NEA Student Success Grant – $2k-$5k – DUE: Rolling

Lawrence Foundation – $5k-$10k – DUE: Rolling
June 8, 2021


Two levels of funding are available: $2,000 and $5,000. Grants fund activities for 12 months from the date of the award.

Apply now using our grant application instructions.


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

*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.

Who can apply?

Grants are available to current members of the National Education Association who are educators in public schools or public institutions of higher education. We especially encourage education support professionals* to apply.

* Education support professionals can be classified as: para-educators, school bus drivers, maintenance and custodial staff, food services staff, school nurses and student services workers, clerical and office assistants, school security officers, and technicians.

Who cannot apply?

Unfortunately, the following groups may not apply as either the lead or partner:

  • Educators who are not members of the National Education Association
  • Employees of the National Education Association
  • Employees, members of the board of directors, and immediate family members of the staff and board of the NEA Foundation
  • Administrators

How can grant funds be used?

Application Timeline

Application Period: April 26-June 15, 2021

Notifications: August 16, 2021

Application Period: June 16-October 15, 2021

2021 Notifications: December 15, 2021

If you want to be notified about funding by August 16, then we must receive your application by midnight EST on June 15. If we receive your application on June 16 or later, we’ll hold it for the next round with notification by December 15.