Idaho has an unprecedented opportunity to improve learning and support for all students. We want to help Idaho's youth address unfinished learning and meet students’ social, emotional and mental health needs as we move ahead and begin to recover from the setbacks of the past year.
It is critical that communities come together to plan for impactful out-of-school time learning opportunities.
Source: These awards from The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare provide funding to cover expenses authorized under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) and the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 (CRRSAA) and the American Rescue Act Plan (ARPSA).
Status: Idaho Community for Youth Programs Award Round II - Launching November 8th.
Description: The Lunaria Grant from the Idaho State Botanical Garden allows nonprofits, government agencies, homeowner associations, and schools to benefit their community by offering botanical-based education.
Award Amount: $300 - $1500
Deadline: The first Friday of February annually
Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations, government agencies, registered homeowner associations, and schools
Idaho Forest Products Commission Forest Education Grant
Description: The Idaho Forest Products Commission is pleased to offer Forest Education Grants to educate Idaho youth. We invite proposals for projects that help youth learn more about Idaho's trees, forests and forest products. Special consideration will be given to projects that get youth out in a forest; in contact with a logger, forester or other natural resource worker; or into a facility that grows trees, or processes or uses wood products (e.g. sawmill, paper mill, furniture maker, building site, lumberyard, box maker, etc.).
Award Amount: $250
Deadline: Applications accepted year-round. Applications received by March 15 will be considered for April 1-March 31 projects. All applicants will be notified of decisions by March 31.
K-12 STEM Engagement and Informal Education Grants
Description: The NASA Idaho Space Grant Consortium is seeking proposals for grants to create opportunities for Idaho K-12 students and/or the public to engage with STEM subjects through hands-on or other experience-based programs. ISGC is especially interested in projects that include an actionable plan to serve underrepresented, low-income, rural, first-generation, and/or female students.
Proposed projects can focus on competitions, camps, mentoring, outreach, or other projects that happen either in or out of school- as long as the proposed project aligns with the intent of the grant and benefits multiple students and/or educators.
Award Amount: Maximum of $25,000
Matching Requirement: 1:1
Award Duration: Most projects typically last 1 year but can run longer if needed
Description: The Nagel Foundation supports qualified 501(c)(3) charities in southwest Idaho in the areas of basic needs, education, and youth programs. The selection of grant recipients is based primarily on need.
Description: The Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (NSLA) establishes a Farm to School Program in order to assist eligible entities, through grants and technical assistance, in implementing farm to school programs that improve access to local foods in eligible schools.
Award Ceiling: $10,000
Deadline: January 8, 2021
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
City or township governments
Small businesses Independent school districts
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Description: Garden grants help connect kids to gardens. Grant funds may be used to purchased any equipment for the garden such as seeds, soil, fencing, greenhouses, etc. Check out the website for more information.
Description: AT&T is committing $10 million to support our nation's most vulnerable students who don't have adequate internet access and are disconnected from learning. They will help provide mobile Wi-Fi hotspots and free AT&T wireless internet service.
Award: Free AT&T wireless internet service for 1 calendar year for up to 500 K-12 students per award, free mobile Wi-Fi hotspot for each line of service, some awardees may receive a new or refurbished laptop, Chromebook, or tablet learning device
Deadline: 11:59 pm PST on January 11, 2021
Eligibility: School districts, charter schools, and community-based non-profit organizations that serve at-risk youth.
Description: Youth are invited to bring positive change to their community by leading a local service project. Youth will receive coaching and support as they develop their project and will be eligible to receive a mini grant of up to $300.
Award Amount: $300
Deadline: June 15, 2021
Eligibility: Kids ages 13 - 19, project teams should be made up of at least 3 young people
Project Learning Tree Greenworks Grant (Not Currently Seeking Applications)
Description: This grant is for environmental service-learning projects that link classroom learning to the real world. Students will implement an action project they help design to green their school or to improve an aspect of their neighborhood's environment.
The projects partner students with their whole school, local businesses and/or community organizations, and provide opportunities for student leadership. The funds can be used by students to implement recycling programs at their school, conserve water and energy, establish school gardens and outdoor classrooms, improve a forest, or restore a natural habitat.
Below are three grant opportunities that YSA will be funding for 2021-2022:
Afterschool Grants: With generous support from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, YSA will award up to $500 each to support youth-led service or service-learning in afterschool programs. Apply by July 30, 2021.
Description: This two-year grant is for out-of-school time programs serving disadvantaged middle school youth. Recipients are chosen on the strength of their support for youth in the transition to ninth grade.
Award Amount: $15,000 - $100,000
Deadline: January 2022
Eligibility: Annual Budget must be at least $150,000
Description: W.K. Kellogg Foundation is looking for applicants with projects or programs that assist in the thriving of children, invest in helping families acquire stable jobs, and/or engage communities to make them energetic and equitable.
Description: Steelcase Education is offering the Active Learning Center Grant to up to 10 recipients. The grant includes furniture, design review, and installation. It also includes on-site training and a Learning Environment Evaluation measurement tool.
Award Amount: Valued at $132,000
Deadline: February 3, 2020
Eligibility: Eligible institutions that focus primarily on formal, instructor-led learning in a designated classroom.
Description: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2020 Family Support Technical Assistance Center (Fam-CoE). SAMHSA recognizes both the critical role families play in addressing mental and substance use disorders and the toll such disorders take on families across the country. The Fam-CoE will focus on training and education of the general public and healthcare practitioners on the importance of family supports and services and the integration of these services into mental and substance use disorder treatment programs. The Fam-CoE will also provide much needed resources and education directly for families. They are open to funding Botvin Lifeskills Training.
Strategic Prevention Framework- Partnerships for Success
Description: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2020 Strategic Prevention Framework - Partnerships for Success grants. The purpose of this grant program is to prevent the onset and reduce the progression of substance abuse and its related problems while strengthening prevention capacity and infrastructure at the community and state level. The program is intended to address one of the nation’s top substance abuse prevention priorities. Recipients will identify the primary problematic substances in their jurisdictions and develop and implement strategies to prevent the misuse of these substances among youth and adults. They are open to funding Botvin Lifeskills Training.
Award Amount: $300,000 - $1,000,000 per year for up to 5 years
Deadline: March 6, 2020
Eligibility: Domestic public and private nonprofit entities
Description: This grant assists running clubs, schools, and nonprofits interested in a variety of ways. Funds may be used for marketing materials, advertising, hosting a website, permit or usage fees, snacks and meals, incentives and tokens, etc.
Award Amount: $500 - $1,000
Deadline: Opens in May; Closes August 1st
Eligibility: Running clubs, events, 501 (c)(3) organizations and schools that provide afterschool running programs
Description: Grants are for programs that support under-resourced youth through tennis and education programs designed to improve health, build character and strive for academic excellence. The Association also prioritizes programs that support youth with disabilities.
Description: The U.S. Soccer Foundation wants all children across the country to have the opportunity to play outside, particularly soccer. To that end, the Safe Places to Play grant seeks to transform unused community spaces into recreational havens for young people in underserved communities. Grants are intended to help organizations and communities cover the material costs of building those spaces in the categories of lighting, irrigation, construction, surfacing, and enhancement. Interested applicants must first submit a letter of interest before being asked to formally apply.
Chef Ann Foundation and Healthy Skoop's Project Produce: Fruit and Veggie Grants for Schools
Description: The Chef Ann Foundation and Healthy Skoop have teamed up to launch Project Produce: Fruit and Veggie Grants for Schools. These grants will help schools increase kids’ access to fresh fruits and veggies and nutrition education. Proposed projects must be planned with the intention of offering activities to all students in the school building.
Award Amount: $2,000
Eligibility: Must participate in the National School Lunch Program and have more than 50% Free and Reduced Meal eligibility
Description: Adidas Group focuses on projects that address education, children and youth, sports within a social context, and preventive health activities. The group offers cash grants as well as in-kind donations of services and equipment. Previous grants were used to fund after-school literacy, service-learning initiatives, sports programs for underserved and economically challenged urban communities, and before-school physical activity programs for children aged 5 through 12.
Award Amount: Varies
Eligibility: US nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations and schools.
Description: KaBoom! supports organizations that build playgrounds for children and youth to ensure they have the opportunity to lead an active and healthy lifestyle. KaBoom! grants support community-inspired projects that engage the larger community in all aspects of project planning and playground build execution. Let’s Play Imagination Playground Grants encourage creativity, communication, and collaboration in play with a collection of custom-designed, oversized blue foam parts. Imagination Playground allows children to turn their playground into a space constantly built and rebuilt by their imagination.
Award Amount: Varies
Eligibility: Municipalities, schools, and child-serving nonprofit organizations
Description: The Children’s Obesity Fund seeks to educate parents and children about the rising obesity rates in America, reverse the statistics and dangerous trends, and prevent the next generation from continuing down the alarmingly unhealthy road. The fund strives to increase awareness and understanding of what it takes to be a strong, vigorous child by supporting programs and organizations that work to make a difference in children’s health.
Award Amount: Varies
Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations that share the mission to improve children's health
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: January 29, 2020
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)
National Geographic Society: COVID-19 Remote Learning Emergency Fund for Educators
Description: The National Geographic Society’s COVID-19 Remote Learning Emergency Fund for Educators supports individual educators, or an individual educator working in collaboration with other educators or National Geographic Explorers, to design instructional resources that help educators effectively teach in remote or hybrid learning environments. Grants are provided in the subject areas of science, social studies, and geography. Priority is given to educators working in communities that have been particularly hard hit by the pandemic, and who have not previously received National Geographic funding. Visit the National Geographic website to download the Application Guidance document.
Award Amount: $1,000 to $8,000
Deadline: Until further notice
Eligibility: Eligible applicants are K-12 (formal or informal) teaching professionals worldwide who work directly with students in the classroom.
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
Description: The Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program seeks to advance new approaches to and evidence-based understanding of the design and development of STEM learning opportunities for the public in informal environments; provide multiple pathways for broadening access to and engagement in STEM learning experiences; advance innovative research on and assessment of STEM learning in informal environments; and engage the public of all ages in learning STEM in informal environments.
The AISL program supports six types of projects: (1) Pilots and Feasibility Studies; (2) Research in Service to Practice, (3) Innovations in Development, (4) Broad Implementation, (5) Literature Reviews, Syntheses, or Meta-Analyses, and (6) Conferences.
Description: These grants support projects that inspire and nurture students' interest in math and/or science, offer innovative approaches to teaching or learning in math and science and foster student achievement in math and/or science. Priority will be given to programs using evidence-based methodology.
Award Amount: Up to $40,000
Deadline: August 31st
Eligibility: Schools and nonprofits within 30 miles of a Monsanto site (Nampa, Payette, Soda Springs, Filer)
America's Farmers Grow Rural Education Grant Sponsored by the Monsanto Fund
Description: America's Farmers Grow Rural Education was introduced in 2011 to partner with farmers to support their local school districts. The program offers farmers the opportunity to nominate rural public school districts to compete for merit-based STEM grants of either $10,000 or $25,000.
Award Amount: $10,000 or $25,000
Deadline: Generally, farmers must nominate by April 1st. School Districts must submit the grant by April 15th.
Eligibility: Read more about your county's eligibility as well as farmers' eligibility.
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