Learning & Leadership Grants – Sep 15

Posted by NEA Foundation on August 9, 2022

NEA Foundation invites applications for Learning & Leadership Grants

Established in 1969, the NEA Foundation serves as a laboratory of learning, offering funding and other resources to public school educators, their schools, and districts to solve complex teaching and learning challenges.

To that end, the NEA Foundation invites applications for its Learning & Leadership grants. Through the program, grants of between $1,500 and $5,000 will be awarded in support of the professional development of NEA members. Learning and Leadership grants are intended to provide resources for educators hoping to engage in professional learning that can be implemented in their classrooms.

Grants will be awarded to individuals to participate in high-quality professional development like summer institutes, conferences, seminars, travel abroad programs, or action research; and to groups to fund collegial study, including study groups, action research, lesson plan development, or mentoring experiences for faculty or staff. For individuals, grant funds may be used for travel, room, meals, registration fees, materials, etc. For groups, grant funds may be used for educator stipends, substitute fees, materials, travel, meals, etc.

Eligible applicants must be current members of NEA and be teachers, education support professionals, or specialized instructional support personnel. The foundation defines education support professionals (ESPs) as paraeducators; school bus drivers or other transportation staff, custodial and maintenance or food services staff, school nurses, health aides and other health and student services staff; clerical staff; security staff; skilled trades staff; and technical services staff. Specialized instructional support personnel (SISP) include school counselors, psychologists, social workers, occupational therapists, library media specialists, speech pathologists, and others.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the NEA Foundation website.

Deadline: September 15, 2022

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