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Grants for Teachers

Now, it is time to focus our attention on Teachers who provide some of the basis of education for our children to grow and develop. It is these men and women tasked to offer a glimpse of the world to the younger generation. Technically, these are some of their mentors, friends, and confidantes. At Creative Technology Solutions, we want to let the teachers know about funding opportunities to help their students thrive in today’s society.

Nominations are available for the National Kind Teacher Award from the Humane Society of the US Foundation until February 2015. Go to http://www.humanesociety.org/parents_educators/award/national_kind_teacher_award.html  for more information.

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) offering Equity in Mathematics grants (up to $8,000)  for middle school teachers who must be a member of NCTM by October 14, 2014 or teach at a member school. The purpose of the grant is to implement plans to improve the results of underachieving student populations. Applications due November 7, 2014. For complete details, please visit http://www.nctm.org/resources/content.aspx?id=1322.

Creative Technology Solutions provides funding opportunities, proposal development and management for non-profits as well as A/E/C firms. If you have any questions concerning grant writing, proposal development, or funding opportunities, please be sure to contact me at cre@cre8ivetechsolns.com.


Grant Opportunities for Students

Finding funds for students can be a challenge. This short list of grants for students K-12 as well as college. Get the details on the sites. Be sure to let us know if this information has been helpful.

A Blade of Grass invites letters of interest for fellowship for socially engaged artists and artist collectives working on art that inspires social change in the community. The deadline is November 24, 2014 and the application guidelines can be found at http://www.abladeofgrass.org/application/guidelines/.

Middle and High School Students are invited to apply for Prudential Spirit of Community Awards through the Prudential Foundation due on November 4, 2014 at  http://spirit.prudential.com/view/page/soc.

The Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law of American University invites entries for 2015 Human Rights Essay Award with the submission date is in February 2015. Find the requirements of the essay entries at http://www.wcl.american.edu/hracademy/hraward.cfm#eligibility.

These are just a few grant opportunities available for students.




5 Easy Ways to Find Grants

These days who doesn’t like to get money. This year, I have spoken to several individuals, companies, and organizations who want to increase their bottom-line with grants. There are several types of grants available (e.g. federal,state, and local government grants, corporate, and family foundation).  As long as you know specifically what you are looking for, it is definitely easier to find.

When researching grant opportunities, these five simple steps to locate the funding you need.

1) Determine the list of local grantmakers by creating use of grant funds. 

This may be the most intricate step.  Look for family foundations or local businesses that offer grants. Check your local newspaper and be sure to go online.

2) Contact local grantmakers.

Know if you need to submit an application or a LOI (letter of inquiry).  Also, determine the proposal deadline and the guidelines to the grant proposal.

3) Check with your local library.

Sometimes, your library may offer a grant writing course for no charge. Also, there are references and books available for you to find some great information about the grant proposal process.

4) Read books on grant writing.

There are several books available on grant writing.  I do recommend The Everything of Grant Writing Book: create the perfect proposal to raise the funds you need. 

5) Register with www.grants.gov and other websites.

Taking these few steps can help you to easily locate grants for you, your company, or your non-profit organization.

Happy Proposal Writing!

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