to technology due to financial constraints. Luckily, many organizations and businesses offer grants to support technology-assisted educational initiatives.

IGT's After School Advantage Program
IGT’s main goal for this program is to equalize after-school educational opportunities for underprivileged youth aged 5 - 18 through added or enhanced technology for learning purposes. To this end, IGT works with chosen non-profit agencies to build customized digital learning centers or renovate existing digital learning centers to improve after-school programming. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Michael and Susan Dell Foundation
This Foundation offers a variety of educational grants. In particular, the Data-Driven Education grant supports learning programs and school-wide initiatives that make it possible to collect and assess data toward improved educational gains. Technology resources and education are essential for any educational data collection enterprise, and grant proposals may include requests for new technology in the classroom to assist data collection, plans for professional development programs to help teach educators innovative data collection methods, or initiatives to improve safety and security measures when gathering and storing student learning data. Eligible organizations must be located in the United States, Africa, or India; please take the Foundation’s eligibility quiz for more information on the grant’s eligibility requirements. The Foundation typically funds no more than 25% of a proposed project’s budget. Initial proposal applications are accepted on a rolling basis and typically reviewed within six weeks. 

Schools and Libraries E-Rate Program
This Universal Service Administration, Co. program offers discounts to eligible schools and libraries to obtain internet access and other telecommunications connections essential for quality educational programming. For details on specific school and library eligibility requirements, visit this page.  Service discounts range from 20% - 90%. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Please review the “application process flow chart” PDF at this website for more information on the full application requirements and process.

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Centre Technologies: https://centretechnologies.com/importance-of-technology-in-the-classroom/
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After-School Program Grants For Under-Served Youth

Tue, Feb 5, 2019 @ 16:02 PM / by Vickie Garton-Gundling posted in education, education resources, after school program, grants for education, school resources, afterschool program, afterschool programs, after school programs, foundations, foundation grant, foundation grant money, foundation grants, grants, opportunities for students, grants for after school programs, at risk youth, youth grants, disadvantaged youth, disadvantaged youth grants, at risk youth grants, grants for disadvantaged youth, grants for at risk youth, extra-curricular grants

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While the American education system has put much money and effort toward improving in-class education in public schools, after-school programs are often harder to justify in already-stretched school budgets. This statement is especially true in high-poverty, high-crime areas where under-served students are likely to drop out of school or engage in risky behaviors.

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Grants to Help the Homeless

Wed, Aug 29, 2018 @ 13:08 PM / by Vickie Garton-Gundling posted in human services grants, homelessness grants, homeless shelter grants, critical needs, homelessness, grants for Underprivileged, grants for human services, finding funding, Underprivileged, grants for poverty assistance, grants for substance abuse, at risk youth, youth grants, grants for law enforcement, grants for homlessness, grants for homeless shelters, at risk youth grants, grant funding, grant, grant proposal, mental health grants, grants for drug abuse, grants for mental health, substance abuse treatment grants, homeless veterans grants, grants to end homelessness, grants for homelessness, grants for homeless veterans, unemployment grants, unemployment assistance

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Grants to Help the Homeless

While many people experience America as a “land of plenty,” with opportunities and creature comforts abounding, sadly nearly 554,000 people in our country do not have a home (U.S. News, 2017). Many different factors can lead to homelessness, including economic factors, mental health, and situational issues. Therefore, organizations that seek to combat homelessness must use a variety of techniques and offer diverse services to tackle this multifaceted problem. Whether your non-profit agency seeks funding for programs to support immediate basic needs for those who are homeless or to create long-term housing and solutions, a number of different grants are available to help finance this important work to assist some of our nation’s most vulnerable residents.

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Bank of America Economic Mobility Grants

For 2018, Bank of America is offering two different economic mobility-focused grant programs to organizations that assist vulnerable populations, including the homeless:

The first grant program supports non-profit agencies that assist homeless individuals and families. This grant funds a variety of initiatives that directly help the homeless, such as programs that provide the basic needs of food, clothing, and shelter or job-training programs.  Applications for the Economic Mobility Grant are typically due in February of each year.

The second grant program focuses on broader community and social programs, including larger-scale programs whose trickle-down effect will ultimately help reduce homelessness rates. For instance, organizations that seek to build transitional or long-term housing specifically for vulnerable populations, including the homeless, are eligible for this grant opportunity. The application period for this second grant type is usually in the month of June each year.

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