Below is a listing of funding opportunities that may be applicable for All Stars.  Please click on each title for more detailed information. 

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13 Must- Know Federal Education Grant Opportunities in 2020

#1 21st Century Community Learning Centers: Allocated $1.25 billion; an increase of $28 million above the 2019

“This program supports the creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools.” — U.S. Department of Education

#2 Title I: Allocated $16.310 billion; an increase of $450 million above the 2019 allotment.

“The purpose of this funding is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging State academic achievement standards and state academic assessments.” — U.S. Department of Education

#3 Title II: Allocated $2.132 billion; an increase of $76 million over the 2019 allotment.

“The purpose of this funding is to increase student academic achievement through strategies such as improving teacher/principal quality and increasing the number of highly qualified teachers, principals and assistant principals in schools; and hold local educational agencies and schools accountable for improvements in student academic achievement.” — U.S. Department of Education

#4 Title IV (Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants): Allocated $1.210 billion; an increase of $40 million above the 2019 allotment.

The purpose of this funding is to provide a well-rounded education, a safe/supportive learning environment, and instructional technology for students.

#5 Title IV (Full Service Community Schools) also provides opportunities for communities to support activities such as tutoring, reading, math, youth development, drug/violence prevention, counseling, art, music, recreation, instructional technology, character education and literacy/educational opportunities for families.

#6 Magnet Schools Program: $28,638,828 average award, due May 11, 2020.

The Magnet Schools Assistance Program (MSAP) “provides grants to eligible local educational agencies to establish and operate magnet schools that are operated under a court-ordered or federally approved voluntary desegregation plan.” — Office of Elementary & Secondary Education

#7 Teacher and School Leader Incentive Program: $6,579,845 award, due Apr. 13, 2020.

“This program provides funding for projects that develop and implement performance-based teacher and principal compensation systems in high-need schools.” — Office of Elementary & Secondary Education

#8 Supporting Effective Educator Development Program: $1,546,986 award, due Apr. 6, 2020.

The Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) grant program aims “to increase the number of highly effective educators by supporting the implementation of evidence-based preparation, development, or enhancement opportunities for educators.” — Office of Elementary & Secondary Education

SEED is also providing a new grant opportunity in 2020 for $23 million to implement social-emotional learning (SEL) techniques into teacher professional development.

#9 Education and Innovation Research (EIR) Program: This program includes an increased opportunity of $65 million for SEL initiatives.

#10 School Safety National Activities: This program has an additional $10 million in 2020 to provide more mental health and child development professionals in schools.

#11 Ready to Learn Program: $27,741,000 award, due Apr. 14, 2020.

“Ready to Learn Television supports the development of educational television and digital media targeted at preschool and early elementary school children and their families.” — Office of Elementary & Secondary Education

#12 Migrant Education/High School Equivalency Program: $5,693,789 average award, due date TBD.

“The High School Equivalency Program (HEP) helps migratory and seasonal farmworkers (or children of such workers) who are 16 years of age or older and not currently enrolled in school to obtain the equivalent of a high school diploma and, subsequently, to gain employment or begin postsecondary education or training.” — U.S. Department of Education

#13 Comprehensive Literacy State Development Grant Program: $8,000,000 award, due Apr. 10, 2020.

The purpose of this funding is “to create a comprehensive literacy program to advance literacy skills, including pre-literacy skills, reading, and writing, for children from birth through grade 12, with an emphasis on disadvantaged children, including children living in poverty, English learners and children with disabilities. Eligible applicants include schools funded by the Bureau of Indian Education and four Outlying Areas – American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Mariana Islands, Guam and the Virgin Islands.” — U.S. Department of Education

New Partnership Between ONDCP and CDC Offers Almost $25M Available to Substance Use Prevention Coalitions

Funding opportunity for community coalitions focused on preventing youth substance use. For FY 2020, 200 new communities will receive direct financial help totaling $25 million to prevent illicit drug use and save lives. “The purpose of the program is to establish and strengthen collaboration to support the efforts of community coalitions working to prevent youth substance use. By statute, the program has two goals: (1) Establish and strengthen collaboration among communities, public and private non-profit agencies, as well as federal, state, local, and tribal governments to support the efforts of community coalitions working to prevent and reduce substance abuse among youth. (2) Reduce substance abuse among youth and, over time, reduce substance abuse among adults by addressing the factors in a community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse.”

Funding Award: Up to $125,000 of 200 expected awards

Funder: Department of Health and Human Services

Application Deadline: Friday, April 3, 2020

New Coalitions (Year 1 Applicants)

Competing Continuations (Year 6 Applicants) 

Grants for Mentoring Services for At-Risk Youth

This program supports the implementation and delivery of mentoring services to youth populations that are at risk for juvenile delinquency, victimization, and juvenile justice system involvement. Mentoring services can be one-on-one, group, peer, or a combination of these types.

Funder: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Application Deadline: Monday, April 13, 2020

Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resiliency in Education) State Education Agency Grants

Applications now being accepted for Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education) – State Education Agency (SEA) grants (AWARE-SEA). The purpose of this program is to expand the capacity of State Educational Agencies, in partnership with State Mental Health Agencies (SMHAs) overseeing school-aged youth and with three local education agencies (LEAS), to: (1) Increase awareness of mental health issues among school-aged youth; (2) Provide training for school personnel and other adults who interact with school-aged youth to detect and respond to mental health issues; and (3) Connect school-aged youth, who may have behavioral health issues (including serious emotional disturbance or serious mental illness), and their families to needed services.This program will focus on partnerships and collaboration between state and local systems to promote the healthy development of school-aged youth and prevent youth violence.

Funding Award: 17 grants of up to $1,800,000 per year for up to 5 years

Funder: SAMHSA

Application Deadline: Monday, April 20, 2020

Child Welfare, Education, Health, Mental Health

Proposal are accepted from nonprofit organizations for projects which meet one of the Foundation’s two basic purposes:

  1. To contribute to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual welfare of children through the dissemination of knowledge about new and innovative organizations and/or their programs designed to benefit youth; and
  2. To contribute to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual welfare of children through the dissemination of knowledge already possessed by well-established organizations, to the end that such information can be more adequately used by society.”

Funder: The American Legion Child Welfare Foundation

Application Deadline: July 15, 2020

Substance Abuse Prevention Grants Available in Idaho

Online applications for fiscal year (FY) 2021 Substance Abuse Block Grant (SABG) Primary Prevention Programs are now being accepted to support substance abuse prevention efforts at both state and local levels. The program empowers communities to design solutions to specific drug and alcohol problems experienced locally. Public entities and non-profit organizations are eligible for funding and encouraged to apply.

Funding Award: $35,000 – 50 awards estimated

Funder: Idaho Office of Drug Policy

Application Deadline: Friday, March 13, at 5:00 pm

PA and WV Schools Eligible for a Highmark Grant Program

Schools across Pennsylvania and West Virginia are eligible to apply for the Highmark Foundation’s 2020-21 School Grant and Awards Program.

The program  is designed to create a more positive learning environment to promote lasting change. Public, private, parochial, charter and vocational schools are eligible to apply.

The program offers three awards:

  1. The School Grant Program supports programs that address bullying prevention, environmental health, healthy eating, physical health and school-based health. It includes grants up to $7,500.
  2. Advancing Excellence in School Nursing Awards are given to nurses who play a role in adolescent health and wellness. Awardees will receive the award along with $1,500 for professional development or school resources.
  3. Supportive Services Health Grants financially support economically disadvantaged and high-needs school districts. Schools must meet strict criteria to be eligible. Grants up to $1,000 will be awarded to help students’ social and health needs. Grants up to $2,500 will be awarded for the purchase of specialized equipment or supplies that enable school nurses to better perform services.

Funder: Highmark Foundation

Application Deadline: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 

21st Century Community Learning Center Grant Opportunity in Virginia

School divisions, nonprofits, local government agencies, faith-based organizations, colleges and universities, and for-profit corporations in Virginia can apply for grants to support learning programs outside of schools through the federal 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant program. The program supports community-based programs that provide tutoring, enrichment and counseling during non-school hours, especially for children who are economically disadvantaged or who attend low-performing schools.  

Funding Award: $50,000-$200,00 (30 three-year grants expected to be awarded)

Funder: Virginia Department of Education

Application Deadline: April 10, 2020, by 4:00 pm EST