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Making Sure You Don't Miss Grant Deadlines

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 -- Ashlee Tatum-Eckley

A practical resource from eSchoolNews

One thing we don't need to tell you is just how tight education funding is. And whether at the local, state, or federal level, there is no reason to think that will change any time soon.

Grants can be an important source of funding, especially for specific needs. Our friends at eSchoolNews have a great online resource that aggregates grant opportunities and can help you identify potential new sources of revenue. (Access to this eSchoolNews resource requires registration – it's free, but we just wanted you to know.)

But of course, grants have deadlines, and eSchoolNews keeps a close eye on those deadlines. Some grants with application deadlines coming up soon include:

  • Up to $500 from the Hoenny Center to promote and recognize preK-12 classroom research projects in the area of peer teaching. Proposals are due July 1.
  • Up to $8,000 for AP test assistance. The AP Test Fee program awards grants to eligible state educational agencies (SEAs) to enable them to pay all or a portion of advanced placement test fees on behalf of eligible low-income students. Deadline for applications is June 3.
  • Lois Lenski Covey Foundation grants of $500-$3000 to purchase books for needy students. The Foundation provides grants to libraries or organizations that serve economically or socially at-risk children, have limited book budgets, and demonstrate real need.

Those are just a few. Start at the top of their list, because grants whose application deadlines have already expired don't necessarily drop off of the list.

On our website we'll always try to keep you apprised of grant and other funding opportunities – just take a look. But we'll also point you to other useful resources as well.