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FY 2010 ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL COUNSELING GRANT COMPETITION (CFDA 84.215E)

The Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools in the U.S. Department of Education announces the release of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 Elementary and Secondary School Counseling program grant application (CFDA 84.215E). The Notice Inviting Applications was published in the Federal Register on January 12, 2010. The FY 2010 grant application package may be downloaded from the following Department of Education's websites: http://e-Grants.ed.gov <http://e-Grants.ed.gov> or http://www.ed.gov/programs/elseccounseling/applicant.html <http://www.ed.gov/programs/elseccounseling/applicant.html> .

The application deadline date is February 26, 2010.

The purpose of the Elementary and Secondary School Counseling program is to support efforts by LEAs (public school districts) to establish or expand counseling programs.

This Grant Competition eligibility is limited to local educational agencies (LEAs), including charter schools that are considered LEAs under State law that do not have an active grant under this program (CFDA 84.215E), and consortia thereof. The estimated available funds for this grant are $15,437,591and the estimated range of awards being $250,000-$400,000 with the estimated average size of awards being $350,000 and the estimated number of awards being 44.

For additional information visit the Federal Register announcement at:

http://www.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister/announcements/2010-1/011210b.html <http://www.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister/announcements/2010-1/011210b.html> .

For specific questions regarding the Elementary and Secondary School Counseling program, please contact the Competition Manager, Loretta McDaniel at loretta.mcdaniel@ed.gov <mailto:loretta.mcdaniel@ed.gov> .

Eligible Applicants: LEAs, including charter schools that are considered LEAs under State law, that do not currently have an active grant under the REMS program. For the purpose of this eligibility requirement, a grant is considered active until the end of the grant's project or funding period, including any extension of those periods that extend the grantee's authority to obligate funds.

Estimated Average Size of Awards: $150,000 for a small-size LEA (1-20 education facilities); $300,000 for a medium-size LEA (21-75 education facilities); and $600,000 for a large-size LEA (76 or more education facilities).

Estimated Number of Awards: 96. Additional information is available online at:

http://www.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister/announcements/2010-1/010810d.html

Character Education Grants

SPRINT CHARACTER EDUCATION GRANT

The Sprint Foundation will award grants to school districts and individual schools to fund the purchase of resource materials, supplies, equipment and software that facilitates and encourages character education amount K-12 students. With a national reach, the program is open to all US public schools and districts. District level grants are available for programs up to $25,000 and school level grants are available for programs up to $5,000. More information and funding applications can be found at www.sprint.com/educationgrants. But HURRY - the online grant aplication session closes on February 5th!

CHARACTER EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP GRANTS

Various government funding and grants options are available to pay for character education materials and training in your school. This includes grants from the Department of Education, private organizations and foundations, etc for character education in the classroom and other specific areas like sportsmanship programs. Visit the Character Education Partnership website for more information at http://www.character.org/grantandfundingsources.

Association of Schools of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Public Health Fellowship:

The goal of the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Public Health Fellowship is to address emerging needs of public health, and to provide leadership and professional opportunities at the CDC for students and graduate students of ASPH member graduate schools of public health. The fellowships are one to two years in duration, depending on the needs of CDC and the fellow.

The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools. 202-466-3396. www.healthinschools.org

Education Alliance Family Involvement Grant

Click the following link to download the Microsoft Excel version: http://www.educationalliance.org/downloads/fig/FIG_Application_and_Guidelines.xls

Click the following link to download the Adobe PDF version: http://www.educationalliance.org/downloads/fig/FIG_Application_and_Guidelines.pdf

The Education Alliance will begin accepting 2008 Family Involvement Grant applications on January 15.  The application has a simple format with options to complete the questions in an easy-to-use Microsoft Excel or Adobe PDF document.

Family Involvement Grants are available for up to $1,000. One may be submitted per school.  Only West Virginia Public Schools are eligible to apply. I encourage all applicants to read and follow the directions carefully. The application deadline is Saturday, March 1, 2008.

Lowe’s Foundation - Lowe’s Toolbox for Family Involvement Education Grant:

The Lowe’s Foundation is accepting applications for its Toolbox for Education Grant Program. The purpose of this program is to increase parent involvement and build strong community spirit and school traditions that improve educational opportunities for children.

Finding Funders - Common Grant Applications The Foundation Center

The Foundation Center is the nation's leading authority on connecting nonprofits and the grantmakers. The Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. grantmakers and their grants. This site gives access to free resources in its five regional library/learning centers and its national network of more than 340 Cooperating Collections.  This site allows you to search by state for available grants directed to specific need areas.

The common grant application format has been adopted by groups of grantmakers to allow grant applicants to produce a single proposal for a specific ...
www.foundationcenter.org/findfunders/cga

Appalachian Regional Commission

PROGRAM GRANTS ARC awards program grants from funds appropriated by Congress for projects that further the four goals identified by the Commission in its strategic plan. Typically, ARC grants are awarded to state and local agencies and governmental entities (such as economic development authorities), local governing boards (such as county councils), and nonprofit organizations (such as schools and organizations that build low-cost housing). Program grants are made to nonprofit organizations.

Grants for the Integration of Schools and Mental Health Systems (Federal Register: January 8, 2010 [CFDA# 84.215M])

The purpose of the Grants for the Integration of Schools and Mental Health Systems program is to increase student access to high-quality mental health care by developing innovative approaches that link school systems with the local mental health system.

· Applications Available: January 8, 2010.

· Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: February 22, 2010.

· Eligible Applicants: State educational agencies (SEAs), local educational agencies (LEAs), including charter schools that are considered LEAs under State law, and Indian Tribes.

· Estimated Available Funds: $5,913,000.

· Estimated Range of Awards: $150,000-$400,000.

· Estimated Average Size of Awards: $347,800.

· Estimated Number of Awards: 17. Additional information is available online at: http://www.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister/announcements/2010-1/010810c.html

Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (Federal Register: January 8, 2010 [CFDA# 84.184E])

Past emergencies, such as the events of September 11, 2001, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and emergencies related to other natural and man-made hazards, reinforce the need for schools and communities to plan for traditional crises and emergencies, as well as other catastrophic events. The Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) grant program provides funds to local educational agencies (LEAs) to establish an emergency management process that focuses on reviewing and strengthening emergency management plans, within the framework of the four phases of emergency management (Prevention-Mitigation, Preparedness, Response, and Recovery). The program also provides resources to LEAs to provide training for staff on emergency management procedures and requires that LEAs develop comprehensive all-hazards emergency management plans in collaboration with community partners including local law enforcement; public safety, public health, and mental health agencies; and local government.

· Applications Available: January 8,

Other Grant Links:

Grant Databases:
www.grants.gov
www.foundationcenter.org(Good for local foundations)
www.fundsnetservices.com
http://www.nydic.org/nydic/funding/private.htm
http://www.bigdatabase.com/
http://www.foundationsearch.com/
http://www.contributionsmagazine.com
-Free articles available on fundraising, grant writing and working with foundations
www.governmentgrants.com

Mock grant writing activity:http://www.purdue.edu/envirosoft/grants/src/msieopen.htm

Good grant/ fundraising info:

www.grantproposal.com

http://www.managementhelp.org/fndrsng/np_raise/np_raise.htm

http://www.mcf.org/mcf/grant/writing.htm

http://www.silcom.com/~paladin/promaster.html