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CFDA Number: 84.215J

Program Type: Discretionary/Competitive Grants

Program Description

The Fund for the Improvement of Education (FIE), which is authorized by section 5411 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA), supports nationally significant programs to improve the quality of elementary and secondary education at the State and local levels and help all children meet challenging academic content and academic achievement standards. The Full-Service Community Schools (FSCS) program, which is funded under FIE, encourages coordination of academic, social, and health services through partnerships among(1) public elementary and secondary schools; (2) the schools’ local educational agencies (LEAs); and (3) community-based organizations, nonprofit organizations, and other public or private entities.

Types of Projects

Full-Service Community Schools provide comprehensive academic, social, and health services for students, students’ family members, and community members that will result in improved educational outcomes for children. For the FY 2010 competition, these services may include: high-quality early learning programs and service; remedial education, aligned with academic supports and other enrichment activities, providing students with a comprehensive academic program; family engagement, including parental involvement, parent leadership, family literacy, and parent education programs; mentoring and other youth development programs; community service and service learning opportunities; programs that provide assistance to students who have been chronically absent, truant, suspended, or expelled; job training and career counseling services; nutrition services and physical activities; primary health and dental care; activities that improve access to and use of social service programs and programs that promote family financial stability; mental health services; and adult education, including instruction of adults in English as a second language.



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Name: Youth Service America Accepting Applications for STEMester of Service Grant Program

Sponsor: Learn and Serve America

Deadline: 7/15/2010

Amount: $5,000

Type: Education, Science & Technology

Description: Youth Service America is accepting applications for the second year of the STEMester of Service program.

Funded by Learn and Serve America, a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, STEMester of Service incorporates YSA’s semester-long service-learning framework to engage educators and students in addressing critical environmental needs and connecting them to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) curricula.

YSA is seeking ten middle schools with large populations of disadvantaged youth to join twenty returning STEMester of Service grantees. STEM schools must be located in one of the twelve states with highest dropout rates: Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, and Washington.

The $5,000 grant (which includes travel and training at YSA’s Youth Service Institute in Detroit in October) supports teachers as they engage local partners and guide students in addressing local needs through planning and implementing sustainable service projects that will launch on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service (January 17, 2011) and culminate on Global Youth Service Day, (April 15-17, 2011).

Visit the YSA Web site for program information.

Link to RFP

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Name: NCRR Science Education Partnership Award

Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services

Deadline: 7/28/2010

Amount: Varies

Type: Science & Technology, Health, Education

Description: NCRR encourages applications to its Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) program for the development and evaluation of innovative research education programs to improve PreK-12 research career opportunities and the community’s understanding of the health science advances supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded clinical and basic research. SEPA encourages dynamic partnerships between biomedical and clinical researchers and PreK-12 teachers and schools and other interested organizations. Particular importance will be given to applications that target PreK-12 and/or ISE/media topics that may not be addressed by existing curriculum, community-based or ISE/media activities.

Link to RFP

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Get the children in your program engaged in the environment with a hands-on project they create and implement. The Captain Planet Foundation makes available grants, ranging from $250 to $2,500, for such projects.

Guidelines to be considered for a grant are that proposals must promote the understanding of environmental issues; focus on hands-on involvement; involve children ages 6 to 18; promote interaction and cooperation within the group; help children and youth develop planning and problem-solving skills; and include adult supervision. If awarded a grant, a commitment to follow-up communication with the Captain Planet Foundation also is required.

For more information on the foundation, go to http://captainplanetfoundation.org.

For information on the grants, including deadlines and a link to apply, go to http://captainplanetfoundation.org/default.aspx?pid=3&tab=apply.

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DoSomething.org has teamed up with The Jonas Brothers Change for the Children Foundation to award project grants to individuals who are taking action in their communities across the U.S. and Canada. Do you have a sustainable community action project, program or idea that focuses on: the Special Olympics, Diabetes Awareness, or Volunteerism? Then these are the grants for you and your program! While projects that cover any cause are eligible to apply, special focus will be given to these three causes (the Jonas Brothers’ causes!).

Ten projects will receive $1,500 grants for their projects or organizations. All of the winners will be featured on DoSomething.org and ChangefortheChildren.org, and celebrated through various marketing platforms.

Grant Details:

How much?: 10 $1,500 grants

Deadline?: July 15th

You will be notified whether or not you are a winner during the first week of August.

For more information please visit http://www.dosomething.org/grants/changeforthechildren

Questions? Please email grants@dosomething.org

About DoSomething.org: DoSomething.org is one of the largest organizations in the United States that helps young people rock causes they care about. A driving force in creating a culture of volunteerism, DoSomething.org is on track to activate two million young people in 2011. By leveraging the web, television, mobile, and pop culture, DoSomething.org inspires, empowers and celebrates a generation of doers:  teenagers who recognize the need to do something, believe in their ability to get it done, and then take action.  Plug in at www.DoSomething.org

About Jonas Brothers Change for the Children Foundation: We started The Jonas Brothers Change for the Children Foundation to support programs that motivate and inspire children to face adversity with confidence, determination and a will to succeed. And we think the best people to help children are their peers — kids helping other kids who are a little less fortunate. We have the power to change the world. And that’s what we’re going to do. Starting right here with The Jonas Brothers Change for the Children- and it’s all up to YOU!

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The Full-Service Community Schools program, which is being carried out under FIE, encourages coordination of education, developmental, family, health, and other services through partnerships between: (1) public elementary and secondary schools and (2) CBOs and public-private ventures. Such collaboration will provide comprehensive education, social, and health services for students, families, and communities.


Full Service Community Schools Applications are Available as of June 8, 2010.

Deadline of Notice of Intent to Apply: June 23, 2010.

Date of Pre-Application Meeting for interested applicants: June 17, 2010.

Deadline to Apply: July 23, 2010.

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Name: Grants Notice

Sponsor: Bureau of Land Management

Deadline: 6/4/2010

Amount: Varies

Type: Education, Environment, Social & Economic

Description: The goals of the project are to provide young people with practical experiences in outdoor recreation management, including sustainable trail; signing and interpretation concepts, and resource protection strategies related to the location and development of recreation facilities. These experiences are expected to encourage an interest in the outdoors, natural resources, and the role of public lands in meeting the demand for high quality outdoor recreation experiences. Through this work, young people will gain a greater understanding of BLM¿s mission and possible career opportunities with the agency.

Link to RFP

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