H2O for Life offers minigrants of $250 to $500 to assist teachers and students on their journey to participate in a service-learning program focused on the global water crisis. Through their project, young people raise local awareness about the need to conserve and protect local water resources, while providing funds for implementation of water, sanitation, and hygiene education for a partner school. As they engage in service learning, students develop skills of advocacy, leadership, critical thinking, and empathy, as well as entrepreneurial skills. These small grants require participating schools to create a budget and business plan that they will implement during the school year. Teachers should work with students to set a fundraising goal thatis equal to the amount of the grant or more. Interested applicants will find additional details about this minigrant on GetEdFunding, a website sponsored by CDW•G with access to a free database of thousands of funding opportunities for educators.
Deadline: Rolling through December 31, 2019, for applications
As protests over George Floyd’s death continue across the country, Black Lives Matter (BLM) at School offers a new, freecurriculum resource guide for K–12 teachers, covering racism, social justice, and diversity.
National Geographic Education has launched a new grant program called the Learning Emergency Fund, which will award at least 50 grants to teachers to adapt or develop remote-friendly curriculum resources that use science, social studies, or geography to teach about pandemics, including COVID-19, or about social or environmental justice.