Monday, May 18, 2015

Grants: Looking for funding? Check out these grants.

Looking for some grant opportunities?  Check out these three grants.  Also, if you are looking for a more specific grant, GetEdFunding by CW-G is a great resource.  Do you know of some great grant opportunities?  Please share in the comments section!

$2,500 Grant Program from Thank America’s Teachers

Sponsored by Farmers Group, Inc., Thank America’s Teachers
Contact: Farmers Group, Inc.
4680 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90010

Description: Through the Thank America’s Teachers, Farmers Group, Inc. is awarding grants up to $2,500 each to teachers across America that can be put towards classroom supplies through The contest is open to full-time teachers in kindergarten through grade 12 schools.

The contest consists of three contest periods and voting periods. Entries are limited to one per contestant per contest period. At the end of each period, Farmers Group, Inc. reviews and judges proposals, and selects finalist entries to be posted online and voted on by the general public during the corresponding voting period. For official contest rules and specific contest and voting periods, please visit the website.

Good proposals are concise, effectively describe why the funds are important, get personal, grab the reader, and are thorough.

Award(s): Grants of $2,500 are awarded.
Deadline(s): Proposals are accepted February 3 through September 30, 2015.

MACUL Grant Program

Sponsored by Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning
Contact: MACUL
3410 Belle Chase Way Ste. 100
Lansing, MI 48911
Phone: 517.882.1403

Description: The Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL) Grant Program is intended to encourage and support MACUL members in promoting effective instructional uses of computers or related equipment. Each project should have the potential of being replicated in other educational settings.

To meet the requirements for acceptance of grant funds, applicants must complete a MACUL-Grant Project Summary Form and Budget Report, carry out a plan for sharing the project with other educators and MACUL members, and either present a one-hour session at the MACUL Conference or submit a resource to MI Learning on iTunesU following the established submission process. The recommended overall length of a MACUL Grant is 2000-2500 words. The program’s website provides grant writing tips, including tips for writing the Project Budget, Project Narrative, and Project Need.

Eligible applicants are MACUL members who are classroom teachers, coordinators, administrators, media specialists, or higher education faculty or staff. MACUL grant recipients from the last two years are ineligible to apply.

Award(s): Grants up to $1,500 are awarded.
Deadline(s): Applications are anticipated to be available in March and due in May 22, 2015.

MEEMIC Foundation Grants 

Sponsored by The Meemic Foundation   
1685 N. Opdyke Rd.
Auburn Hills, MI 48326

Description: Since 1992, The Meemic Foundation for the Future of Education has been supporting education excellence through funding programs and other partnership initiatives. Created by Meemic Insurance Company and founded as a nonprofit organization, The Meemic Foundation is dedicated to advancing the future of education by offering financial assistance to public, private, parochial and charter schools, and colleges and universities. 

MEEMIC is currently offering two types of grants for teachers:
Each grant proposal is evaluated based on the following criteria:
  • Demonstrated need
  • Project potential for having a lasting impact on students
  • How the program relates to classroom instruction or a school or school district improvement goal
  • Ability to replicate the project for future use
  • Cost effectiveness
You will be notified by email, letter or telephone of The Foundation’s decision regarding your grant application. Grants with significant conceptual, legibility or clarity problems will not be considered. Grant recipients are required to submit a final report (with copy of receipts) after the completion of the project. All unused funds must be returned at that time. Grant funding checks will be made payable to the school listed on the grant application.
Fill out our online grant application to get started.

Award(s): Grants up to $1,000 are awarded.
Jan 1 - March 31: $1,000 - Notified by May 15, Funds available May/June
April 1-June 30: $1,000 - Notified by Aug 15, Funds available Aug/Sept
July 1-Sept 30: $500 - Notified by Nov 15, Funds available Nov/Dec
Oct 1-Dec 31: $500 - Notified by Feb 15, Funds available Feb/March

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