Teaching Grants, Deadline June 30

The Meemic Foundation for the Future of Education offers a variety of grant opportunities designed to assist educators. These funding opportunities include traditional grants in amounts up to $2,500 and specialty grants of varying amounts for items such as books. This page will provide the most up-to-date information on the types of grants available and the important dates associated with the application process.

Meemic Foundation Grants:

These grants are designed to fund innovative programs, events or projects that will significantly enhance a students’ classroom experience. Educators can request up to $2,500 for any type* of program. Below is a breakdown of the available funding rounds for this year.

Fall 2012 Funding Round

Application period:
Now – June 30, 2012
Spring/Winter 2013 Funding Round

Application period:
July 1 – October 31, 2012

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Applying is fast and easy. Just visit our quick online grant application to get started.

Selection Process

Each grant proposal will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • The number of students involved
  • The project’s potential to make a lasting impact on students
  • How the program relates to classroom instruction
  • The ability to replicate the project for future use
  • Cost effectiveness

*Applications simply requesting school supplies and equipment (such as computers, graphic calculators and art materials) will not be considered. Meemic Book Grants:

Based on the heightened demand for the basic tools to educate our students – books – Meemic Insurance Company donates an additional $25,000 each year to the Meemic Foundation for this expressed need. These specialty book grants are designed to assist educators with the task of offering new classroom reading materials that will challenge and excite their students. Educators can request up to a $500 grant for any book-related purpose.

2012 Book Grant

Application period:
August 1 – September 30, 2012

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The book grant application period has not begun yet. Please check back during the application period.

Selection Process

Each book grant proposal will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • The potential to influence a school or district improvement goal
  • The number of students impacted
  • How it relates to classroom instruction
  • Cost effectiveness

Any employee of a public, private, charter or parochial school, college or university in a qualifying state may apply for a Meemic grant. Educators from the same school may submit proposals for different programs. Total grant funding may not exceed the total cost of the project. The Meemic Foundation may grant any portion of the program up to the total cost. Educators will be notified by telephone or mail if their grant is to be funded. All others will receive a letter notifying the applicant of the Foundation’s decision. Grants with significant conceptual, legibility or clarity problems will not be considered. Grantees are required to submit a follow-up report after the completion of the project. All unused funds must be returned.

Teaching Grants, Deadline June 30

Assistance to Firefighters Grants, Deadline July 6

Nation’s first LEED Gold fire station; site engineering, construction oversight, materials testing by GFA

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Grant Programs Directorate is responsible for the implementation and administration of the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) Program. The purpose of AFG is to enhance through financial assistance the safety of the public and firefighters regarding fire and fire-related hazards. FEMA strives to provide clear guidance and application tools to assist applicants. This package provides an overview of AFG, the grant application information, and an explanation of FEMA requirements for a successful grant request.

Eligible Applicants

County governments
City or township governments
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)

Additional Information on Eligibility:

Fire Departments and Non-Affiliated Emergency Medical organizations

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Assistance to Firefighters Grants, Deadline July 6

NEA GAP: Art Works 2 – Deadline August 9

The Arts Endowment’s support of a project may start on or after June 1, 2013. The NEA’s guiding principle is embodied in one sentence: “Art works.” “Art works” is a noun; the creation of works of art by artists. “Art works” is a verb; art works on and within people to change and inspire them. “Art works” is a statement; arts jobs are real jobs that are part of the real economy.

Art Works encourages and supports the following four outcomes:

  1. Creation: The creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence,
  2. Engagement: Public engagement with diverse and excellent art,
  3. Learning: Lifelong learning in the arts, and
  4. Livability: The strengthening of communities through the arts.

You will be asked to select the outcome that is most relevant to your project, and you also will be able to select a secondary outcome (note that all Arts Education applicants must choose the Learning outcome as their primary outcome). When making selections, you should identify the outcome(s) that reflect the results expected to be achieved by your project. If you receive a grant, you also will be asked to provide evidence of those results.

Awards: Minimum $10,000, maximum $100,000

Eligible Applicants:

State governments
County governments
City or township governments
Special district governments
Independent school districts
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education

Additional Information on Eligibility:

Nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3), U.S. organizations; units of state or local government; or federally recognized tribal communities or tribes may apply. Applicants may be arts organizations, local arts agencies, arts service organizations, local education agencies (school districts), and other organizations that can help advance the goals of the Arts Endowment. To be eligible, the applicant organization must: • Meet the Arts Endowment’s “Legal Requirements” including nonprofit, tax-exempt status at the time of application. (All organizations must apply directly on their own behalf. Applications through a fiscal agent are not allowed.) • Have a three-year history of programming prior to the application deadline. • Have submitted acceptable Final Report packages by the due date(s) for all Arts Endowment grant(s) previously received.

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NEA GAP: Art Works 2 – Deadline August 9