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will find grant opportunities that are available to PK-12 schools through
various federal agencies on this page. Most of the grants on this page
will pertain more to entire school districts than to individual schools.
You may also find opportunities that are available to states,
colleges/universities and others that are for the benefit of PK-12
It is very important to read the Request for Proposal
carefully before submitting an application. Make sure that your
project and the grantor's initiatives are a good match! If there is
not a good match, continue to look for a more suitable opportunity or be
prepared to revise your project goals to meet those of the funding agency.
U.S. Department of
Other Federal Agencies
As of November 7, 2003, all federal agencies are required to post grant
announcements online, at www.grants.gov.
The requirement also applies to cooperative agreements.
The agency postings provide a synopsis of the full grant announcement and
27 standard items of information, including a description of the program,
due dates for applications, contact information and a link to the full
The Grants.gov site is launching an online application process that allows
you to download the application form, fill it in and submit it later. The
process should be fully functional by mid-November.
In order to get started using the Grants.gov site, there are five steps
that you must take. Now is the time to take care of this! Do not wait
until right before a federal proposal is due to be submitted or you are
likely to miss the filing deadline.
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Department of Education (USDE)
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Science Foundation (NSF)
Purpose of the Program: The Geoscience
Education Program considers proposals to initiate or pilot innovative
geoscience education activities. Projects that are informed by the results
of current education-related research or that will conduct new educational
research within a geoscience education venue are particularly appropriate
for consideration under this solicitation. Awards are intended to provide
start-up or proof-of-concept funding to enable projects to reach a level of
maturity that will allow them to compete for longer-term funding from other
sources or become self-sustaining. All proposed projects should have strong
dissemination and evaluation plans.
may target any educational level: postdoctoral, graduate, undergraduate,
secondary, middle, or elementary. Proposals to develop or improve the
quality of geoscience-oriented pre-service teacher training and
in-service professional development programs are also encouraged, as are
proposals to increase or improve the geoscience content of informal
education programs. Proposals to develop web-based educational materials
that can be made available through the Digital Library for Earth System
Education (DLESE) are also sought. Projects designed to recruit and retain
students during the critical transition from high-school to college are
appropriate for consideration by the GeoEd Program. In some cases, awards
may be made to supplement active research grants.
of the Geoscience Education (GeoEd) Program are to:
improve the quality of geoscience education at all educational
increase the number and competency of Earth and Space Science
teachers at K-12 levels;
increase the number of students enrolling in geoscience
courses and degree programs at all educational levels; and
increase the understanding of geoscience-related issues among
the general public.
Funding Available: Up to 15 awards will be made. The maximum amount
that can be requested under this solicitation is $200,000 per year for up to
two years. The average award size is expected to be less than $100,000
annually for up to two years.
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Safe Start: Promising Approaches for Children Exposed to
Due Date: September 10, 2004. Applications must be filed online using
the DOJ’s GMS system.
Program Description: OJJDP is requesting applications for the Safe
Start: Promising Approaches for Children Exposed to Violence project. This
project will help local communities implement collaborative cross-agency
strategies for effectively reducing the impact of children’s exposure to
violence, with particular emphasis on young children (age 6 and younger) and
Available Funding: Up to 14 awards of up to $210,000 will be made.
Rural Health Services Outreach Grant Program
Deadline for Proposals: September 13, 2004.
1) The applicant organization must be a public or nonprofit private entity
located in a rural area or in a rural ZIP Code of an urban county (list
included in application materials) and all services must be provided in a
rural county or ZIP Code; or
2) The applicant organization exists exclusively to provide services to
migrant and seasonal farm workers in rural areas and is supported under
Section 330g of the Public Health Service Act or
3) The applicant is a federally recognized Native American Tribal or
quasi-Tribal entity that will deliver services on Reservation or Federally
recognized Tribal lands (documentation of status must be included).
The entity must represent a consortium composed of members that include
three or more health care providers and that may be nonprofit or for-profit
Purpose of Program: The Rural Health Care Services
Outreach Grant Program supports projects that demonstrate creative or
effective models of outreach and service delivery in rural communities.
Applicants may propose projects to address the health care needs of a wide
range of population groups and to deliver many different types of health
care and health care related services in rural communities.
Community Connect Grant
Program (Rural Utilities Service)
Deadline for proposals: Paper applications must be postmarked and
mailed, shipped, or sent overnight no later than September 13, 2004
to be eligible for FY 2004 grant funding.
Eligible applicants: Only
entities legally organized as one of the following are eligible for
Community Connect Grant Program financial assistance:
a. An incorporated organization,
b. An Indian tribe or tribal organization, as defined in 25 U.S.C. 450b(b)
c. A state or local unit of government,
d. A cooperative, private corporation or limited liability company organized
on a for-profit or not-for-profit basis.
To be eligible for a grant, the Project must:
a. Serve a Rural Area where Broadband Transmission Service does not
currently exist, to be verified by RUS prior to the award of the grant;
b. Serve one Community recognized in the latest U.S. Census. Additional
communities located in the contiguous areas outside the Community's
boundaries that are not recognized (due to size) in the U.S. Census, can be
included in the applicant's proposed Service Area, but must be supported by
documentation, acceptable to RUS, as to their existence;
c. Deploy Basic Broadband Transmission Service, free of all charges for at
least 2 years, to all Critical Community Facilities located within the
proposed Service Area;
d. Offer Basic Broadband Transmission Service to residential and business
customers within the proposed Service Area; and
e. Provide a Community Center with at least ten (10) Computer Access Points
within the proposed Service Area, and make Broadband Transmission Service
available therein, free of all charges to users for at least 2 years.
Purpose of program: The purpose of the Community Connect Grant
Program is to provide financial assistance in the form of grants to eligible
applicants that will provide, on a ``community-oriented connectivity''
basis, broadband transmission service that fosters economic growth and
delivers enhanced educational, health care, and public safety services. RUS
will give priority to rural areas that it believes have the greatest need
for broadband transmission services, based on the criteria in the RFP.
The “community-oriented connectivity'' concept will stimulate practical,
everyday uses and applications of broadband by cultivating the deployment of
new broadband transmission services that improve economic development and
provide enhanced educational and health care opportunities in rural areas.
Such an approach will also give rural communities the opportunity to benefit
from the advanced technologies that are necessary to achieve these goals.
Funding Available. $9 million is available for grants. There
is no minimum or maximum application amount for FY 2004.
AmeriCorps Education Awards Program
Deadline for Proposals: eGrants submission
deadlines are 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on February 3, 2004, May
11, 2004, and November 2, 2004.
Eligible Applicants: State commissions (on behalf
of applicants within their states), nonprofit organizations proposing
program sites in more than one state, other programs operating in more than
one state, and multistate collaborations must apply directly to the
Local nonprofit organizations, state, and local units of government (other
than state educational agencies), and programs that operate only within the
state must apply through their respective state commission on national and
Institutions of higher education, groups of two or more institutions of
higher education, or state education agencies may apply either directly to
the Corporation or through their state commission on national and community
Purpose of Program: The Education
Awards Program seeks to broaden the network of national service programs and
strategies and to increase the number of communities using AmeriCorps
members to better meet their environmental, educational, public safety,
homeland security, and other human needs.
Grantees of the Education Awards Program do not have to provide child care,
a living allowance, or health care to participants. Applicant organizations
must obtain most or all of the AmeriCorps member and program costs from
other sources. The Corporation will consider requests for grants of up to
$400 per full-time member (pro-rated for less than full-time members) to
defray a minor portion of program management costs. The Corporation will pay
the education awards for members who successfully complete service.
Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration
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