Write Your Way Into Educational Funds
GRANT WRITING 101
State funds for education have been steadily slipping away from school districts, with a recent uptick in this detrimental trend for several states. With fewer financial and physical resources available to our educators, we are still expected to perform above and beyond the state assessment goals developed for a 21st century learning environment. How are we supposed to make educational mountains out of financial mole hills?
Grant writing has long been around, but few educators know the power it holds as well as the available options. We have created your go-to list of grants to promote teacher and student success in your digital classroom, as well as the best writing tips for the job.
NEA looks to provide funding for teachers to improve student learning in many capacities. Select from two fund amounts: $2,000 or $5,000 to support your professional development needs to close the gap on teacher and student resources. Application: NEA teachers only.
Choose between $5,000 and $10,000 in professional development through the Fund for Teachers grant. These self-designed grants allow teachers to outline their own professional development in order to impact their instruction.
Limited to 125 applicants a year, the McCarthey Dressman Teacher Development Grant’s purpose is to support K-12 teachers in their classroom instruction through the teacher’s professional development. Granting the funded teacher up to $10,000/year (for a maximum of 3 years), teachers can improve their instructional practices without administration worrying about budgets.
Toshiba America foundation offers a K-5 and 6-12 educators grant for projects focusing on PBL and improving math and science education. This grant provides up to $1,000 to assist in project supply funding for elementary teachers and provides up to or more than $5,000 for middle and high school teachers.