Sponsored by National Education Association
Eligibility: Other (including homeschool, 501 (c)(3) organizations)
Award(s): Planning grants up to $10,000 are awarded. Implementation grants ranging from $50,000 to $250,000 are awarded for the first year, with potential for up to three years of funding.
Deadline(s): Planning grant applications are due September 15, annually. Full proposals are due February 1, annually.
Focus: Academic Achievement, Equity and Diversity, General Education, Professional Development, Technology Equipment/Devices, Underserved Populations/At Risk
Grade Level(s): K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Higher Ed
Themes and Skills: Civic Literacy, Information Literacy
Description: The purpose of the Great Public Schools Fund is to support promising projects and ideas that enhance the quality of public elementary, secondary, and postsecondary education with an emphasis on success for all students, especially in high-need schools. Competitive preference is provided to applications that focus on early career educators or racial justice in education. There is a two-stage application process that begins with the submission of a planning grant proposal. Planning grant recipients are eligible to later submit proposals for project implementation.
Contact: National Education Association
1201 16th St. NW
Washington, DC 20036-3290