GRANT ALERT – From Youth Today

????The Dollar General Foundation – Youth Literacy Grants??Deadline: August 2014?[These grants will be available starting Jan. 2014]?Dollar General Literacy Foundation Youth Literacy Grants provide funding to schools, public libraries, and nonprofit organizations to help students who are below grade level or experiencing difficulty reading. Grant funding is provided to assist in the following areas:

  • Implementing new or expanding existing literacy programs.
  • Purchasing new technology or equipment to support literacy initiatives.
  • Purchasing books, materials or software for literacy programs
  • Youth Literacy Programs.

Funder: Dollar General Literacy Foundation

Eligibility: Schools, Public libraries, and Nonprofit Organizations.

Amount: up to $4,000.

National Science Foundation – Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate

Deadline: February 12th, 2014?Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) is committed to the national goal of increasing the numbers of underrepresented minorities (URMs), including those with disabilities, entering and completing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) graduate education and postdoctoral training to levels representative of the available pool. URMs include African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders. Increased URM participation in advanced STEM education and training is critical for supporting the development of a diverse professional STEM workforce especially a diverse STEM faculty who serve as the intellectual, professional, personal, and organizational role models that shape the expectations of future scientists and engineers. To achieve this long term goal, the AGEP program will support the development, implementation, study, and dissemination of innovative models and standards of graduate education and postdoctoral training that are designed to improve URM participation, preparation, and success. AGEP projects must focus on URM U.S. citizens in STEM graduate education, and/or postdoctoral training, and their preparation for academic STEM careers at all types of institutions of higher education. STEM professional development more broadly may be included in projects with a strong and compelling argument. AGEP is interested in proposals that include any or all STEM fields supported by NSF including the social, behavioral and economic sciences, and multi-, cross-, or inter-disciplinary STEM fields.?Funder: National Science Foundation?Eligibility: Proposals are invited from strategic alliances of institutions and organizations. Alliance partners may include all types of non-profit institutions of higher education, industry, non-profit organizations, and/or Federal National laboratories (note that AGEP grant funding is limited to the organizations that are eligible for NSF support).

Amount: $200,000- $1,750,000