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Funding opportunities, grants, and recognition awards.

Our Town place-making grants, by the National Endowment for the Arts, use art and design to bring change to local communities.

Jun 15, 2018


Grants for Projects That Integrate Arts and Culture

Our Town is the creative place-making grants program of the National Endowment for the Arts. The grants support projects that integrate arts, culture, and design activities into efforts that strengthen communities by advancing local economic, physical, and/or social outcomes. Applicants can choose from two program areas.

The Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) grants from the National Science Foundation fund STEM programs for students.

Jun 01, 2018


Grants to Deepen the Impact of STEM Learning

The National Science Foundation’s Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) program promotes K–12 students’ interests and capacities to participate in the STEM and information and communications technology (ICT) workforce of the future. 

Harbor Freight Supports skilled trades education with Tools for Schools teacher awards.

Jun 01, 2018


Award for Skilled-Trades Teaching

The Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence will award $1 million to outstanding public high school skilled-trades teachers and their classrooms. These educators are teaching their students how to repair cars, how to weld, how to build houses, how to install electrical systems and plumbing, and more.

NFWF supports Developing the Next Generation of Conservationists with grant opportunities for students.

Jun 01, 2018


Matching Grants for Conservation Education

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) is seeking proposals through its Developing the Next Generation of Conservationists initiative, which connects youth to the outdoors by providing financial support for conservation education and employment programs.

Crayola and the National Association of Elementary School Principals support creative school leadership team building activities with grants.

May 15, 2018


Creative Leadership Grants

In collaboration with the National Association of Elementary School Principals, Crayola offers Creative Leadership Grants as part of its Champion Creatively Alive Children initiative. The program provides funding for innovative, creative leadership team building in elementary and middle schools to increase creative capacity.

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