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