Grant Opportunities Available

Ongoing Opportunities:

Action for Healthy Kids NourishEd District Partnership Grant

School district staff apply for support for district-level policy and professional development, as well as funding and professional development for schools within the district to support curricula/programs, best practices and policy implementation, and family-school partnerships to address food access and nutrition education (NourishEd) and provide a learning environment where students are healthy in body and mind. All grants include monetary and in-kind support from AFHK. More information can be found here.

Spotlight Funds are a grant program for K-12 educators. Each fund supports a specific subject area, or addresses a need facing K-12 educators and students. We currently have five Spotlight Funds: Arts, COVID-19 Relief, Inclusive Classroom, Natural Disaster Relief, Racial Equity in Schools, and STEM. Educators who receive a Spotlight Fund Grant can use the funds to order the tools and materials they need to support their curriculum and meet their students’ needs. See here for more information on each fund, and how to apply.

Arkansas State Parks Field Trip Grant Programs

Is your school considering a field trip to an Arkansas State Park? Arkansas’ 52 state parks are natural treasures full of cultural heritage set on gorgeous mountains, lakes, streams, and forests. Many State Parks offer staff-led programs and activities, aligned to state curriculum standards, which will help your students get in touch with nature, science, and Arkansas history.  They can be further cross-curriculum-focused to integrate social studies, art, language, and physical education. 

Schools can receive up to $1,000 specifically for that purpose thanks to the Arkansas State Parks Field Trip Grant Program. The grants will focus on a classroom visiting the park during the school year. Priority will be given to field trips that align with the school curriculum and are between September and April. Find more information here.

ASTA Teacher Scholarship and Classroom Grants

ASTA Teacher Scholarship and Classroom Grants Teacher scholarships and classroom grants are competitive awards available to all educators in Arkansas. Apply online or by mail to receive up to $500 for professional development or classroom materials. Applications are accepted with a recurring deadline of March 31 and October 31.

Cook Center for Human Connection: Calm Room Grant

The Cook Center for Human Connection, is a non-profit organization that brings together the best organizations, programs and products to provide mental health support, and enhance human connections essential for people to thrive, is offering a matching grant of $5000 per school (for up to 20 schools) to install a Calm Room in their school building. More details of the grant can be viewed here.

Classics for Kids Foundation

The mission of Classics for Kids Foundation is to empower young people to shape positive futures through music, build sustainable stringed instrument music programs, and provide grants for high-quality instruments. If your school believes in the role of fine instruments in your program and can show evidence of need and commitment to raising matching funds, you are a strong candidate for the Classics for Kids matching grant program.  Applications accepted quarterly. Deadlines: June 30, September 30, December 31 and March 31. Find more information here.

Cloudflare Project Cybersafe Schools

Cloudflare’s mission is to help build a better Internet. It is our pleasure to introduce an initiative aimed at K-12 public school districts: Project Cybersafe Schools.Project Cybersafe Schools will help support small K-12 public school districts, for free, by providing cloud email security to protect against a broad spectrum of threats including malware-less Business Email Compromise, multichannel phishing, credential harvesting, and other targeted attacks. Project Cybersafe Schools will also protect against Internet threats with DNS filtering by preventing users from reaching unwanted or harmful online content like ransomware or phishing sites and can be deployed to comply with the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA). More information can be found here.

COVID-19 Student Support Recovery Grant

Applications are accepted from local education agencies, charter schools, public schools, nonpublic, and private schools to implement SBHSN's evidence-based mental healthcare program. The purpose of this program is to promote a collaborative and integrated approach amongst the education and healthcare community to ensure students succeed academically, socially, and emotionally. The funding will support the placement of licensed mental health professionals on school campuses. These health professionals will provide mental health services and coordinate academic support activities in collaboration with school district-designated program personnel. More information can be found here.

DESE - Financial Aid Incentives for Educators

Please click here for more information on funding opportunities.

Direct Pay Through the Inflation Reduction Act

Thanks to the Inflation Reduction Act’s “elective pay” (often called “direct pay”) provisions, tax-exempt and governmental entities will, for the first time, be able to receive a payment equal to the full value of tax credits for building qualifying clean energy projects. Unlike competitive grant and loan programs, in which applicants may not receive an award, direct pay allows entities to get their payment if they meet the requirements for both direct pay and the underlying tax credit. For more information about using direct pay on projects that are receiving grants and forgivable loans, click here.

Edthena Innovation Fund

Edthena is introducing a $1.5-million Innovation Fund to support schools and districts with their teacher observation and collaboration initiatives. The Edthena video collaboration platform can help by:

  • Streamlining feedback to teachers with video observations

  • Creating opportunities for more teacher-teacher collaboration

  • Scaling best practices and “what works” examples across the district

  • Flexible, asynchronous learning that’s still high quality and high impact

Details on how to apply for funding can be found here.

Harbor Freight Donation

Harbor Freight Tools is proud to support students and teachers in K-12 public schools across the country. From donating a greenhouse for a middle school garden to providing tools for a high school engineering class, we are committed to supporting excellent teaching and learning in the communities where we live, work and serve. We are consistently impressed by the dedication of teachers, administrators and parents eager to improve their students’ education, and we are honored to help make their vision a reality. More information can be viewed here.

Inventionland Grants for K-12 Schools

We are pleased to announce the expanded Innovation Education Grant program for the 2022/2023 School Year . The program is meant to financially support schools, districts and other local educational agencies who desire to leverage Inventionland Education’s award winning Innovation Labs®, professional development programs, and K-12 Innovation curriculum. It is our goal to offer all educators and students the same opportunities to experience the magical world of innovation, creativity, and STEAM-related learning. More information can be accessed here.

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Grants

Apply for NCTM's Mathematics Education Trust grants, scholarships, and awards. Funding ranges from $1,500 to $24,000 and is available to help math teachers, prospective teachers, and other math educators improve the teaching and learning of mathematics. To view the current grant opportunities available, click here.

National Partnership for Student Success (NPSS)

On July 5, the NPSS officially launched. This new initiative is a public/private collaboration between AmeriCorps, USED, and a large coalition of education and service organizations that will together support the expansion, launch, and improvement of "people-powered supports" such as high-impact tutoring, mentoring, student success coaching, and others with a goal of recruiting 250,000 professionals into the recovery effort nationwide.

Project School Emergency Response to Violence (SERV)

Project SERV funds short-term education-related services for local educational agencies (LEAs) and institutions of higher education (IHEs) to help them recover from a violent or traumatic event in which the learning environment has been disrupted. Further details can be found here.

Project to Support America's Families and Educators

The Project SAFE grant program is intended to improve students’ safety and well-being by providing resources to local educational agencies (LEAs) that adopt and implement strategies to prevent the spread of the Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) consistent with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Project SAFE grant program provides grants to eligible LEAs to improve student safety and well-being by advancing strategies consistent with CDC guidance to reduce transmission of COVID-19 in schools. Applications are accepted until funding is depleted. More information can be found here.

Rural Tech Fund - Assistive Technology Grants

Rural Tech Fund provides funding for Assistive Technology equipment to increase accessibility for students with disabilities in public schools and libraries. These donations include equipment and software that promote student inclusion and participation. Projects funded include laptops or tablets to utilize speech-to-text, text-to-speech, word processing, magnification, audiobooks, and other accessibility features. They also include Augmentative and Alternative Communication devices, whether a dedicated communication device or tablet used for AAC purposes, adaptive equipment such as keyboards or mouses that make technology accessible, and other software or applications that increase education and technology access for individuals. Since AT varies widely, Rural Tech Fund looks for projects that specifically provide accessibility to a student or group of students and include technology access for inclusive purposes. Click here to view more information or here to view the application.

Rural Tech Fund - Rural Technology Education Grants

Rural Tech Fund's work manifests through funding of teacher and student-led projects in public schools and libraries. Projects funded are designed to help spark student interest in technology-based careers like computer science, computer engineering, information technology, programming, cyber security, robotics, or similar areas. In some cases, these project donations may include a few smaller items like a Raspberry Pi microcomputer or a robotics kit. In other situations, partnerships with school districts provide entire Maker Spaces equipped with things like circuit development kits, 3-D printers, robotics kits, and classroom sets of individual microcomputers to build upon. Click here to view more information or here to view the application.

Spark Good Local Grants

Spark Good Local Grants are awarded through an open application process to eligible organizations operating locally and directly benefiting the service area of the facility from when they are requesting funding. All organizations interested in applying for a Spark Good Local Grant must have a Spark Good account on and be verified by Walmart’s third-party verification partner, Deed. Only authorized users of the organization’s Spark Good account may apply. Grant amounts range from a minimum of $250 to a maximum of $5,000.

  • Grant applications are accepted and reviewed on a quarterly basis. Deadlines for submissions include:

    • Quarter 1: March 1 - April 15

    • Quarter 2: May 1 – July 15

    • Quarter 3: Aug. 1 – Oct. 15

    • Quarter 4: Nov. 1 – Dec. 31

Organizations may only have a combined total number of 25 submitted and/or approved applications at any given one time for the calendar year, regardless of quarterly submission. Final decisions on applications submitted within each quarter are made prior to the next quarter’s application opening. More information can be found here

The Calvin K. Kazanjian Economics Foundation

he Kazanjian Foundation makes grants of $10,000 to $25,000 on average and expects to be one of several funders of a project. The Foundation will look most favorably at programs that match grants of support with funds from other organizations, learning institutions, universities, colleges, internal funds, and government sources.
Foundation’s current funding interest includes but not limited to:

  • Leveraging AI to increase student learning effectiveness and experience

  • Efficient and innovative solutions to reach and serve more people

  • Behavioral economics with a focus on environmental issues

  • Economic education initiatives to under-served communities in the local states

  • On-line competitions

  • Offering future college scholarship to high school students demonstrating financial, economic, and entrepreneurship achievements

  • Marketing capabilities to serve more population in economic education

  • Programs to generate more excitement for economic and financial education

  • Economic education programs in a recently mandated state

Letters of Interest may be submitted at any time throughout the year; however, the recommended deadline to submit your LOI to meet our grant cycles is March 10th or September 10th.

Current Opportunities:

Application Submissions Due by 5/31/2024

ADE High-Impact Tutoring Grant

The Arkansas Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) is launching the High-Impact Tutoring Grant Program to all public school districts and open-enrollment charter schools for the 2024-2025 school year. As established by the LEARNS Act, this program will provide grants to districts and charter schools to cover major costs associated with delivering high-impact tutoring services during school for eligible students in grades K-12 for Math and/or ELA during the 2024-2025 school year. Participating districts are expected to leverage grant funding to provide support and resources for tutoring and submit tutoring data to DESE. Applications are available here and are due by May 31, 2024. More information and resources on the high-impact tutoring program are available on the program website here.

Application Submissions Due by 5/31/2024

School-Based Mental Health Services (SBMH) Grant Program

The SBMH program provides competitive grants to State educational agencies (SEAs), local educational agencies (LEAs), and consortia of LEAs to increase the number of credentialed school-based mental health services providers providing mental health services to students in LEAs with demonstrated need.

The priorities for the FY 2024 competition described in this notice are intended to increase the number of credentialed school-based mental health services providers by providing grant funds to increase recruitment and retention-related activities and incentives, particularly in LEAs and SEAs that have not yet benefited from an SBMH grant; promote the respecialization and professional retraining of existing mental health services providers so that they have the credentials needed to provide school based mental health services in LEAs with demonstrated need; and increase the diversity, and cultural and linguistic competency, of school-based mental health services providers, including competency in providing culturally sustaining and asset-based services. Click here to view more information and apply.

Application Submissions Due by 6/3/2024

Cooperative Agreements for the Garrett Lee Smith State/Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention Program

The purpose of this program is to support states and Tribes with implementing youth (up to age 24) suicide prevention and early intervention strategies in schools, educational institutions, juvenile justice systems, substance use and mental health programs, foster care systems, pediatric health programs, and other child- and youth-serving organizations. View additional information here.

Application Submissions Due by 6/3/2024

Teacher Quality Partnership (TQP) Grant Program

The purposes of the TQP program are to improve student achievement; improve the quality of prospective and new teachers by improving the preparation of prospective teachers and enhancing professional development activities for new teachers; hold teacher preparation programs at institutions of higher education (IHEs) accountable for preparing teachers who meet applicable State certification and licensure requirements; and recruit highly qualified individuals, including individuals of color and individuals from other occupations, into the teaching force.

Applications are available for submission until June 3, 2024. View more information here.

Application Submissions Due by 6/13/2024

Renew America's Schools Prize

As schools near summer vacation, the Renew America’s Schools team has been hard at work preparing for some exciting events and funding deadlines. Ahead of the June 13 submission deadline for the 2024 Renew America’s Schools Prize they are hosting a second office hours session to answer questions about applications, and an additional webinar on tax credits available to schools. Click here for more information!

Application Submissions Due by 6/24/2024

Comprehensive Centers Program

The Comprehensive Centers Program supports the establishment of Comprehensive Centers to provide capacity-building services to improve educational opportunities and outcomes, close achievement gaps, and improve the quality of instruction for all students, and particularly for groups of students with the greatest need, including students from low-income families and students attending schools implementing comprehensive support and improvement or targeted or additional targeted support and improvement activities under section 1111(d) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA). You can read more information about the opportunity here.

Application Submissions Due by 7/5/2024

Education Innovation and Research (EIR) Program

The U.S. Department of Education is pleased to announce the FY 2024 Education Innovation and Research (EIR) Grant Competitions. The EIR program, established under section 4611 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended (ESEA), provides funding to create, develop, implement, replicate, or take to scale entrepreneurial, evidence-based, field-initiated innovations to improve student achievement and attainment for high-need students and to rigorously evaluate such innovations. Evidence-based projects that include STEM, social emotional learning, educator recruitment/retention, and other field-initiated innovations are welcome. The EIR program is designed to generate and validate solutions to persistent education challenges and to support the expansion of those solutions to serve substantially higher numbers of students. View more information here.

Application Submissions Due by 7/8/2024

Creating a 21st Century Workforce of Youth and Adults with Disabilities

The purpose of the Disability Innovation Fund (DIF) Program, as provided by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 (Pub. L. 117-328), is to support innovative activities aimed at increasing competitive integrated employment (CIE) as defined in section 7 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Rehabilitation Act) (29 U.S.C. 705(5))[1] for youth and other individuals with disabilities. Click here for more details.

Application Submissions Due by 7/8/2024

Strategies to Support Children Exposed to Violence

This opportunity provides funding to communities to develop coordinated and comprehensive community-based approaches to help children and their families who are exposed to violence build resilience, restore their safety, heal their social and emotional wounds, and prevent future violence and delinquency. Funding can be used to develop and/or enhance support services for children exposed to violence to reduce the adverse impact of violence on youth, families, and communities, and to help family-serving organizations better recognize and help families at risk for exposure to violence.
The U.S. Department of Justice is holding a webinar about this solicitation on June 7. Learn more here.

Application Submissions Due by 7/25/2024

Clean Heavy-Duty Vehicles Grant Program

The EPA has announced a new Notice of Funding Opportunity, which offers up to $932 million in funding for eligible clean heavy-duty vehicles. The program is soliciting applications nationwide for a grant competition to fund the replacement of existing non-zero-emission Class 6 and 7 heavy-duty vehicles with zero-emission Class 6 and 7 heavy-duty vehicles. A webinar overviewing grant information will be held on April 30th at 2:00 p.m. You can register here.

The application deadline is July 25, 2024. The EPA anticipates notifying selectees by November 2024 and awarding the grants by February 2025.

Application Submissions Due by 8/9/2024

Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST)

The economic prosperity and national security of the United States is reliant upon the nation’s capacity to remain globally competitive in the technological and computational fields. The nation’s competitiveness, however, is contingent upon its capacity to educate the next generation. Learning and teaching must be reimagined to better represent the diverse composition and perspective of our nation’s people and be expanded to encompass all pathways for students to receive a high-quality STEM education. A highly proficient and diverse technological and computational STEM workforce is needed to advance new discoveries in science, engineering, and technology in the service of the nation. The ITEST program is one way NSF is responding to the challenge and opportunity to provide all students with equitable access to a STEM education related to the technical and scientific workforce. Further information can be accessed here.

Application Submissions Due by 9/12/2024

Transformative Research in the Education Sciences Grant Program

In awarding research grants, the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) intends to provide national leadership in expanding knowledge and understanding of (1) education outcomes for all learners from early childhood education through postsecondary and adult education, and (2) employment and wage outcomes when relevant (such as for those engaged in career and technical, postsecondary, or adult education). The IES research grant programs are designed to provide interested individuals and the general public with reliable and valid information about education practices that support learning and improve academic achievement and access to education opportunities for all learners. These interested individuals include parents, educators, learners, researchers, and policymakers. In carrying out its grant programs, IES provides support for programs of research in areas of demonstrated national need. View further details here.