Description: The Idaho State Department of Education is the responsible State educational agency for 21st Century Community Learning Centers, authorized under Title IV, Part B, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015.
The program supports the creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for children, primarily those who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools. The program helps students meet challenging state academic standards and local academic standards.
Award Amount: Five year grant. Max amount: $155,000/year. Min amount: $63,000/year
Deadline: Likely December/January 2019. Look for more information in fall 2018.
Description: Youth Service America invests in youth as problem solvers to address the most important challenges facing our world. These grants put children and youth in the driver's seat and gives them power to plan, implement, and witness the full impact of their service. This site contains many different grants available to youth. You can sign up to learn more about new grant opportunities that are launched.
National Recreation and Park Association: Commit to Health
Description: The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) was able to award grant funds in 2018 from the Walmart Foundation to support children's health through park and recreation out-of-school time programs. This grant may be available in 2019.
Award Amount: Up to $125,000 per year for up to five years
Deadline: Likely March 2019
Eligibility: Coalitions with representations from 12 different sectors within the community
Contact: Kate Clabaugh, NRPA's Senior Government Affairs Manager
Description: An initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest, NEA Big Read broadens our understanding of our world, our communities and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. Application guidelines change from year to year and new guidelines for each year are posted in October.
Award Amount: $5,000 - $15,000
Deadline: Likely January 2019
Eligibility: 501c(3) nonprofit organizations; units of state, local, or tribal government including school districts; tax-exempt public libraries
Contact: Arts Midwest (612.238.8010 or email@example.com)
Penguin Random House Library Awards for Innovation
Description: This award recognizes public libraries creating innovative community-based programs, which encourage citizens to participate and support reading initiatives that connect libraries with their community.
Award Amount: Four $1,000 awards; 1 $10,000 award
Deadline: Likely early May 2019
Eligibility: Public libraries and school libraries serving the capacity of public libraries
Description: Exelon funds programs that deliver measurable, sustainable improvements in the communities where Exelon has projects. They fund projects in the following four areas: education, environment, arts & culture, neighborhood development.
Award Amount: Varies
Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations in the communities where Exelon employees and customers live and work. Idaho's Exelon locations
Grinnell College Innovator for Social Justice Prize
Description: The Grinnell College Innovator for Social Justice Prize honors individuals who have demonstrated leadership in their fields and who show creativity, commitment, and extraordinary accomplishment in effecting positive social change.
Award Amount: $100,00- half to the winning individual and half to their organization