Resources & Grants for Schools

The federal government has many opportunities for schools ranging from civil rights to STEM.

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Civil Rights & Conflicts

Civil Rights Division

U.S. Department of Justice

The Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice works to uphold the civil and constitutional rights of all Americans, particularly some of the most vulnerable members of our society. The Division enforces federal statutes prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, disability, religion, familial status and national origin.

 

Criminal Section

U.S. Department of Justice

The Criminal Section prosecutes cases involving the violent interference with liberties and rights defined in the Constitution or federal law. The rights of both citizens and non-citizens are protected. In general, it is the use of force, threats, or intimidation that characterize a federal criminal violation of an individual’s civil rights.

 

Federal Coordination and Compliance Section

U.S. Department of Justice

The Federal Coordination and Compliance Section (FCS) ensures that all federal agencies consistently and effectively enforce civil rights statutes and Executive Orders that prohibit discrimination in federally conducted and assisted programs and activities.

 

Stop Bullying Now Campaign

U.S. Department of Education

A national database of effective anti-bullying programs.

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Environment

Environmental Education (EE) Grants

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Under the Environmental Education Grants Program, EPA seeks grant proposals from eligible applicants to support environmental education projects that promote environmental awareness and stewardship and help provide people with the skills to take responsible actions to protect the environment. This grant program provides financial support for projects that design, demonstrate, and/or disseminate environmental education practices, methods, or techniques.

 

Rural Utilities Service Solid Waste Management Grants

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

This competitive grant program assists communities through free technical assistance and/or training provided by the grant recipients. Qualified organizations will receive Solid Waste Management grant funds to reduce or eliminate pollution of water resources in rural areas, and improve planning and management of solid waste sites in rural areas.

 

Source Reduction Assistance

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Source Reduction Assistance awards support pollution prevention through source reduction and resource conservation work.

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Higher Education

AANAPISI Program

U.S. Department of Education

The Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISI) program helps eligible institutions
of higher education (IHEs) increase their self-sufficiency and expand their capacity to serve low-income students by providing funds to improve and strengthen the academic quality, institutional management, and fiscal stability of eligible IHEs.

 

Federal Student Aid

U.S. Department of Education

Federal Student Aid (FSA) administers grants, loans, and work-study assistance to postsecondary students.

 

Federal TRIO Programs

U.S. Department of Education

Federal TRIO Programs include eight programs at IHEs and community organizations targeted to serve low-income individuals, first-generation college students, and individuals with disabilities to progress from middle school to postbaccalaureate programs. Programs include Talent Search, Upward Bound, and Student Support Services.

 

Free Application for Federal Student Aid

U.S. Department of Education

Students interested in any of these programs must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

 

Office of Science Funding Opportunity Announcements

U.S. Department of Energy

Through the Office of Science, DOE offers research grants and contracts for universities, nonprofit organizations, for-profit commercial
organizations, state and local governments, and unaffiliated individuals.

 

The Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions

U.S. Department of Education

The Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions program and the Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISI) program helps eligible institutions of higher education (IHEs) increase their self-sufficiency and expand their capacity to serve low-income students by providing funds to improve and strengthen the academic quality, nstitutional management, and fiscal stability of eligible IHEs.

 

The Office of Postsecondary Education

U.S. Department of Education

The Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) administers over 60 programs that increase access to quality postsecondary education.

 

University Center Economic Development

U.S. Department of Commerce

The University Center Economic Development program provides strategic investments to help institutions of higher education promote the regional ecosystem and facilitate collaboration among regional stakeholders to foster economic development.

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K-12

National School Lunch Program

U.S. Department of Agriculture

The National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions.

 

Office of Science Funding Opportunity Announcements

U.S. Department of Energy

Through the Office of Science, DOE offers research grants and contracts for universities, nonprofit organizations, for-profit commercial
organizations, state and local governments, and unaffiliated individuals.

 

Farm to School Initiative

U.S. Department of Agriculture

The Farm to School Initiative is an effort to connect schools (K–12) with regional or local farms to serve healthy meals using locally produced foods.

 

Stop Bullying Now Campaign

U.S. Department of Education

A national database of effective anti-bullying programs.

 

Teacher Incentive Fund

U.S. Department of Education

The Teacher Incentive Fund supports development of performance-based teacher and principal compensation systems in high-need schools. SEAs, LEAs, and nonprofit organizations may apply.

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Language

21st Century Community Learning Centers

U.S. Department of Education

21st Century Community Learning Centers provide academic enrichment opportunities during nonschool hours for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools. Formula grants are provided to state education agencies (SEAs) and are sub-granted to local education agencies (LEAs), nonprofit organizations, or other public or private entities.

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Low Income

Federal TRIO Programs

U.S. Department of Education

Federal TRIO Programs include eight programs at IHEs and community organizations targeted to serve low-income individuals, first-generation college students, and individuals with disabilities to progress from middle school to postbaccalaureate programs. Programs include Talent Search, Upward Bound, and Student Support Services.

 

National School Lunch Program

U.S. Department of Agriculture

The National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions.

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STEM

Office of Science Funding Opportunity Announcements

U.S. Department of Energy

Through the Office of Science, DOE offers research grants and contracts for universities, nonprofit organizations, for-profit commercial
organizations, state and local governments, and unaffiliated individuals.

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