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Student Achievement Grants

Grants to USA Public School Educators and Education
Support Professionals to Enhance Student Academic Success

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The NEA Foundation

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Grants ranging between $2,000 to $5,000 to USA public school educators, education support professionals, or staff members of universities or colleges for projects that will enhance student academic success. Projects should involve students in critical thinking and problem solving that deepen their knowledge of the standard-based subject matter. The work should also improve students’ habits of inquiry, self-directed learning, and critical reflection.

Grant funds may be used for resource materials, supplies, equipment, transportation, technology, or scholars-in-residence. Although some funds may be used to support the professional development necessary to implement the project, the majority of grant funds must be spent on materials or educational experiences for students.

The Foundation especially encourages grant applications from education support professionals. Education support professionals can be classified as: para-educators, school bus drivers, maintenance and custodial staff, food services staff, school nurses and student services workers, clerical and office assistants, school security officers, and technicians.

Funding preference will be given to projects that incorporate school farming, aquaponics, global learning, and/or the NEA Foundation’s online courses.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 175478

Estimated Size of Grant:

$2,000 - $5,000

Term of Contract:

Grants will fund activities for 12 months from the date of the award.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be National Education Association members who are practicing:

- Public school educators in grades PreK-12;
- Public school education support professionals, or
- Faculty and staff at public higher education institutions.

Grant funds may not be used to:

- Support after-school, weekend, or summer programs:
- Pay indirect costs, grant administration fees, or salaries;
- Pay stipends to the applicants;
- Support conference fees for more than one person.
-Lobbying or religious purposes

Pre-Application Information:

Applicants will be notified by January 15.

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Contact Information:

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

To apply:

The NEA Foundation
1201 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036


Jesse Graytock, Grants Manager
Phone: 202-822-7839

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