Show me the money!!!

Grant Project Framework Resources

Grant-Writing Tips Presentation: January 2009 In PowerPoint Format  (To include the sound clips, download this zip file.)

Grant Project Planning Framework in PowerPoint format.

21st Century Framework  by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills

ISTE NETS Standards for Teachers, Students, and Administrators.

PD Framework Model [Example] in PowerPoint format.
Strategic Plan Logic Model [Example]

Grant Opportunities

Saucony Run For Good Grants
The Saucony Run For Good Foundation was established to help end childhood obesity by providing financial support for children's running and fitness programs. They are currently accepting applications for their grant program. The foundation has two grant cycles per year, with up to seven awards granted each cycle. Deadlines for Applications: June 13, 2011, December 13, 2011 Saucony Run for Good Information

Finish Line : Athletics and Wellness Support Grants
Finish Line, an athletic retailer specializing in brand name footwear and accessories, supports athletic and wellness programs located in communities where their stores are located. The foundation funds projects that have a primary focus on assisting children and young adults 18 and under; concentrate on athletics or wellness; and benefit communities in which Finish Line stores are located. (Manchester, Waterbury, Milford) Deadline for Applications: Rolling Quarterly Reviews Finish Line application.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Grants are available to build evidence to prevent childhood obesity and support research to inform policy and environmental strategies for increasing physical activity among children and adolescents, decreasing their sedentary behaviors and preventing obesity. There is a total of $1.5 million, $150,000 maximum per award for non-profits and public organizations. More information on Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grants: Grant information Deadline Date: 07/01/2011

National Inclusion Project
Up to $20,000 to support recreation programs for children with special needs. Please learn more at Let's All Play. Deadline Date: 10/31/2011

K- 12 Physical Education Teachers Grant Opportunity
Special Grants for K-12 school physical education teachers that promote the importance of continuous student physical activity are available.  All K-12 schools are eligible to receive grants for their school's physical education program from the Alabama Sports Festival.  The grants are based on the number of students who register for any qualifying sports listed in the 2009 Summer Sports Festival.  For more information - or contact 1-800-467-0422. 

PEP Grant Competition Now Open
The Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP) provides grants to local educational agencies, school districts and community-based organizations to initiate, expand, or enhance physical education programs that help students in Kindergarten through 12th grade meet their state standards for physical education. The deadline for receipt of applications is 5/13/2011. Here is the Federal register notice  as well as the applicant information on the Department of Education site.

Golf Program Grants for People with Disabilities
Deadline for Applications: Rolling; Applications are reviewed the last day of each month in 2011
The United States Golf Association (USGA) and the National Alliance for Accessible Golf (Alliance) are working together to provide financial assistance and resources to help make the game of golf more accessible through a grant program for organizations providing golf programs for individuals with disabilities. Preference will be given to applications that demonstrate focus on inclusion of people with disabilities in programs that involve those without disabilities with the ultimate goal of enhancing their inclusion into the fabric of their community. There are no specific deadlines for grant submission.

ASCD: Outstanding Young Educator Award
Deadline: Aug 1, 2011
The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development is seeking nominations for its Outstanding Young Educator Award, which recognizes a teacher under the age of 40 who demonstrates excellence in his or her profession, a positive impact on students, creativity in the classroom, and leadership in his or her school or district. Maximum award: $10,000. Eligibility: K-12 teachers under age 40; self-nominations accepted.




Computers for Learning

Through its Computers for Learning program, the federal government has placed hundreds of thousands of surplus computers in schools across the country on a needs-first basis. In fiscal year 2000, the Defense Department alone donated nearly $60 million in computers and peripherals. Schools register and request equipment on the Computers for Learning web site, and federal agencies match their surplus equipment to schools with those needs. Most, but not all, of the available computers are IBM-compatible PCs rather than computers made by Apple. Most of the donated machines are older models- but as the government continues to upgrade its computer systems, the number of surplus Pentium computers will sharply increase. Computers and equipment are not refurbished by the government before being shipped to schools, nor are they covered by warranty.

Innovation Grants and Learning & Leadership Grants

The National Education Association's Foundation for the Improvement of Education (NFIE) now offers more than 300 small grants of $1,000 to $3,000 each on an ongoing, year-round basis. These grants fund classroom innovations or professional development for improved practice in public K-12 schools and higher- education institutions. NFIE will award up to 250 Innovation grants worth $2,000 per year, and 75 Leadership & Learning grants ranging between $1,000 and $3,000. Grants will fund activities for 12 months from the date of the award.

Toshiba's Grade 7-12 Grant Program

The Toshiba America Foundation encourages programs with the potential to improve classroom teaching and learning of science, mathematics, and the science and mathematics of technology. Projects and proposals from individual or groups of classroom teachers in grade schools (7-12) will be considered for funding. The Foundation is most interested in teacher-planned and -led projects that take place in the classroom. Grant proposals (under $5,000) are accepted throughout the year. Decisions about small grants are made monthly, except March and September.



Federal Grants Web Site

The White House Office of Management and Budget has created a new web site to assist those seeking grants. is up and running on a pilot basis for listing grant announcements from the U.S. Department of Education, National Science Foundation and other federal agencies. See



FastWEB is the largest online scholarship search available, with 600,000 scholarships representing over one billion in scholarship dollars. It provides students with accurate, regularly updated information on scholarships, grants, and fellowships suited to their goals and qualifications, all at no cost to the student. Students should be advised that FastWEB collects and sells student information (such as name, address, e-mail address, date of birth, gender, and country of citizenship) collected through their site.


Fundsnet Online Services

A comprehensive website dedicated to providing nonprofit organizations, colleges, and Universities with information on financial resources available on the Internet.


Department of Education Forecast of Funding 

This document lists virtually all programs and competitions under which the U. S. Department of Education has invited or expects to invite applications for new awards and provides actual or estimated deadline dates for the transmittal of applications under these programs.  The lists are in the form of charts organized according to the principal program offices and include previously announced programs and competitions as well as those to be announced at a later date. Note:  This document is advisory only and is not an official application notice of the Department of Education.

eSchool News School Funding Center

Information on up-to-the-minute grant programs, funding sources, and technology funding.

Philanthropy News Digest-K-12 Funding Opportunities

K-12 Funding opportunities with links to grant-seeking for teachers, learning technology, and more.


Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE)

More than 30 Federal agencies formed a working group in 1997 to make hundreds of federally supported teaching and learning resources easier to find.  The result of that work is the free website