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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 for Art and Music Education

Thu, Sep 27, 2018 @ 12:09 PM / by Lauren Albright posted in educational grants, 501(c)(3), funding sources, grants for art education, art instruction, music grants, grants for new music instruments, schol grants, grants for music education, art education grant, grants for the arts, art grant, arts grants, school grant, youth education, arts, at risk youth, youth grants, disadvantaged youth, disadvantaged youth grants, art grants, music education grants, grants for youth, grants for at risk youth, grant, grant proposal, steam, steam education grants, grants for children, performing arts

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Grants for Art and Music Education

“Where words fail, music speaks.”
–Hans Christian Andersen

“A work of art is above all an adventure of the mind.”
-Eugene Ionesco

It is well established that art and music education help students develop and excel in many important physical, mental, and social learning aspects.
Yet these education programs are often the first on the chopping block when federal, state, and school organizations struggle with dwindling education budgets. For those schools and teachers struggling to maintain crucial art and music programs due to financial constraints, grants are one of many great resources for support.

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The National Endowment for the Arts

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) funds new and existing projects that promote the arts. NEA grants are available to non-profit organizations, state or local government agencies, school districts, and federally-recognized tribal communities or tribes; all applicant entities must have at least a three-year prior history of arts programming.

Two of the NEA’s four annual grants are currently open for the 2018 cycle: 

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