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Columbus City Schools Grant Information
Getting Started
All competitive grants must go through the Columbus City Schools Grants Approval Process prior to applying. 
The Grants Office has developed the Grants Review Committee to review grant applications for accuracy, clarity, grammar, and spelling to ensure that it aligns with the District Goals.
The Grants Review Committee's remaining monthly meeting dates for this school year are:
March 14, 2017
April 11, 2017
May 9, 2017
June 13, 2017 
If you have any questions, contact the Grants Office at 365-5733.
Grant Application
Featured Grant Opportunities
Ezra Jack Keats Foundation
Scope: The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation requests proposals for the Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grants program.
The program provides funds to help educators and librarians design and implement a creative program for their school or library.
Deadline: March 31, 2017
Funds: Grants up to $500
Eligibility: Public schools, public libraries, and public preschool programs.
Areas: A program proposed by a school or library should support or extend the basic curriculum by providing an experience, activity, or project not otherwise offered.
Contact: Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, 450 14th St., Brooklyn, NY 11215-5705
Email: foundation@ezra-jack-keats.org
Web: www.ezra-jack-keats.org/section/ezra-jack-keats-mini-grant-program-for-public-libraries-public-schools 
Teachers' Dream Grant
The district is pleased to announce the eleventh year of funding for the Teachers' Dream Grant.  the Teachers' Dream Grant will provide individual grants ranging from $500 to $5,000 to Columbus City Schools' teachers to assist in improving teaching and learning in CCS.  This is an excellent opportunity for interested teachers to acquire resources to support an innovative project to increase student achievement.  Because this is a district sponsored grant, applicants will not need to submit a Grant Approval Form to apply, but will need their principal's or supervisor's approval.  Each principal/supervisor will receive an email after the application is submitted.  All grant applications are due online before 4:00 p.m. on April 12, 2017.  To apply for the Teachers' Dream Grant, click on the following link:
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Voya Foundation
Scope: The Voya Foundation provides support for programs working to help create financially resilient youths.
Deadline: Rolling
Funds: Varies by request, but must be a minimum of $2,500.
Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations.
Areas: Funding is available to:
  • Provide innovative and expeiential K-8 STEM learning opportunities to promote an early interest in STEM career fields and improve teachers' capabilities in STEM.
  • Provide financial education curriculum to grade 9-12 students focused on navigating major financial milestones, including student debt, credit, home ownership, financial products and services capability, and family needs.
The foundation also accepts grant proposals from organizations providing STEM training and education opportunities to current or aspiring K-12 teachers.
Email: voyafoundation@voya.com
Web: http://corporate.voya.com/corporate-responsibility/investing-communities/voya-foundation-grants 
National Weather Association
Scope: The National Weather Association requests applications for the Sol Hirsch Education Fund Grants program.
The program provides funds to educators to help improve the education of their students, school, and/or community in the science of meterology.
Deadline: June 1.  Grant application period will open in late February or early March.
Funds: Grants up to $750.
Eligibility: Teachers, program directors, school district supervisors, and other individuals or groups proposing to improve the education of K-12 students in meterology.
Areas: Funds may be used to:
  • Purchase scientific materials and/or equipment for the classroom, school, or community.
  • Begin new school and/or community science outreach and education programs.
  • Enhance and/or expand existing meteorolgy and science education programs.
  • Attend accredited courses, workshops, and/or conferences related to meteorology that will significantly enhance educator's teaching activities.
Contact: National Weather Association, 3100 Monitor Ave., Suite 123, Norman, OK 73072; (405) 701-5167
Web: http://nwas.org/scholarship-grants/nwa-sol-hirsch-education-fund-grants 
Educational Council Foundation Legacy Fund
The Columbus Foundation requests proposals from eligible applicants for grants under the Educational Council Foundation Legacy Fund Awards, as set forth in the grant guidelines below.
RFP Guidelines
  1. Deadlines for grant proposals is Friday, April 21, by 5:00 p.m.
  2. Proposals must be submitted via email to smoore@columbusfoundation.org
  3. For more information or questions, please contact Steven Moore at smoore@columbusfoundation.org or 614-251-4000. 
Additional Grant Opportunities
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Contact Information
State and Federal Funds
Columbus Education Center (CEC)
270 E. State Street
Ph: 614-365-5733
Fax: 614-365-6725
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NOTE: All communications and Information regarding business/school partnerships, the partnership registration process, donations and foundations should be directed to Krista Bower at Linmoor Education Center, 365-8869.
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