- Education Outreach Grants from the SPIE
- Education and Community Grants from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc.
- Leadership Grants from Leader.org
- Healthy Kids Grants from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation
- Let’s ALL Play Partnership from the National Inclusion Project
- Art Education Grants from the Surdna Foundation Inc.
- Youth Grant from the USA Track and Field Foundation
- Youth Grants from the Sodexo Foundation
- Fund for Teachers Fellowship from the Fund for Teachers
- Foundation Grants from the Finish Line Youth Foundation
Title IIA, Educator Quality is a federal grant program designed to assist school districts in the huge task of developing and delivering quality professional development programs to their teachers. Title IIA is funding that is awarded from the US Government to the states, then allocated to the school districts within each state based on district demographics. The purpose of the grant has undergone subtle changes over the years; the current thrust is improving academic achievement by recruiting, training, and retaining highly qualified teachers.
Title IIA is a product of NCLB and The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The Act requires all teachers of core academic subjects to demonstrate teacher quality compliance. The federal definition of a Highly Qualified Teacher (HQT):
- teachers must hold at least a bachelor’s degree,
- be appropriately licensed by the state, and
- demonstrate subject matter competency.
The Perkins Grant is a federal grant program designed to assist vocational schools. The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education grant is funding that is awarded from the US Government to the states, then allocated to vocational schools within each state based on student population numbers. A school’s vocational program must be eligible to apply. Schools must be certified by the state to run vocational programs.
This grant is available in the Spring, usually late March for submissions to be accepted by the state vocational education liaison for final approval. The award year runs from July 1 – June 30 of the following year.
Carl D. Perkins (1912-1984) was a lawyer and politician from Hindman, Kentucky. His support to education and the under-privileged is demonstrated by the federal student legislation named for him. The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006 provides federal money for career technical education. He was elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-first Congressional district and served from January 3, 1949, until his death in 1984.