Grants to Test Creative Ideas Addressing Educational Inequity
The NEA Foundation’s Envision Equity Grants provide educators across the nation with opportunities to lead an equity-focused reimagining of public education, encouraging students’ love of learning and the best possible educational experience for every child. The grants also support project-based learning and help educators advance students’ cultural understanding and appreciation, antiracism commitments, and understanding of civic engagement and democracy. Envision Equity Grants will fund projects between $1,500 and $5,000 for 12 months from the date of the award. The following examples describe some possible uses of the funds: bring trainers to your school to support culturally sustaining teaching and learning; purchase and implement new social and emotional learning curriculum materials; pay for supplies to implement project-based learning, addressing a real-world challenge; develop stronger education-focused family, school, and community partnerships; gain access to resources that can help to deepen students’ understanding of racial equity and antiracist commitments and actions; and implement projects elevating student voice and supporting student engagement in civic and community life.
Deadlines: Applications are due by October 15, 2021; grant awardees will be notified by December 15, 2021.
Each month we publish blogs and newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in September.
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