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Envision Equity Grants

Grants to USA Teachers and Educational Personnel to Improve the Learning
Experience for Children, Especially Those Impacted by COVID-19

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Funding Source:

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The NEA Foundation

Deadline Date:

10/22/21

Description:

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Grants of up to $5,000 to USA eligible teachers and educational personnel 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. Envision Equity Grants enable educators to test creative new ideas and innovations, demonstrating exemplary teaching and learning. Applicants must be current NEA members.

The NEA Foundation wants to ensure that educators have opportunities to lead in an equity-focused reimagining of public education, encouraging students’ love of learning, and the best possible educational experience for every child. Beginning in April 2021, the Foundation will offer a new grant program and funding opportunity, enabling educators across the country to:

  • Build on your knowledge of “what works” to support the whole child and bring out students' best;
  • Test creative new ideas and innovations in the classroom and beyond;
  • Implement your dream project, demonstrating exemplary teaching and learning;
  • Support students’ project-based learning, advancing cultural understanding and appreciation, and/or an understanding of civic engagement and democracy.

Examples of possible uses of funds (this is not an exhaustive or prescriptive list):

  • Bring trainers to your school to support culturally-sustaining teaching and learning;
  • Purchase and implement new social and emotional learning curriculum materials;
  • Pay for supplies to implement project-based learning, addressing a real-world challenge;
  • Develop stronger education-focused family, school, and community partnerships;
  • Gain access to resources that can help to deepen students’ understanding of racial equity and anti-racist commitments and actions;
  • Implement projects elevating student voice and supporting students’ engagement in civic and community life.

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.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 195873

Estimated Size of Grant:

Envision Equity grants will fund projects between $1,500 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 include: 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.

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 this funding opportunity. A successful proposal will also make an individual ineligible for other NEA Foundation funding opportunities until the grant is successfully completed and closed out.

Grant funds cannot be used to pay indirect costs, grant administration fees, salaries, or for lobbying or religious purposes. The Foundation is unable to fund proposals solely focusing on electronics such as laptops, Chromebooks or tablets.

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

Application Guidance: https://www.neafoundation.org/for-educators/envision-equity-grants/application-guidance/
FAQs: https://www.neafoundation.org/for-educators/envision-equity-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=73220

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

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