The following are a selection of award announcements for education grants. Be sure to read up on the awesome projects funded by these robust grant programs.
- Gear Up: The U.S. Department of Education announced the award of $82 million for 41 grants under the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP), which will help 116,000 at-risk students prepare for college and receive the support they need to achieve success in postsecondary education. Read more.
- Head Start: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families (ACF) has announced 122 funding opportunities totaling nearly $600 million to provide Head Start and Early Head Start services to children and families in communities across the country. Read more.
- Teacher Quality Partnership: The Education Department announced the award of $35 million for 24 new partnerships between universities and high-need school districts that will recruit, train, and support more than 11,000 teachers over the next five years—primarily in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields—to improve student achievement. Read more.
- School Climate Transformation Grants, Project Prevent Grants, and School Emergency Management Grants: To help keep students safe and improve their learning environments, the Education Department awarded more than $70 million to 130 grantees in 38 states. The Department made the awards under four new grant programs that stemmed from President Obama and Vice President Biden’s “Now Is The Time” plan to improve school safety, reduce gun violence, and increase mental health services. The new competitive grant programs are: School Climate Transformation grants to school districts ($35,818,097), School Climate Transformation grants to states ($7,339,654), Project Prevent grants to school districts ($14,167,876), and School Emergency Management grants to states ($13,082,991). Read more.