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State Farm and the National Youth Leadership Council are pleased to announce the return of
Project Ignition - a service-learning project for grades 9 to 12
that has attracted nationwide attention and, more importantly, has
helped to empower students to improve their communities. This year's
Project Ignition will again focus on a very important issue
affecting young people across the country - teen driver safety.
Teaching the Hudson Valley will award 10-15 grants of up to $10,000 each
to public and private schools in the region to create place-based
curriculum units in partnership with places of cultural, historic, or
natural significance. "Significant places" include but are not limited
to archives, art galleries, historic sites, libraries, museums, nature
preserves, and parks.
Public and private schools in Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Greene,
Orange, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Ulster, and Westchester counties
may apply. Projects may involve K-12 students and may be
interdisciplinary or focus on a single area, such as art, geography,
physical education, or science. The sponsors aim to award grants to a
diverse group of schools working. Deadline:8 April 2005
The IndiVisual/Hewlett-Packard "Read for Life" Scholarship Program
provides computer workstations and software to K-12 schools throughout
the U.S. Public, private, charter, and parochial schools that
demonstrate financial need or have a high ESL, ELL, or LEP population,
and have a staff dedicated to promoting technology-based education
solutions are eligible to apply kamagra. Recipients receive in-class
computer-based reading workstatiApplications are accepted throughout the year.
Children's Bureau Express: March 2005 Edition Alert
The Starbucks Foundation makes grants to local,
nonprofit organizations that serve low-income, at-risk youth. Through
their Youth Leadership grants, they fund innovative programs,
particularly those in traditionally underserved communities, that
embrace cultural diversity and involve families, schools and/or
RadioShack Neighborhood Answers Grant Program
. Grants for prevention of family
violence/abuse and/or child abduction. Applications accepted
on an ongoing basis
School-Based Interventions to Prevent Obesity
Funding to encourage
partnerships between academic institutions and school systems to
develop school-based interventions to reduce childhood obesity.
Application deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing
Drug Free Communities Support Program
Grants to reduce substance abuse among youth and
to establish and strengthen collaboration among communities.
Application deadline: Mar 11, 2005
College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)
Grants to provide academic and financial
support to help migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their children
attend college. Application deadline: Mar 14, 2005
High School Equivalency Program (HEP)
Helps migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their
children obtain a general education diploma (GED).
Application deadline: Mar 14, 2005
Grants to Reduce Alcohol Abuse Grants
to develop and implement innovative and effective programs to reduce
alcohol abuse in secondary schools. Application deadline:
Mar 28, 2005
Adolescent Family Life (AFL) Demonstration Projects
Grants to establish innovative, comprehensive, and
integrated approaches to the delivery of care services for pregnant
adolescents and adolescent parents. Application deadline:
Apr 4, 2005
Mattel Foundation Domestic Grants Program
Application deadline: Apr 8, 2005
Grants to charitable organizations to help children in need by funding
new and existing programs.
Social and Economic Development Strategies Program for Native Americans Grants for new community-based activities that are focused on economic
and social development to strengthen children, families, and tribal
Application deadline: Apr 19, 2005
Office of Child Support Enforcement Special Improvement Project (SIP)
GrantsFunding for special improvement projects which further the national
child support mission, vision, and goals.
Application deadline: May 3, 2005
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Staff Perspectives on
Consultation and Integrated Mental Health Services in Early
In this article, the researchers examine
the relationship between integrated mental health consultation
programs and provision of mental health services. Based on the
interviews of Head Start staff, the authors found that programs with
an integrated mental health consultation model were more likely to
have a strong vision for mental health services, to describe
promising mental health practices, and to perceive their mental
health practices as effective.
The P. Buckley Moss
Foundation for Children's Education and the Moss Society -- 2005
The purpose of the grant program is to aid
and support teachers who wish to establish an effective learning
tool using the arts to teach children with learning disabilities and
other special needs. Programs must be in the developmental stages or
less than two years old. Application Deadline: March 1, 2005
Corporation Community Giving Grants Target will accept grant
applications between March 1 and May 31, 2005. Currently,
grants focus on three areas: arts, family violence prevention, and
Overbrook Foundation -- Youth Program Application
Deadline: A letter of inquiry, no more than two pages in length,
must be submitted to begin the process. Letters are accepted
throughout the year. The goal of the foundation's Youth Program is
to provide low-income adolescents and young adults with
opportunities to develop leadership skills, practice active
citizenship, and foster creativity. The foundation supports programs
that include a direct-services component and/or
leadership-development activities that encourage collective action
and advocacy, promote systemic social change, and build
communication skills in young people.
Family Life (AFL) Demonstration Projects A Under this
announcement, funds are available for care projects only. The
project site or sites must be identified in the application rather
than selected after the grant is awarded. The OAPP encourages
services that involve not only the young fathers and/or male
partners, but also the parents and families of the pregnant and/or
parenting adolescent. Under the Title XX statute, the primary
purpose of care programs is to establish innovative, comprehensive,
and integrated approaches to the delivery of care services for
pregnant adolescents and adolescent parents under 19 years of age at
program entry, with primary emphasis on unmarried adolescents who
are 17 years old or younger. Care services should promote the
involvement of the pregnant and parenting adolescents' families,
young fathers and/or male partners.
Eagle Outfitters fund youth development programs. Grant range:
$1,000 - $25,000. No deadlines.
the Children's Research to Practice Symposium, Jun 9 and 10, 2005,
Crowne Pl, NYC.
BRIDGES Toward an Integrated System of Care for Children and
Families - Pennsylvania CASSP Institute.
exactly what "zero tolerance" entails? Or how "authentic learning"
happens? The Association for Supervision and Curriculum
Development's Web site features a lexicon that provides definitions
of educational terms in everyday language.
Care of Adolescents with Depression
One out of every five
teenagers experiences depression by age 18, and 6 percent of all
teens face major depression. Primary care physicians typically see
teens more than other doctors, but even when they suspect
depression, they often lack the diagnostic tools to confirm it. A
new randomized trial found that using "care managers" - therapists
and nurses trained in teen depression - to work with doctors and
families to facilitate diagnosis and to select appropriate treatment
led to statistically significant improvements. After six months,
teens in the study reported fewer depressive symptoms and an
improved quality of life, and had greater access to mental health
care than usual care patients.
CANS CONFERENCE Join others who utilize the various versions of
the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) and related
tools in helping better serve individuals with behavioral health
challengeschildren and their families around the country
and 25th at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Please contact Crystal Jackson at (312) 503-4587 or firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.
all grant seekers U.S. Cellular supports organizations
throughout the country serving disadvantaged youth and families.
GrantRange: $1,000- $35,000. Deadline: February 15, 2005.
Check out these grant oppotunities:
Express Foundation Supports Literacy Education
Line Youth Foundation
- Mattel Children's
Answers Grant Program Supports programs concerned with child
abduction and abuse.
- Scholarships Grants
for Youth Anti-Smoking Ideas
Grants for Indian Children The purpose of the Demonstration
Grants for Indian Children program is to provide financial
assistance to projects that develop, test, and demonstrate the
effectiveness of services and programs to improve the educational
opportunities and achievement of preschool, elementary, and
secondary Indian students. To meet the purposes of the No Child Left
Behind Act of 2001, this program will focus project services on (1)
Increasing school readiness skills of three- and four-year-old
American Indian and Alaska Native children; and (2) enabling
American Indian and Alaska Native high school graduates to
transition successfully to postsecondary education by increasing
their competency and skills in challenging subjects, including
mathematics and science. ... Eligible applicants for this program
include a State educational agency (SEA); a local educational agency
(LEA); an Indian tribe; an Indian organization; a federally
supported elementary or secondary school for Indian students; an
Indian institution (including an Indian institution of higher
education); or a consortium of such institutions. Deadline: 17
Summer Schools in the Arts FY 2006 Grants for Arts ProjectsTo raise the quality and availability of arts education in communities nationwide, the Arts Endowment created the Summer Schools in the Arts program. This program supports rigorous, challenging summer arts education programs that enable children and youth to acquire knowledge and skills in the arts as well as gain lifelong interests in the arts and culture.
Statement of Interest Deadline: May 23, 2005
Invitation to Apply Issued: July 18, 2005
Formal Application Deadline: September 12, 2005
Summer arts education programs offer several advantages for quality arts learning by providing:
Challenging and engaging arts education opportunities during the summer.
Immersion experiences where students spend consecutive hours each day for multiple weeks.
Comprehensive arts instruction that otherwise would not be available because of limited resources.
The Indian Education Formula Grant program provides grants
to support local educational agencies (and other eligible
entities (described elsewhere in this notice) in their efforts to
reform and improve elementary and secondary school programs that serve
Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: February 28, 2005.
College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) (Federal Register:
January 12, 2005 CFDA# 84.149A)
The purpose of the College Assistance Migrant
Program (CAMP) is to provide the academic and financial support
necessary to help migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their children
successfully complete their first year of college.
High School Equivalency Program (HEP) (Federal Register: January
12, 2005 CFDA# 84.141A)
The purpose of the High School Equivalency
Program (HEP) is to help migrant and seasonal farmworkers & their
children obtain a general education diploma (GED) that meets the
guidelines for high school equivalency established by the State in
which the HEP project is conducted, and to gain employment or be
placed in an IHE or other postsecondary education or training.
Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: March 14, 2005.
Eligible Applicants: Institutions of higher education (IHEs) or
private non-profit organizations (such as faith-based
organizations) that plan the project in cooperation with an IHE &
prepare to operate some aspects of the project with the facilities
of the IHE.
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Consumer/Peer Run Programs for Mental Health System Transformation
(NCSTAC) will offer three grant awards totalling thirty-five
thousand dollars each for consumer-run organizations to conduct a
community assessment, educate stakeholders and implement systems change
resulting in recovery oriented services. The duration of the grant is up
to three years. Grantees will receive up to fifteen thousand dollars in
year one and ten thousand dollars in year two and three.
Deadline: February 4, 2005.
Online Tool Offers Teacher Training
In its continuing effort to support classroom teachers, the U.S.
Department of Education recently unveiled a new online tool that offers
elementary and secondary school teachers on-demand professional
development training for improving student achievement.
The Teacher-to-Teacher e-Learning resource, offered free of
charge, links educators to a collection of videos from the Department's
summer workshops for teachers. Available online or via satellite TV, the
workshops are taught by exemplary teachers and education experts who
demonstrate practical examples of successfully translating
scientifically based research into classroom practice and using data to
The sessions cover a variety of subject areas, from reading
instruction to science and mathematics, and may be taken for credit for
a possible two hours of in-service work. Most of the video workshops
include an overview, note-taking guide, course assessment, follow-up
activities, principal's implementation checklist and additional
The e-Learning program is part of the Department's
Teacher-to-Teacher Initiative to help educators share best practices for
putting research to work in the classroom. The initiative includes
regional workshops, a national summit, roundtable discussions with
teachers about the support they need to meet the academic needs of their
students, a teacher toolkit, and electronic updates of useful
information for teachers.
Early Reading First Program
supports local efforts to enhance the oral language, cognitive, and early reading skills of preschool-age children especially those from low-income families, through strategies, materials, and professional development that are grounded in scientifically based reading research. Eligible Applicants: (a) One or more local educational agencies (LEAs) that are eligible to receive a subgrant under the Reading First program (title I, part B, subpart 1, Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA)), (b) one or more public or private organizations or agencies (including faith-based organizations) located in a community served by an eligible LEA; or (c) one or more eligible LEAs, applying in collaboration with one or more eligible organizations or agencies.
Deadline: 7 February 2005
Libraries for the Future
Grants for public libraries to conduct book and film
discussion series for teenagers and families, especially immigrant
Tony Hawk Foundation- Helping Fund Public Skateparks Nationwide
The mission of the Tony Hawk Foundation is to foster lasting
improvements in society, with an emphasis on helping children. The
principal focus of foundation grants is to encourage and facilitate the
design, development, construction, and operation of new quality
skateboard parks and facilities located in low-income communities in
the United States. Minimum grant:$1,000 ; Maximum grant $25,000 .
Deadlines are March 1, 2005 and
September 1, 2005.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
and the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) today
announced the availability of FY 2005 funds for Drug Free Communities
Support Program (DFCSP) grants to improve community efforts to plan,
promote and deliver effective substance abuse prevention strategies.
Funding for Playgrounds
Playgrounds are expensive to build or renovate
and they are not usually at the top of most funders' lists of
priorities. Likewise, most school and district budgets are not large
enough to help pay for much, if anything, in the way of playground
One particularly innovative school, West Parish Elementary in
Gloucester, MA, designed their playground around a science curriculum.
Young students learn difficult concepts of physics while having fun. The
playground is called the West Parish School Science Park. Funders who
are not interested in helping pay for playgrounds may jump at the
opportunity to fund a science park! Find the story athttp://www.ptotoday.com/1004incredible.html
Gale and School Library Journal -- Giant Step Award to recognize outstanding school and public libraries
that are providing the type of excellent programs and services that
greatly impact student learning and development, both in the school
and beyond. Application Deadline: March 1, 2005
AmeriCorps State Operating Grant/AmeriCorps Education Award
Grant The NYS OCFS invites community-based
organizations, or intermediaries which are incorporated as private,
not-for-profit corporations, public agencies, local governments,
educational institutions and faith-based groups to submit AmeriCorps
proposals that address community needs through five program areas of
homeland security, environment, education, public safety, or other
human needs. Application Due Date: 1/26/2005 Phone: (518) 473-8882
Griesmann's Grant Opportunities is a weekly subscription feature
founded and edited by Don Griesmann, Esq., and published by
CharityChannel LLC. As its title implies, Don scours the Internet
for new grant opportunities that you might not learn of from any
other source in such a timely manner.
The Lowe's Charitable and
Educational Foundation supports
community-based, grassroots organizations in the local communities
where Lowe's operates stores and distribution centers, including
communities in all states except New Hampshire, Vermont, and
Wisconsin. The Foundation supports K-12 public education including
playground enhancements, landscaping and painting, and outdoor
learning environments such as educational gardening programs;
community improvement, including park and neighborhood
beautification and clean-up and neighborhood revitalization; and
vocational trade scholarships. Deadlines are January 15 and April
Foundation, the philanthropic effort of the
insurance company, focuses on three areas: tolerance, inclusion and
diversity; safe and vital communities; and economic empowerment.
Examples of past grantees include: youth tolerance, anti-violence
and discrimination alleviation efforts; neighborhood revitalization;
financial/insurance education; economic literacy; and
entrepreneurial skill development. No deadlines.
The MetLife Foundation
will provide funding for substance-abuse
programs, especially those connected to organizations and programs
involving alcoholism, children and youth, providing health-care, and
aiding the homeless, minorities and women. Deadline: Open.
Digest, a weekly news service of the Foundation Center, is a compendium, in digest form, of
philanthropy-related articles and features culled from print and
electronic media outlets nationwide.
A collection of resources and tips to help
K-12 educators apply for and obtain special grants for a variety of
he MBIA Foundation the giving arm of the insurance company,
provides small grants to hundreds of nonprofits each year, with a
focus of improving services and education for children and families.
Each year around 300 grants are awarded totaling about $1.5 million.
NY nonprofits receive preference. There are no deadlines. Initial
contact should be via letter of intent.
Funds To Help Underserved Children And Families
"The Tiger Woods Foundation focuses on providing opportunities to
children and families who are underserved. The Foundation primarily
funds nonprofit organizations, programs and projects that are based in
urban American cities. Areas of interest include education, youth
development, parenting, and family health and welfare. deadline is February 1, 2005.
The National Wildlife Federation's Schoolyard Habitats Program provides
grants of $250 for educators and educational organizations interested in
creating or revitalizing wildlife habitats on school grounds or on land
near educational organizations. Prospective projects should reflect the
goals of the Schoolyard Habitats Program, including the four components
for wildlife: food, water, cover, and places to raise young. Educators
at public and private schools and educational organizations throughout
the U.S. are eligible to apply. Applications are accepted throughout the
year and reviewed at the beginning of each month. Visit the above website for more
information on these grants, as well as other resources the
Schoolyard Habitats Program offers.
The Public Welfare Foundation supports organizations that
address human needs in disadvantaged communities. Funding priorities
for 2004 include: Community development; youth; criminal justice;
environment; health; human rights/global security; reproductive and
sexual health; special opportunity; welfare reform fund. The review
committee considers letters of inquiry on a regular basis.
Youth Service America has announced the availability of a variety of
grants to implement community service projects surrounding National
Youth Service Day , April 15-17, 2005.
Closing Date: December 31, 2004
STOP the Violence Family, Career and Community Leaders of America
(FCCLA) "STOP the Violence" Program will award 125 mini-grants of
$200 each to eligible local chapters to encourage innovative and
creative NYSD grassroots projects that help young people recognize,
report, and reduce the potential for youth violence.
The Phi Alpha Delta Public Service Center is offering pre-law and law
school chapters 25 mini-grants for violence prevention-focused NYSD
projects. The grants support the mission of the P.A.D.P.S.C. by
teaching children and youth to resolve conflict without violence,
and to prevent juvenile delinquency as a whole.
The National Youth Court Center at the America Probation and Parole
Association will award up to sixty
mini-grants of $250 each for the purpose of providing youth court
programs with funds to conduct a service project in support of NYSD.
Fifteen of the mini-grants have been designated to fund projects
that are related to traffic safety issues (including underage
drinking). The remaining grants will be awarded for any project that
meets a community need.
The Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation supports
community-based, grassroots organizations in the local communities where
Lowe's operates stores and distribution centers, including communities
in all states except New Hampshire, Vermont, and Wisconsin. The
Foundation supports K-12 public education including playground
enhancements, landscaping and painting, and outdoor learning
environments such as educational gardening programs; community
improvement, including park and neighborhood beautification and clean-up
and neighborhood revitalization; and vocational trade scholarships.deadlines are January 15 and April 15, 2005.
KaBOOM! provides diverse groups of volunteers with a way to
collaborate on a collective cause - the well-being of children - by
completing a playground or skatepark in one day, and to make an
immediate difference in their community. Through the
community-building process, the playspace becomes a resource for
children's healthy development, as well as a vehicle for continued
community engagement and investment. A program mix of grants,
training, networking opportunities, and technology allows KaBOOM! to
share its expertise with volunteer organizers. KaBOOM! also
increases awareness through advocacy programming, which engages
parents, caregivers, elected officials, and community members in
Best Practices in School Re-Entry for Incarcerated Youth Young people leaving the justice system
are more apt to stay on track when community agencies and schools
are prepared for their return. The Virginia Legal Aid Justice
Center's JustChildren Program provides an overview of best practices
being used in states across the country.