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COVID-19 Response Learning and Leadership Grant

Grants to USA Educators for Professional
Development in the Wake of COVID-19

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Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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NEA Foundation

Deadline Date:

07/15/20 11:59 PM Eastern

Description:

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Grants of $2,000 and grants of $5,000 to USA eligible educators for professional development. The purpose of this program is to support teachers and education professionals in the wake of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Funding is intended to prepare teachers to meet the unique needs of students in the 2020-2021 school year. Eligible applicants include teachers, specialized instructional support personnel, and education support professionals who are members of NEA.

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the NEA Foundation is providing funding to support educators responding to educational needs and concerns related to the Covid-19 pandemic. All applications submitted for this funding should address how the applicant(s) would use grant funds to prepare themselves, their colleagues, their students or school community to adapt to educational challenges experienced or expected due to the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, for example:

  • Addressing the social and emotional needs of educators, students, and students’ families;
  • Learning new pedagogy and/or adapting curricula to support distance/virtual learning and instruction;
  • Addressing students’ learning loss resulting from extended school closures;
  • Providing educational enrichment to support student learning;
  • Strengthening educators’/schools’ engagement with families and communities to meet student needs.

Particular attention should be given to identifying and addressing pertinent educational equity and opportunity gaps exacerbated by the pandemic.

The purpose of the NEA Foundation’s COVID-19 Response - Learning & Leadership grants is to support educator's professional development focused on adapting teaching and learning to the unique challenges of the 2020-2021 school year. Successful projects will identify clear professional learning goals associated with serving students during the 20-21 school year.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 189519

Estimated Size of Grant:

These grants will be awarded in amounts of either $2,000 and $5,000.

Term of Contract:

These grants will be awarded for a one-year period beginning in September-October 2020. Applicants requesting this funding should be prepared to implement their projects during the 2020-2021 school year. These grants will fund activities for 12 months from the date of the award.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be teachers, education support professionals, or specialized instructional support personnel and must be current NEA members. Current NEA Foundation grantees are ineligible for this funding opportunity. A successful proposal will also make an individual ineligible for other NEA Foundation funding opportunities, until the grant is successfully completed and closed out.

Education support professionals (ESPs) are defined as: paraeducators; school bus drivers or other transportation staff; custodial and maintenance staff food services staff school nurses, health aides and other health and student services staff; clerical staff; security staff; skilled trades staff; and technical services staff.

Specialized instructional support personnel (SISP) include professionals such as school counselors, psychologists, social workers, occupational therapists, library media specialists, speech pathologists and others.

Pre-Application Information:

This grant application will open on Thursday, April 30th and close at 11:59 PM Eastern, Wednesday, July 15th.

Applicants will be notified of their status in September 2020.

FAQs: https://www.neafoundation.org/for-educators/covid-rapid-response-grants/grantee-faqs/

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Application: https://www.cybergrants.com/neafoundation/response-learningleadership

The NEA Foundation
1201 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
202-822-7840
Fax: 202-822-7779

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

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