Grant Opportunities for Charter Schools – Fall 2022

This post includes grant opportunities with deadlines ranging from August 31, 2022, to March 1, 2023. 

EdTec is here to help your school secure additional funding for day-to-day operations or special projects. We’ve compiled a list of regional and national grant opportunities currently available to charter schools. See below for more information.

If you’re interested in receiving timely information about upcoming grant opportunities, sign up for the EdTec grants newsletter here.

Nationwide Grant Opportunities

MIT School of Engineering and the Lemelson Foundation

Purpose: Grants of up to $7,500 to USA and territories STEM educators affiliated with high schools to lead high school student teams in a hands-on STEM challenge. Selected teacher-student teams choose a real-world problem and collaborate to invent an innovative technological solution. Funds may be allocated for research, materials, and learning experiences related to the project.
Deadline: September 6, 2022
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National Science Teaching Association

Purpose: This grant is offered to recognize the outstanding efforts of teachers to implement an inquiry-based approach to science education that stimulates interest and exploration in students. The grant covers up to $1,500 in travel expenses to attend the NSTA national conference, as well as $1,500 for use in the classroom. You can explore any of the other numerous awards offered by NSTA.
Deadline: October 1, 2022
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Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education Program 

Purpose: The Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education Program (SFE) has provided grants ranging from $100 to $500 for native plant gardens and landscaping projects throughout the United States. The funds are designated for acquiring native plants and seeds for outdoor learning areas that engage youth (preschool to high school) directly in planning, planting and caring for native plant gardens. All public and private schools, non-profits such as nature centers, youth organizations and community youth centers in the US are welcome to apply so long as the project uses native plants or seeds to educate youth.
Deadline: October 15, 2022
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Bee Grants In Partnership with the Bee Cause Project

Purpose: These grant programs allow for schools and non-profit organizations to receive support for educational beehives and bee programming so students can observe bees up close and learn about the vital role these pollinators play in our food system.
Deadline: October 15, 2022
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Purpose: Grants to USA nonprofit and youth organizations, schools, and parks departments to purchase outdoor recreational equipment. The purpose of this program is to help promote physical activity, reduce childhood obesity, and encourage play for all. Eligible uses of funds include PowerScape®, PrimeTime®, Xscape®, IONiX®, and select Modern City PlayLab® systems only. Select THRIVE, Challenge Course, and GTFit products are available with specific funding awards limits.
Deadline: October 26, 2022
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National Council of Teachers Mathematics

Purpose: Apply for NCTM’s Mathematics Education Trust grants, scholarships, and awards. Funding ranges from $1,500 to $24,000 and is available to help math teachers, prospective teachers, and other math educators improve the teaching and learning of mathematics.
Deadline: November 1, 2022
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Knowles Teacher Initiative

Purpose: Fellowships of up to $50,000 to USA early-career teachers for teaching opportunities in high school-level mathematics and science. Fellows will receive stipends and grants, mentoring and coaching, and networking resources. Funding is intended for teachers in the disciplines of physics, biology, mathematics, or chemistry.
Deadline: January 8, 2023
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James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation

Purpose: The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers $24,000 James Madison Graduate Fellowships to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level. Fellowship applicants compete only against other applicants from the states of their legal residence. As funding permits, the Foundation plans to offer one fellowship per state per year.
Deadline: March 1, 2023
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Regional Grant Opportunities

New York State Education Department RFP #1080 (NEW YORK)

Purpose: Grants to New York nonprofit organizations, government agencies, faith-based organizations, public educational institutions, and school districts to meet the needs of at-risk families. The purpose of the program is to provide resources to prevent child neglect and abuse.
Deadline: August 31, 2022
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Purpose: Grants to nonprofit organizations, government agencies, schools, and libraries in eligible regions for programs to advance K-12 STEM education. Applicants must contact the funding source to obtain an invitation code to apply. Applications will be accepted for both new and existing programs.
Deadline: August 31, 2022
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Learning for Justice (GEORGIA)

Purpose: Grants to USA educators, administrators, and personnel at schools, juvenile facilities, and IHEs for projects to address the needs of students. Funding is intended for projects that promote social justice at the classroom, school, or district level. Priority will be given to projects implemented in Title I schools or schools with high percentages of students and/or educators from BIPOC communities.
Deadline: October 14, 2022
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Purpose: Grant to California nonprofit organizations and agencies in eligible regions for projects that strengthen families, promote the healthy development and education of children and youth, and enhance the lives of residents. Priority will be given to projects focused on low-income and homeless families, underserved communities, and special needs populations.
Deadline: November 15, 2022
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If you’re interested in receiving timely information about upcoming grant opportunities, sign up for the EdTec grants newsletter here. EdTec can also provide support with grant writing – reach out to our grants specialist to discuss your school’s needs!

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