U.S. Department of Education (3/31/09)
- Teacher Quality Partnership: The three Teacher Quality programs authorized by Title II--State Grants, Partnership Grants, and Teacher Recruitment Grants--are intended to make lasting changes in the ways teachers are recruited, prepared, licensed, and supported. One clear goal of these grants is supporting efforts to reduce shortages of qualified teachers in high-need school districts.
National Science Foundation (3/31/09)
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP):The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP) seeks to increase the number of students (U.S. citizens or permanent residents) receiving associate or baccalaureate degrees in established or emerging fields within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Type 1 proposals are solicited that provide for full implementation efforts at academic institutions. Type 2 proposals are solicited that support educational research projects on associate or baccalaureate degree attainment in STEM.
- Deadline is September 29, 2009.
Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) Grants: The ITEST program responds to current concerns and projections about the growing demand for professionals and information technology workers in the U.S. and seeks solutions to help ensure the breadth and depth of the STEM workforce. ITEST supports research studies to address questions about how to find solutions.It also supports the development, implementation, testing, and scale-up of implementation models.A large variety of possible approaches to improving the STEM workforce and to building students’ capacity to participate in it may be implemented and studied. ITEST projects may include students or teachers, kindergarten through high school age, and any area of the STEM workforce. Projects that explore cyberlearning, specifically learning with cyberinfrastructure tools such as networked computing and communications technologies in K-12 settings, are of special interest.
- Deadline is February 12, 2010.
National Endowment for the Arts (3/31/09)
Grants for Arts Projects: Learning in the Arts for Children and Youth: Funds projects that help children & youth (5-18) acquire knowledge, skills, & understanding of the arts consistent with national, state, or local arts education standards. Experience, study, performance, and assessment of art related projects is strongly emphasized. No research. Projects may take place in school-based or community-based settings. Projects based at Institutes of Higher Educationare eligible if their ultimate impact is on children & youth. Awards range from $5,000 to $150,000.
- Deadline is June 11, 2009.
National Park Service (3/31/09)
- Save America's Treasures Grants : Save America’s Treasures grants are available for preservation and/or conservation work on nationally significant intellectual and cultural artifacts and collections and on nationally significant historic properties. Grants are awarded through a competitive process and require a dollar-for-dollar, non-Federal match, which can be cash, donated services, or use of equipment. The grant and the non-Federal match must be expended during the grant period, generally 2 to 3 years, to execute the project. The minimum grant request for collections projects is $25,000 Federal share; the minimum grant request for historic property projects is $125,000 Federal share. The maximum grant request for all projects is $700,000 Federal share. The Save America’s Treasures Grants Selection Panel may, at its discretion, award less than the minimum grant request.
- Deadline is May 22, 2009.
The Longview Foundation (3/31/09)
Grants Program (Global Education/International Understanding) : State leaders across the country are redesigning education systems to prepare students for success in the 21st Century. The main goal of Longview’s state grant program is to assist these efforts by integrating international knowledge, skills, and perspectives into K-12 classrooms and learning communities as part of this redesign process. This program promotes systemic international education improvements through activities that have the potential to stimulate state policy actions and program reforms that will reach large numbers of students. Funding supports efforts to build partnerships that bring together education, government, business, and community organizations to champion international education statewide and connect international education activities to larger school reform efforts to promote a rigorous and relevant education.
Deadline is June 12, 2009.
Department of Justice (3/31/09)
COPS Hiring Recovery Program : The COPS Hiring Recovery Program (CHRP) is a competitive grant program that provides funding directly to law enforcement agencies having primary law enforcement authority to create and preserve jobs and to increase their community policing capacity and crime-prevention efforts. Up to $1 billion in grant funding will be available for the hiring and rehiring of additional career law enforcement officers. There is no local match requirement for CHRP, but grant funding will be based on current entry-level salary and benefits packages and therefore any additional costs for higher salaries or benefits for particular individuals hired will be the responsibility of the grantee agency. CHRP grants will provide 100 percent funding for approved entry-level salaries and benefits for 3 years (36 months) for newly-hired, full-time sworn officer positions (including filling existing unfunded vacancies) or for rehired officers who have been laid off, or are scheduled to be laid off on a future date, as a result of local budget cuts.
Deadline is April 14, 2009.
Edward Byrne Memorial Competitive Grants Program : BJA helps improve criminal justice systems, provides assistance to victims of crime (other than compensation), and provides programs and efforts such as training and technical assistance to strategically address the needs of state and local justice systems and communities. Priority will be given to applications that demonstrate the use of evidence-based practices and/or data-driven strategies.
Deadline is April 27, 2009.
- http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/BJA/recovery/RecoveryByrne.pdf .
Department of Defense (3/31/09)
Defense Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DEPSCoR): The program statute for DEPSCoR (section 257 of Public Law 103-337, as amended) states that DEPSCoR's objectives are to: (1) enhance the capabilities of institutions of higher education ("universities") in eligible States to develop, plan, and execute science and engineering research that is competitive under the peer-review systems used for awarding Federal research assistance; and (2) increase the probability of long-term growth in the competitively awarded financial assistance that universities in eligible States receive from the Federal Government for science and engineering research. Consistent with these long-term objectives of building research infrastructure, the DoD intends to competitively make, and fund from fiscal year 2009 appropriations, multiyear awards for research science and engineering in areas important to national security.
Deadline is May 4, 2009.