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Grants provide funds to an individual, a group of individuals, or an organization, usually for a specific project.

Grants: Provide funds to an individual, a group of individuals, or an organization, usually for a specific project. Monetary grants are given to assist in paying for education, or research and development projects. In some cases, grant awards do not require repayment.

Collaborative Research Grants, National Endowment for the Humanity:
Collaborative Research Grants support original research undertaken by a team of two or more scholars or research coordinated by an individual scholar that because of its scope or complexity requires additional staff and resources beyond the individual's salary.

DC Choice Incentive Program:
Program provides low-income parents residing in the District of Columbia (District) with expanded options for the education of their children. One or more grants will be awarded on a competitive basis to eligible applicants to establish a scholarship program to provide eligible students with expanded school choice options.

Early Childhood Educator Professional Development Program:
The purpose of the Early Childhood Educator Professional Development Program is to enhance the school readiness of young children, particularly disadvantaged young children, and to prevent them from encountering difficulties once they enter school. The program is designed to improve the knowledge and skills of early childhood educators who work in communities that have high concentrations of children living in poverty.

Early Reading First:
The purpose of the Early Reading First Program is to create preschool centers of excellence by improving the instruction and classroom environment of early childhood programs that are located in urban or rural high-poverty communities and that serve primarily children from low income families.

Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Programs:
The purpose of this program is to focus Federal financial assistance on establishing and expanding elementary school counseling programs.

Environmental Education Grant:
The goal of the program is to support environmental education projects that enhance the public's awareness, knowledge, and skills to make informed decisions that affect environmental quality.

Environmental Justice's Small Grants:
The program provides financial assistance to eligible community groups (i.e., community-based/grassroots organizations, churches, schools, other non-profit organizations, local governments, and tribal governments that are working on or plan to carry out projects to address environmental justice issues.

Fund for the Improvement of Education--Ready to Teach; Digital Educational Programming:
The purpose of this program is to support grants to eligible entities to enable them to develop, produce, and distribute innovative educational and instructional programming that is designed for use by elementary schools or middle schools and based on challenging State academic content and student academic achievement standards in reading or mathematics.

Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) - US-Brazil Higher Education Consortia Program:
The US-Brazil Program fosters university partnerships through the exchange of undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff within the context of bilateral curricular development. Grants for the US-Brazil Program will provide four years of funding. Each country will support only participating institutions within its borders.

Grants to Reduce Alcohol Abuse:
The program provides grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) to develop and implement innovative and effective alcohol abuse prevention programs for secondary school students.

Improving Literacy through School Libraries Program:
The purpose of this program is to improve student literacy skills and academic achievement by providing students with increased access to up-to-date school library materials; a well-equipped, technologically advanced school library media center; and well-trained, professionally certified school library media specialists.

Language Resource Centers Program:
The program provides assistance to establish, strengthen, and operate centers that serve as resources for improving the Nation's capacity for teaching and learning foreign languages.

Mentoring Programs:
This mentoring program provides assistance to children with the greatest need: (1) assist these children in receiving support and guidance from a mentor; (2) improve the academic performance of the children; (3) improve interpersonal relationships between the children and their peers, teachers, other adults, and family members; (4) reduce the dropout rate of the children; and (5) reduce the children's juvenile delinquency and involvement in gangs.

Migrant Education Even Start Program (MEES):
The program is designed to help break the cycle of poverty and improve the literacy of participating migratory families by integrating early childhood education, adult literacy or adult basic education (including English language training, as appropriate), and parenting education into a unified family literacy program.

Migrant Education Program (MEP) Consortium Incentive Grants:
The program provides incentive grants to State Educational Agencies (SEAs) that participate in consortium arrangements with another State or appropriate entity to improve the delivery of services to migrant children whose education is interrupted.

National Resource Centers:
This program provides grants to institutions of higher education or consortia of institutions of higher education to establish, strengthen, and operate comprehensive and undergraduate language and area/international studies centers.

Parent Training and Information Centers:
The purpose of this program is to ensure that parents of children with disabilities receive training and information to help improve results for their children.

Reading First:
The program provides assistance to State and local educational agencies to establish scientifically based reading programs. The goal is to ensure that children in kindergarten through third grade learn to read well.

Research Fellowships Program:
The purpose of this grant program is to build research capacity by providing support to highly qualified individuals, including those who are individuals with disabilities, to conduct research about the rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities.

Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities National Coordinator Program:
The program provides grants to local educational agencies to recruit, hire, and train individuals to serve as drug prevention and school safety program coordinators in schools with significant drug and school safety problems.

School Leadership Program:
The program is designed to assist high-need local educational agencies (LEAs) in the development, enhancement, or expansion of innovative programs to recruit, train, and mentor principals (including assistant principals) to serve in high-need schools.

Underground Railroad Educational and Cultural Program:
This program provides grants to support research, exhibition, interpretation, and collection of artifacts related to the history of the Underground Railroad.

Vocational Rehabilitation Service Projects for American Indians with Disabilities:
The program provides vocational rehabilitation services to American Indians with disabilities who reside on or near Federal or State reservations, consistent with their individual strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, capabilities, and informed choices, so that they may prepare for and engage in gainful employment, including self-employment, telecommuting, or business ownership.

Voluntary Public School Choice Program:
This program provides grants to eligible applicants to assist them in establishing or expanding a program of voluntary public school choice in order to provide parents, particularly parents whose children attend low-performing schools, with greater choice in their children's education.

Women's Educational Equity Program:
The program provides financial assistance: to promote gender equity in education; to enable educational agencies to meet the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and to promote equity in education for women and girls who suffer from multiple forms of discrimination based on sex and race, ethnic origin, limited English proficiency, disability, or age.







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