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Student Success Grants

Grants to USA Educators to Enhance the
Learning Experience for Students

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The NEA Foundation

Deadline Date:

10/22/21 Midnight EST

Description:

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Grants of $2,000 and grants of $5,000 to USA eligible educators to enhance the learning experience for students. Funding is intended to support project-based learning, skill development, and engaging learning experiences. Eligible applicants include teachers, specialized instructional support personnel, and education support professionals who are members of NEA.

Even during extraordinary times, educators remain dedicated to nurturing students’ knowledge and understanding of academic concepts and the world they live in, their communities, and the many opportunities they have to excel. Even in changing contexts, educators are inspiring and supporting students’ critical thinking, social and emotional learning, cultural understanding, and preparation for the future. The NEA Foundation wants to support educators engaging students in project-based and deeper learning to support the development of skills and dispositions contributing to success and fulfillment in a changing world.

NEA invites applications from educators, specialized instructional support personnel, and education support professionals to:

  • Develop and implement a project that will enhance students’ critical thinking and problem-solving skills;
  • Develop and implement a project supporting personalized and experiential learning;
  • Support students’ mastery of essential academic content;
  • Support students’ cultural understanding and appreciation;
  • Promote students’ communication and collaboration skills; or
  • Enable students to engage in learning experiences connected to real-world issues and challenges.

Grant funds can be used for resource materials, supplies, equipment, transportation, or technology. 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. If your budget includes materials, the application must demonstrate how they will play a central role in deepening student knowledge and habits of inquiry.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 189520

Estimated Size of Grant:

These grants will be awarded in amounts of either $2,000 and $5,000.

Term of Contract:

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

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be teachers, education support professionals, or specialized instructional support personnel and must be current NEA members.

Education support professionals (ESPs) are defined as: paraeducators; school bus drivers or other transportation staff; custodial and maintenance staff food services staff school nurses, health aides and other health and student services staff; clerical staff; security staff; skilled trades staff; and technical services staff.

Specialized instructional support personnel (SISP) include professionals such as school counselors, psychologists, social workers, occupational therapists, library media specialists, speech pathologists and others.

Current NEA Foundation grantees are ineligible for a concurrent funding opportunity. A successful proposal will also make an individual ineligible for other NEA Foundation funding opportunities until the grant is successfully completed.

Unfortunately, the following groups may not apply as either the lead or partner:
- Educators who are not members of the National Education Association
- Employees of the National Education Association
- Employees, members of the board of directors, and immediate family members of the staff and board of the NEA Foundation
- Administrators

Grant funds cannot be used to pay indirect costs, grant administration fees, salaries, or for lobbying or religious purposes. NEA is unable to fund proposals solely focusing on electronics such as laptops, Chromebooks or tablets. Applications that include activities or expenses scheduled prior to the notification date will not be considered.

Pre-Application Information:

Application Timeline:
- Application Period: April 26 - June 15, 2021
- Notifications: August 16, 2021
- Application Period: June 16 - October 22, 2021
- Notifications: December 15, 2021

Deadlines are midnight EST.

Grant Application Instructions: https://www.neafoundation.org/for-educators/student-success-grants/application-instructions/
FAQs: https://www.neafoundation.org/for-educators/student-success-grants/grantee-faqs/

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online: https://www.cybergrants.com/pls/cybergrants/ao_login.login?x_gm_id=2862&x_proposal_type_id=9994

The NEA Foundation
1201 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-822-7840
Fax: 202-822-7779
Email: neafoundation@nea.org

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