Show Me the Money: Sources for Procuring Grants Part 1

As school budgets tighten, other sources of funding need to be explored to support and sustain high quality education. Begin your search here…Also check Show Me the Money:  Sources for Procuring Grants Part 2 as well as

the websites listed here for additional and/or up to date information.

Education Grants and Grant Websites

Allows organizations to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from federal grant-making agencies, and encompasses over 1,000 grant programs offered by the twenty six Federal grant-making agencies. It streamlines the process of awarding some $500 billion annually to state and local governments, academia, not-for-profits, and other organizations.


Phone: (800) 518-4726

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,, 200 Independence Avenue, SW, HHH Building, Washington, DC 20201

Federal Grants (Decisions about the use of these grants are usually made by administrators.)

Formula grants: funds that are automatically distributed annually to school districts, based on specific criteria.

Title I – is designed to help students served by the program to achieve proficiency on challenging State academic achievement standards.

Unless a participating school is operating a schoolwide program, the school must focus Title I services on children who are failing, or most at risk of failing, to meet state academic standards. Schools in which children from low-income families make up at least 40 percent of enrollment are eligible to use Title I funds for schoolwide programs that serve all children in the school. LEAs also must use Title I funds to provide academic enrichment services to eligible children enrolled in private schools.

Title II –Professional development for staff

Title III – Services for English Language students

IGT After School Advantage Grants

Purpose: Fund after school programs

IGT is committed to supporting programs and organizations in the communities where the Company operates that provide educational and economic opportunities for people living in challenging socio-economic environments around the globe.

Since 1999, IGT has provided grants that support after-school programs for economically disadvantaged students. In particular, IGT focuses on digital initiatives, designed to close the digital divide, as well as technology for students. During their grant-giving history, IGT has donated more than 270 computer labs across the U.S. and in several other countries.

Its goal is to address the needs of underprivileged/at-risk children ages five to 18 with a meaningful, yet fun, learning experience during the critical after-school hours in a safe environment. It does this by providing qualifying non-profit community agencies and public schools with digital learning centers. Each digital learning center is unique in its design and specific to an organization’s custom need.
What is funded:  Classroom materials and technology for after-school programs.

Deadline: Rolling – Classroom Technology Teacher Grants

Purpose: To provide technology to enhance your teaching methods and address learning challenges

In 400-500 words describe the impact new classroom technology could have for you and your students. The top three submissions featuring the most innovative and beneficial uses for classroom technology will each be awarded $1,000 to spend on new technology for their classroom!

Grant Amount: $1,000

Grant Award Details: Three (3) winning Applicants (the “Recipients”) will each receive a one-time $1000 grant in the form of a Visa Reward Card to be applied toward a technology solution for the classroom.

Deadline: 2017 Deadline passed; Check the website for 2018 deadlines


Dollar General Literacy Foundation Youth Literacy Grants

Purpose: Provides funding to schools, public libraries, and nonprofit organizations to help students who are below grade level or experiencing difficulty reading.

Grant funding for summer, family, youth and adult literacy programs

Requirement: Organization must be located within 20 miles of a Dollar General store. Click here to locate Dollar General store.

Grant Amount: $4,000

Deadline: May 18, 2017 (only for Youth grants); Check the website for 2018 deadlines


The McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation

Teacher Development Grants


Purpose: Academic Enrichment Grants designed to develop in-class and extra-curricular programs that improve student learning. The Academic Enrichment Grants provide funding for programs that nurture the intellectual, artistic and creative abilities of children from low-income households.
Maximum Grant: $10,000


Deadline: January 15 to April 15


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