Ten Grants for National Back to School Month: Part II

August is National Back to School Month. Whether post-graduate or the first day of kindergarten, students are going back to class or preparing to do so, as are teachers and professors. These 10 grants available on GrantWatch are designed to help those who are involved with education:

1) Awards of $1,000 to high school and college counselors to recognize dedication and commitment toward preparing their students for college. Eligible candidates will demonstrate excellent educational skills, outstanding leadership and steadfast advocacy for their students. Deadline: 9/15/21

2) Grants of $500 to teachers and counselors currently employed in public or private high schools to cover the costs associated with attending an educational conference. Applicants must register as members of the funding source organization prior to applying. Funding may be used to cover registration, accommodations and travel costs. Deadline: 9/30/21

3) Awards of up to $5,000 to high school teachers for outstanding contributions in the field of education. Funding is intended to recognize exceptional educators who have exhibited dedication and commitment to preparing students for success. Deadline: 10/1/21

4) Grants of up to $5,000 to eligible teachers and educational personnel in the U.S. for projects to improve public education and the overall learning experience for children. This grant program supports project-based learning and helps educators advance students’ understanding of democracy and civic engagement, appreciation and cultural understanding, and anti-racism commitments. Deadline 10/15/21

5) Grants of up to $1,000 to qualifying military veterans and military spouses in the U.S. to cover unexpected expenses. Funding is intended to allow veterans and their spouses to complete postsecondary education programs and succeed in a competitive job market. Funding is also intended to offer financial assistance to veterans who are already enrolled full-time in a postsecondary program, but who might otherwise need to drop out due to unforeseen financial difficulties. Preference will be given to housing (rent or mortgage) requests. Deadline: 12/31/21

6) Grants to nonprofits, for-profits, IHEs, and government agencies in the U.S. to promote computer science and computational thinking educational opportunities for PreK-12 students. Funding is intended to support researcher-practitioner collaborations and research to build knowledge and promote efforts that aim to provide opportunities for all students to participate in computer science (CS) and computational thinking (CT) formal STEM learning at the elementary, middle, and high school grade levels. Deadline: 2/9/22

7) Grants of up to $2,000 to high schools and preparatory schools in the U.S. to support safe and substance-free school events. Funding is intended to cover the expenses of school-hosted events that encourage healthy choices and substance-free celebration activities after graduation or prom.Deadline: 3/18/22

8) Grants to nonprofit organizations and government agencies in the U.S. and its territories to improve library and archive services. Applicants must submit a preliminary proposal prior to the full application and are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. LOI: 9/24/21. Deadline: 3/25/22

9) Grants to nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and its territories for the development of new programs or the assessment of existing programs that promote educational success for disadvantaged children. Initial proposals are due prior to the application deadline. Funding is intended for programs that may help close the opportunity or achievement gaps between children living in under-resourced communities and/or children from under-represented populations and other children. LOI: 12/1/21. Deadline: 4/1/22

10) Grants of up to $10,000 to nonprofit organizations and schools in the U.S. for programs that provide music education to children and youth. Applicants must submit a letter of inquiry prior to applying. Particular interest is given to programs serving disenfranchised groups, including those with disabilities or terminal illnesses; low-skilled, low-skilled, low-income, and low-education populations; and those in foster homes, shelters, hospitals, prisons, or other remote or isolated situations. LOI: 1/15/22. Deadline: 4/15/22

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