Although the COVID-19 pandemic is over, its effects on the education system are still felt today. School districts across the country are still playing catch-up to the learning loss students of all ages suffered - and will be for some time.
While districts can use federal ESSER and EANS funding to alleviate the effects of learning loss and keep students and staff safe, there are countless other grant and funding opportunities schools can take advantage of as well.
Schools can find grants designed to support everything from furniture & equipment purchases to staff recruitment, after-school programming, new educational approaches and more.
To make the search for funds easier, we’ve compiled a list of grant and funding opportunities schools can explore.
- U.S. Department of Education
The US DOE has a search engine that allows public schools to apply for grants and funding based on keywords. Schools can then sort the results based on deadlines, review eligibility requirements, program information and more. To apply for these grants, users must have an account.
This nonprofit awards educators specific grants that allow them to expand upon their practice through fellowships. Awarded fellows have the opportunity to travel to different countries, attend workshops, conduct research and more. Funding is open to teachers of all grade levels in any location.
This website has a search engine that allows users to filter for grants and funding based on location, institution eligibility, grade level, focus, content area/subject and themes/skills. You can then sort the results by deadline and see a preview description of each grant. An account must be made to apply. This database is great for both public and private schools.
This website has a search engine that allows schools to find grants based on location, topics and keywords. Once you press “search”, the grant’s name, deadline, amount, and foundation populate. Note: There are some grants only paid subscribers can look at.
This website allows schools to create their own account to raise funds for anything they need, whether it’s supplies, new furnishings or renovations. Schools can create their account in four easy steps, share it on social media, and accept donations instantly with credit/debit cards and Paypal.
This website has a search engine that allows users to find grants based on the type of recipient, topic or subject and sponsor. Once you click the grant you want, you’ll find a description, eligibility requirements and instructions on how to apply. Bonus: You don’t have to be a paid subscriber to fully access this search engine, and there’s a “educators only” filter.
This website has a SMART grant search engine that allows users to search grants by recipient, keyword phrase, location, type of funder, category, and GrantWatchID. You must be a paid subscriber to enter keywords into the engine, but users who aren’t paid subscribers can still filter the search engine based on those categories.
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