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Japanese Teaching Material Purchase Grants

Grants to USA Nonprofit Educational Institutions to Purchase
Learning Materials for Japanese Language Programs

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Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Japan Foundation Los Angeles (JFLA)

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Grants of up to $1,000 to USA nonprofit educational institutions to purchase materials in support of Japanese-language programs. Applicants must notify the funding source of their intent to apply. Funding is intended to be used for teaching materials such as dictionaries, textbooks, audio-video materials, digital learning software, and teachers’ reference books.

Funding may be also be used for cultural items such as calligraphy sets and origami papers.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 152885

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $1,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:


1) Applications are only accepted from nonprofit educational institutions that either currently have an up-and-running Japanese language program, or that plan to start a program within the same fiscal year. However, organizations whose laws restrict them from receiving aid from foreign organizations affiliated with governments are not eligible.

2) In principle, the Japan Foundation does not provide grants for:

-The U.S. government, including their administrative organs such as ministries and their embassies and consulates-general in Japan; excluding academic, cultural, or research institutes such as universities and museums; and

-International organizations to which the Japanese government makes a financial contribution.

3) Receipt of grants or benefits from the Japan Foundation must not violate any laws or ordinances, etc. (please confirm this before applying).

4) Applicants must have a bank account in the institution’s name capable of accepting grants from the Japan Foundation. Bank account may also be opened before the grant payment.

Applicants should not use the JFLA grant for any religious, political, or commercial activities.

The grant will NOT COVER electronics (laptop computers, tablet computers, camcorders, digital cameras, etc.) or consumable stationery supplies (papers, pens, etc.).

Pre-Application Information:

Application Deadlines are March 15, 2017 and September 15, 2017.

Applicants must inform JFLA via email of intention to apply for the program.

The applying institution should submit an application form, which includes a Wish List. In the wish list, the applicant should indicate the titles, unit price, quantities, and estimated total cost to acquire the materials on their own (including tax and shipping/handling charges) not exceeding $1,000.

The applicant should NOT make any non-refundable purchase arrangements before receiving an official notice of grant approval from the Japan Foundation, Los Angeles.

The applicant must keep the proof of purchase (not only receipts/invoices for the teaching materials but also for shipping/handling charges). JFLA will only reimburse items with relevant proof of purchase.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Mike Penny, Associate Program Officer
P: 1-323-761-7510, ext. 116
F: 1-323-761-7517

The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles
5700 Wilshire Blvd. #100
Los Angeles, CA 90036

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