Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education

The U.S. Department of Education announces the release of the Fund for the Improvement of Post-secondary Education (FIPSE). The Comprehensive Program supports innovative grants and cooperative agreements to improve postsecondary education. It supports reforms, innovations, and significant improvements of postsecondary education that respond to problems of national significance and serve as national models.

Invitational Priorities:
1. Centers of excellence for teacher preparation as described in section 242 of the HEA.
2. University sustainability initiatives as described in section 881 of HEA.
3. Rural development initiatives for rural-serving colleges and universities as described in section 861 of HEA.
4. Initiatives to assist highly qualified minorities and women to acquire doctoral degrees in fields where they are underrepresented as described in section 807 of HEA.
5. Modeling and simulation programs as described in section 891 of HEA.
6. Higher education consortia to design and offer interdisciplinary programs that focus on poverty and human capability as described in section 74(a)(11) of HEA.
7. Innovative postsecondary models to improve college matriculation and graduation rates, including activities to facilitate transfer of credits between institutions of higher education, alignment of curricula on a state or multi-state level between high schools and colleges and between two-year and four-year postsecondary programs, dual enrollment and articulation agreements and partnerships between high schools and community colleges, and partnerships between K-12 organizations and colleges for college pathway programs.
8. Activities to develop or enhance educational partnerships and cross-cultural cooperation between postsecondary educational institutions in the United States and similar institutions in Haiti.

Amount: $750,000

Date due: July 29, 2010

For more information, click here.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

BIC 4 GOOD Grant Program

Young people who have created a sustainable community action project, program, or organization that they want to expand are invited to apply for a BIC 4 GOOD Grant.

Administered by Do Something, the BIC 4 GOOD Grant program is designed to support established programs and organizations that have impact, proven sustainability, and measurable success. Competitive applicants must be self-driven, unique, and community-oriented.

The program will award ten grants of $2,000 each and one grand prize of $5,000.

Applicants must be 25 or under and a U.S. or Canadian citizen.

Date due: June 15, 2010

For more information, click here.

PGE Foundation Grants

The PGE Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life in Oregon by awarding grants in the areas of education, healthy families, and arts and culture. In the education category, the Foundation supports a wide range of programs, from preschool through college. In the healthy families category, the focus is on organizations that work to promote services in all areas of health, including hunger, mental health, homelessness, domestic violence, health care, etc. In the arts and culture category, the Foundation strives to educate all ages through the support of arts curriculum development as well as a variety of cultural performances.

Amount: Varies

Date due: The remaining 2010 deadlines for letters of inquiry are July 13 and November 16.

For more information, click here.