The Safe Routes to School program offers mini grants as a way to explore applying the program to your school district. Mini Grants are an excellent way to ease into the Safe Routes to School movement, and start building a culture of walking, biking, and rolling at your school. These grants allow schools and communities to create programs that educate and encourage students to stay healthy and active, and to reduce traffic around schools. Up to $5,000 per school is available, and up $25,000 per school district.
As of this writing the 2018 RFP is not yet available, but if you are planning an application now is a good time to start getting your information in order. To learn more about GFA visit our website at http://gfa.tc.
2014-15 Art Equipment & Supply Grant
Michigan Youth Arts (MYA), through assistance from The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, is offering Michigan K-12 schools grants of up to $2,500 to pay for arts equipment (including repairs of arts equipment) or supplies being used within the classroom/school setting. Grants are determined by independent panelists, based on how well applications adhere to the grant guidelines (rather than in comparison to other applicants). Michigan K-12 teachers of any “arts” subject may apply for the grant, including: visual arts, vocal music, instrumental music, and dance. Grants are awarded on a reimbursement basis, and a 1:1 match (in terms of teacher or volunteer time, or an equivalent cash amount) is required.
All applications will be evaluated and scored using the following 3 criteria:
- Excellence: Applicant’s past history of integrating the arts into the school curriculum, and how the purchase of arts equipment/supplies will benefit the learning occurring in the classroom or school.
- Impact: Estimated number of individuals benefiting, and/or participating; location of project/programming – this is an explanation of the demographics and community the school operates in; accessibility; and public presentation component (if any). Special consideration will be given to underrepresented areas, communities with low access to the arts, or demonstrated need.
- Management: Classroom Teacher – how is the lead teacher qualified to use the purchased equipment or supplies; and Evaluation Plan – how will the equipment/supplies be purchased and integrated into the classroom curriculum.
Panelists will also consider applicant’s reporting history and compliance status on previous grant awards.
Start Date: 07/01/2014 12:00 AM
Close Date: 11/01/2014 11:59 PM
To apply visit http://www.michiganyoutharts.org/grants/guidelines
Pursuant to section 307 of the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010, VA “shall establish a grant program to provide innovative transportation options to veterans in highly rural areas.” To comply with section 307, VA will award grants to eligible recipients to assist veterans in highly rural areas through innovative transportation services to travel to VA medical centers and to other VA and non-VA facilities in connection with the provision of VA medical care.
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MSYSA has launched a Recreational Grant Program that is specifically geared towards MSYSA Recreational Affiliated Leagues. This program has been created for the purpose of enhancing recreational soccer clubs and recreational leagues within the State of Michigan.
Any league or club currently affiliated with the Michigan State Youth Soccer Association may apply for a grant. The following are ideas for grant topics, but are, by no means, the only ideas that may be successful; outreach to schools to increase membership, setting up a play day or tournament, long-range-planning process, player/coach handbook, financial software, startup newsletter costs, training equipment, coaching education, web page development, computer, software, etc.
Grant Applications Due December 3, 2012!
The Meemic Foundation for the Future of Education offers a variety of grant opportunities designed to assist educators. These funding opportunities include traditional grants in amounts up to $2,500 and specialty grants of varying amounts for items such as books. This page will provide the most up-to-date information on the types of grants available and the important dates associated with the application process.
Meemic Foundation Grants:
These grants are designed to fund innovative programs, events or projects that will significantly enhance a students’ classroom experience. Educators can request up to $2,500 for any type* of program. Below is a breakdown of the available funding rounds for this year.
Fall 2012 Funding Round
- Application period:
- Now – June 30, 2012
Spring/Winter 2013 Funding Round
- Application period:
- July 1 – October 31, 2012
Applying is fast and easy. Just visit our quick online grant application to get started.
Each grant proposal will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
- The number of students involved
- The project’s potential to make a lasting impact on students
- How the program relates to classroom instruction
- The ability to replicate the project for future use
- Cost effectiveness
*Applications simply requesting school supplies and equipment (such as computers, graphic calculators and art materials) will not be considered. Meemic Book Grants:
Based on the heightened demand for the basic tools to educate our students – books – Meemic Insurance Company donates an additional $25,000 each year to the Meemic Foundation for this expressed need. These specialty book grants are designed to assist educators with the task of offering new classroom reading materials that will challenge and excite their students. Educators can request up to a $500 grant for any book-related purpose.
2012 Book Grant
- Application period:
- August 1 – September 30, 2012
The book grant application period has not begun yet. Please check back during the application period.
Each book grant proposal will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
- The potential to influence a school or district improvement goal
- The number of students impacted
- How it relates to classroom instruction
- Cost effectiveness
Any employee of a public, private, charter or parochial school, college or university in a qualifying state may apply for a Meemic grant. Educators from the same school may submit proposals for different programs. Total grant funding may not exceed the total cost of the project. The Meemic Foundation may grant any portion of the program up to the total cost. Educators will be notified by telephone or mail if their grant is to be funded. All others will receive a letter notifying the applicant of the Foundation’s decision. Grants with significant conceptual, legibility or clarity problems will not be considered. Grantees are required to submit a follow-up report after the completion of the project. All unused funds must be returned.
Realize Science Technology Grant
The Realize Science Technology Grant for Agriculture in the Classroom will award $5,000 worth of cutting edge science education equipment to K-12 teachers across the U.S. this spring. Those awarded the grant will receive new hand-held video microscopes with software to take still pictures, video, time lapse movies, etc. This grant is open to any teachers in the United States who integrates agriculture in their classroom.
Deadline: March 31, 2011
Maximum Award: Value of $5000
For more information, contact Elise Alden 877-395-1001, <email@example.com> or visit <http://schooltr.com/Teacher_Resources/realize_science_grant.html>.
Source: The Wildflower Assn of Michigan, Photo: Otsego Conservation District
The Wildflower Association of Michigan, in a partnership with the Harold & Jean Glassen Foundation, awards grants annually to fund projects involving the creation of an outdoor classroom, the enhancing of an existing site, or other educationally directed projects that support the WAM Mission. It is our goal to reach as many of Michigan’s youth and citizenry as possible through the use of our grant program. It is our desire not only to educate Michigan’s students in the areas of recognition, preservation and proper procedures for the repopulating of endangered, threatened and/or special concern native species, but also projects that pass on the appreciation and respect for our native flora that will ensure survival of these species in the future.
Please review the criteria for application to this year’s grant program as well as the summarization of the follow-up procedures and reports required of all recipients of WAM awards. Please review this document carefully prior to completing your application form. Review of this information may prove of value in the approach your group will take in designing your project and application. Please note in particular the deadlines and signatures required for each application. Improperly submitted applications will not be considered for funding.
Since it is WAM’s desire to be of service to as much of the public as possible, all grant recipients will receive packets of information to assist them in fulfillment of their projects. Included for your use is a list of sources for educational materials, a list of Michigan native species nurseries and seed suppliers, additional grant dollar sources, and other selected reading materials.
Thanks to the generous monetary support of the Harold and Jean Glassen Memorial Foundation, WAM is pleased to announce that it has a total of $5000 available for allocations in this year’s grant program. Each applicant may request up to $500 in support. The application deadline is December 4, 2010. All applicants will be notified if they are or are not recipients of an award no later than January 30, 2011. Awardees will receive their funds at the Awards Luncheon on Sunday during the Michigan Wildflower Conference at the Kellogg Center on the Michigan State University campus. If you have any further questions pertaining to the grant application process please contact Robert Krueger, Grants Coordinator, at the address below. Electronic submission (e-mail) is encouraged. Please do not fax your application. Good luck and thank you for your interest in WAM’s Glassen Educational Grant Program.
More information on native plants is available from your local conservation district.
Grand Traverse County Soil Conservation District
Ezra Jack Keats Minigrant Program For Public Schools and Public Libraries
Minigrant Award = $500
|1. Accepting applications from public schools and libraries anywhere in the United States and its protectorates.
2. Funds will not be granted for:3. Creative programs funded in the past have included:
– general operating costs
– administrative costs
– transportation of the audience
– purchase of books, tapes, software or equipment unrelated to a specific program described.
– Ongoing pen-pal projects bringing disparate communities together,
– Multi-cultural portrait projects,
– Art projects culminating in art shows, murals, or quilts,
– Creation and performance of puppet shows,
– Inter-generational journals.*
* These are examples…we welcome new ideas.
4. Applications will only be accepted if they are submitted on the form and in the space provided without reformating or attachments.
5. Only one application will be considered from each library or school.
6. Applications cannot be accepted for consideration if:
– they are for programs being held in any type of private or parochial school or library,
– they are for duplicated programs,
– they are emailed,
– they are sent by registered mail,
– they require a signature upon delivery,
– they are postmarked after the September 15 deadline of each year.
7. If an award check is not to be made out to the library or school:
– please indicate clearly the name of the entity cashing the check,
– how it is connected to the institution using the award,
– who at that institution is serving as contact for the program and
– how we can reach them.
8. We cannot send you a replacement if you lose the award check.
9. Make sure you have:
– answered all the questions
– signed the application
– stapled the pages together
– checked the accuracy of your return address and email (or we will not be able to inform you of your status.)
– kept a copy of the application for your files.
10. Mail the completed application form to:
Ezra Jack Keats Minigrant Program
450 14th Street
Brooklyn, New York 11215
11. Decisions will be announced by December of each year. You will receive notification by mail whether or not you have been awarded a grant.
| Click here to download the Minigrant Application Form
TechSmith, a Michigan software development company, is donating $2 million worth of screen capture & recording software to Michigan K-12 schools in support of quality and continuity of learning.
Be the first to take advantage of this corporate-funded grant and apply for donated multimedia content creation tools.
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Who should apply?
Any Michigan K-12 school
Instructors, staff, departments, schools, or districts
Your request can range from one license to a sitewide license across a school or district.
It’s up to you to make a case for receiving the quantity you request. We’re looking for a clear plan with credible goals for how the software will be used.
A new application period period begins each month. The grant program ends June 30, 2010, or when the $2 million grant pool is exhausted.
For more information on specific available software, and to make your application please visit the TechSmith website at:
National Center for Safe Routes to School
Safe Routes to School Mini-grants
Eligible applicants include: Faculty, staff, or parent volunteers at elementary or middle schools; Adult-supervised elementary or middle school groups or clubs; Adult-supervised high school groups/clubs that wish to partner with a nearby elementary or middle school; Local governments; Tribal governments; and/or Community-based or private non-profit organizations engaged in improving safety for and increasing the number of children who safely walk or ride a bicycle to school.
The National Center for Safe Routes to School is now accepting applications for up to 35 mini-grants of $1,000 each to support the goal of Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs, which is to enable and encourage children to safely walk and bicycle to school. SRTS programs are implemented nationwide by parents, schools, community leaders, and local, state, and tribal governments. The aim of the mini-grants is to use student creativity and leadership skills to increase safe walking and bicycling to school. Successful applications will focus on either (a) increasing safe walking and/or bicycling to school, or (b) improving the safety of students already walking and/or bicycling to school. Activities funded by the mini-grants must be part of a broader walking and/or bicycling to school effort.
Deadline: April 07, 2010
Maximum Award: $1000
Number Of Awards: 35
Period: One year.
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