Thursday, February 21, 2013


The Junior League of Austin's Aide for Better Classroom (ABC) Grant deadline has been extended to March 4th, 2013!!!!

Apply now!

Description: The ABC Grants Program enables classroom teachers the ability to introduce original curriculum-enhancing activities into the classroom-activities that might otherwise be unattainable due to continued budget constraints. 
Award: $1,000.
Deadline: March 4th, 2013.  

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

2013-2014 Sustainability Grants Program Announcement

2013-2014 Sustainability Grants Program Announcement
Open to accredited K-12 schools in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries' Environmental Education Commission (LEEC) is now accepting proposals for their 2013-2014 Sustainability Grants program. These grants are designed to encourage student learning via sustainability initiatives in EPA Region 6 K-12 schools. Proposals to be considered are those within a specific school campus that will both actively engage students and result in a more sustainable facility. Project funds are provided via a grant from the EPA Office of Environmental Education Sub-Grants Program to LDWF.

General Information:

        Application Deadline is March 15, 2013
        Grant awards are not to exceed $5000.00
        Applications will be accepted via electronic submission only.
        All applications will undergo an anonymous and competitive grant review process.
Sustainability Grant Guidelines
Sustainability Grant Application
For more information on our grants program or the
2013 Environmental Education Symposium, visit our website at:

Friday, February 8, 2013

Ashoka¹s Youth Venture

Ashoka¹s Youth Venture, in partnership with the Consumer Bankers Foundation (CBF) Foundation and banks from all across the U.S., is excited to announce the launch of the 2nd Banking on Youth competition!

This exciting competition provides youth a wonderful opportunity to showcase their exceptional ideas for benefiting society and creating positive social change! Youth between the ages 13-22 are invited to share their ideas for sustainable ventures that will directly benefit society through an entry form from now until March 15, 2013 for a for the chance to win $1,000 seed money, a trip to the Ashoka Future Forum, and two grand prizes of $5,000 and $15,000!!

The next 10 youth that apply before February 15th will be given an Amazon Gift Card. 

If you have any question or would like additional information, please contact Romina Laouri at

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Austin Creative Classroom Fund applications now Available !

Applications for the Austin Creative Classroom Fund (ACCF) are now available for teachers and school staff! The ACCF Fund exists to support the development of arts-rich schools in the Austin Independent School District and to expand creative learning opportunities for students. 

The fund offers three funding levels:

Targeted Project Grants (typically $500 - $10,000): Strategic grants funding targeted outcomes usually modest in scope and scale, often impacting one or more grade levels, subject areas or a specific subset of the school’s population. These grants are the easiest to apply for and receive with simple post-project reporting requirements.

Creative Catalyst Grants (typically $10,000 – $30,000): Medium scale grants designed to catalyze a program or an initiative that results in a significant impact for the campus. Typically these grants will provide the resources to take an existing program to the next level or start an important new initiative. Successful Creative Catalyst grants will consider sustainability of the project after this grant cycle and be subject to higher post-project reporting requirements. Typically, only a few Creative Catalyst grants will be awarded, therefore this will be a very competitive category.

Transformational Grants (typically $30,000 – $100,000): Large scale grants that have the potential to transform a campus through creative learning. This funding category supports innovative approaches that have the capacity to improve quality of creative learning for all students at a campus. Successful Transformational Grants will consider sustainability of the project after the grant cycle and be subject to the strictest post-project reporting requirements. Only one or two of these grants will be awarded, making this the most competitive category.

Deadline : Friday, March 22, 2013 (midnight).

For More Information, please visit :