Please direct all questions related to technology funding and grant opportunities to Dell Griffin Quary , E-Rate and Grants Developer at (863) 647-4253; extension 53328.

American Honda Foundation

Program Description: The American Honda Foundation supports education with a specific focus on the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM); the environment; job training; and literacy. It engages in grant making that reflects the basic tenets, beliefs, and philosophies of Honda companies, which are characterized by the following qualities: imaginative, creative, youthful, scientific, humanistic, and innovative. The foundation seeks proposals from programs that have a well-defined sense of purpose, a commitment to making the best use of available resources, a reputation for accomplishing their objectives, innovative and creative methods, a broad scope, a high potential for success, dedication to improving the human condition of all mankind, financial and administrative soundness, and an urgent need of funding from a priority basis. Applications must be submitted online.

Eligibility: Public Schools: Eligible applicants are pubic school districts and public elementary and secondary schools with a program focused on youth ages birth to 21 and scientific education.

Award(s): Awards range from $20,000 to $75,000 over a one-year period.

Deadline(s):For new applicants, applications are due February 1 and August 1,annually. For returning applicants, applications are due May 1, annually.

Focus: Engineering, Environmental Education, STEM, Technology, Vocational Education

Grade Level(s): Higher Ed, 9-12, PreK, K-2, 3-5, 6-8

Content Area(s): Mathematics, Science

21st Century

Themes and Skills:

Contact: American Honda Foundation Website:

1919 Torrance Blvd.

Mailstop 100-1W-5A

Torrance, CA 90501

Phone: 310.781.4091


NEA Foundation Learning & Leadership Grants

Program:  The NEA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the National Education Association, is a public charity supported by contributions from educators' dues, corporate sponsors, and others. The foundation supports student success by helping public school educators work with key partners to build strong systems of shared responsibility.   As part of an effort to achieve this goal, the foundation is inviting applications for its Learning and Leadership Grants program. The program provides grants to public school teachers, public education support professionals, and/or faculty and staff in public institutions of higher education to fund participation in high-quality professional development experiences such as summer institutes or action research; or grants to groups to fund collegial study, including study groups, action research, lesson study, or mentoring experiences for faculty or staff new to an assignment.

Deadline: Applications may be submitted at any time. Applicants are encouraged to plan ahead. Applications are reviewed three times per year, every year.

  • Application Received By: February 1 Notification by: April 15
  • Application Received By: June 1 Notification by: September 15
  • Application Received By: October 15 Notification by: January 15

Eligibility:  PreK-12 Public school educators/ education support professionals - Education support professionals can be classified as: para-educators, school bus drivers, maintenance and custodial staff, food services staff, school nurses and student services workers, clerical and office assistants, school security officers, and technicians.  Preference will be given to members of the National Education Association.

Note:  Administrators may not apply for Learning & Leadership grants, nor may they act as the partner applicant. Employees, members of the board of directors, and immediate family members of the staff and board of the NEA Foundation are not eligible to receive grants. Employees of the National Education Association are not eligible to receive grants.

Award:  $2,000 for individuals and $5,000 for groups All applications for the $5,000 group grants must include partner information.

Contact: For complete program guidelines, an FAQ, information about previous grantees, and application instructions, see the NEA Foundation For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the ASM Materials Education Foundation website:


Ezra Jack Keats Foundation

Program Description:An Ezra Jack Keats (EJK) mini grant is intended to support projects that foster creative expression, collaboration, and interaction with a diverse community. To that end, the program awards grants of up to $500 to help educators create special activities outside the standard curriculum and make time to encourage their students. Projects funded in the past include murals, pen pal groups, quilts, theater productions, newspapers and other publications, intergenerational activities, and programs that bring disparate communities together.

Deadline: March 31, 2018

Eligibility: PreK-12 Public schools are eligible. Not eligible:Private schools, parochial schools, charter schools. Only one application from a school will be considered.

Award: EJK Mini-Grant offers funding of up to $500

Contact: Complete program guidelines, a video tutorial for applicants, and the application form are available at the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation website:


If you require any type of accommodation to complete the application process due to a disability, please call the Human Resource Services Division at (863) 534-0781. If you are deaf or hard of hearing, please contact the Polk County School District by calling Florida Relay Service at 1-800-955- 8771.