In conjunction with the Toyota Family Learning initiative, the National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL)is accepting applications for five three-year grants of $175,000, along with NCFL communications support and training, to develop services that engage or mentor families in learning together, as well as family service learning projects. Applicants may be schools (public or charter), libraries, community-based organizations, or any other organization that provides services to educational services to families, including children from 4 to 18 years of age, grandparents, parents, and legal guardians, as well as a high percentage of minority and/or low-income families in two or three unique sites. Preferred projects will adapt existing family engagement in education efforts to include family mentoring, interactive literacy activities between children and parents, service learning components, and parental training. Activities and experiences from these projects will be shared on the Toyota Family Learning Web site.
For complete information, please see the full RFP. Applications are due June 24, and successful grantees will be notified in July.
Energy company Westinghouse Electric is offering $1,000 grants to three schools for projects with a STEM-centered focus through its N-Visioning a Brighter Future initiative. Successful grantees will also receive an additional $2,000 for their respective science departments for general needs. Successful projects will directly involve students, incorporate community resources, and/or employ team-teaching or interdisciplinary strategies. Eligible applicants must be located in the United States and may be elementary, middle, or high schools. For complete information, please see the full RFP [opens PDF]. The deadline for applications is November 15.