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The National Education Foundation awards close to 200 grants to support educators' efforts to close the achievement gaps, develop creative learning opportunities for students, and enhance their own professional development.

There are two primary grant categories open to public education professionals:

Award for Teaching Excellence recognize, reward, and promote excellence in teaching and advocacy for the profession. They also honor public education and the dedicated members of the NEA. The awards are presented jointly by the NEA Foundation and the National Education Association (NEA) with support from NEA Member Benefits and the Horace Mann Companies.
Deadline: February 10, 2014 | Application

Learning & Leadership grants provide opportunities for teachers, education support professionals, and higher education faculty and staff to engage in high-quality professional development and lead their colleagues in professional growth. The grant amount is $2,000 for individuals and $5,000 for groups engaged in collegial study.
Deadline: ongoing | More info | Apply

Student Achievement grants provide $5,000 to improve the academic achievement of students by engaging in critical thinking and problem solving that deepen knowledge of standards-based subject matter. The work should also improve students' habits of inquiry, self-directed learning, and critical reflection.
Deadline: ongoing | More info | Apply

Other Grant Opportunities
Deadline: ongoing | More info

In addition, the NEA website lists dozens of grants and awards from NEA and other organizations that are available to teachers and students. More can be found at www.nea.org/grants/grantsawardsandmore.html .

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