Funding Opportunities

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EducationFIRST Grant Awards
Social Emotional Learning Innovation Fund

NoVo Foundation, in partnership with Education First and supported by Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, aims to seed teacher-led projects and district-wide projects that foster social and emotional (SEL) skills in students in grades PK-12. This funding is for both new initiatives and expansion/continuation of existing projects. NoVo Foundation are offering up to $5,000 grant awards for teacher-led SEL projects for the 2018-19 school year, as well as up to $25,000 grant awards for district projects that span multiple schools in the 2018-19 school year.

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National and Community Service: $532 Million in AmeriCorps Funding
Deadline: Varies

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) recently announced $532 million in AmeriCorps funding to help national and local organizations, faith-based groups, and educational institutions respond to the most critical issues facing communities in the U.S. This funding will engage Americans in service across all 50 states, including the District of Columbia. To learn more, click here

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US Department of Education’s Carol M. White Physical Education Program
Deadline: Ongoing

The Carol M. White Physical Education Program provides grants to local educational agencies and community-based organizations to initiate, expand, or enhance physical education programs, including after-school programs, for students in kindergarten through grade 12. Grant recipients must implement programs that help students make progress toward meeting state standards. Projects must be designed to help students meet its state’s physical education standards by undertaking instruction in healthy eating habits and good nutrition and at least one of the authorized physical fitness activities. Learn more here. 

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KaBOOM! Grants for Outdoor Play
Deadline: Varies

KaBOOM!, a national non-profit organization dedicated to promote balanced and active play for underprivileged kids, offers various grant opportunities to help communities support their playspace projects. Grant applications are accepted on an ongoing basis with monthly deadlines. For more information, click here