By Suzy Koontz
We love sharing new grant opportunities with you! And, we love helping you submit proposals to get funding for Math & Movement in your classroom! Today, we have two national options and two regional ones. Maybe one (or more!) fits your needs perfectly. Keep reading to find out!
The Dollar General Youth Literacy Grant provides funding to schools, libraries, and other nonprofits all over the nation to help students who have difficulty with reading. We talk a lot about math here, but in case you didn’t know, Math & Movement also has a wide variety of literacy mats! Check them out at mathmadefun.com under Hop into Literacy. The funding is provided to help implement new or expanding existing literacy programs, purchasing new technology or equipment to support literacy initiatives, or purchasing books, materials or software for literacy programs. The deadline to apply is May 19, 2016, and the maximum grant amount is $4,000. To learn more about the Dollar General Youth Literacy Grants, visit http://www2.dollargeneral.com/dgliteracy/Pages/grant_programs.aspx.
Last year, we did a mentoring webinar about the Dollar General Grant and it can be accessed along with several amazing resources prepared by our grant writing team at http://mathmadefun.com/?product=grant-mentoring-webinar-materials-and-recording.
GO! Grants, funded by Kids in the Game, is another national grant available now. GO! Grants are given to elementary schools to inspire and improve physical activity programs before, during, and after school. This funding could be used for any of the Math & Movement materials! The deadline to apply is June 1, 2016, and these grants range from $1,000 to $5,000. Learn more at https://www.kidsinthegame.org/go-grant-school-activity-grants/.
Here are two region-specific grants:
Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky
HEROES Grant Cycle is funded by Welborn Baptist Foundation, Inc. The goal of HEROES ((Healthy, Energetic, Ready, Outstanding, Enthusiastic, Schools) is to change a school’s culture into a healthy learning environment. A research proven physical education program is incorporated into PE classes to increase the number of active minutes during a student’s day. Schools in Gibson, Perry, Posey, Dubois, Spencer, and Vanderburgh in Indiana, Wabash and White in Illinois, and Henderson in Kentucky have participated in the HEROES program. The deadline to apply is April 29, 2016. Learn more at http://www.heroesinitiative.org/.
The Maternal & Child Health Services Title V Block Grant is funded by the New Jersey Department of Health. This grant is providing $120,000 for Sustainable Jersey Small Grant Program to fund health and wellness programs in schools. Thirty $4,000 awards will be distributed to implement these programs in middle and high schools (including K-8 schools). The deadline to apply is June 10, 2016. Learn more at http://www.sustainablejerseyschools.com/grants-resources/sustainable-jerseysmall-grants-program/njdoh-cycle/#c1383.
If you have any questions about these grants or would like our guidance in applying, please contact our lead grant consultant, Jenn Sutton, at email@example.com.