Monday, January 4, 2010

A $10,000 Prize For Writers!

There is a foundation that has an annual award that honors books which contribute to the understanding of racism or the appreciation of the diversity of human culture. Any work addressing issues of racial bias or human diversity may qualify.

The amount of the award is $10,000!

The deadline to apply is January 31st!

The foundation has a website where you can find out more information about this program that helps provide funding for writers.

Government grants for schools

Grants for schools

Grants for teachers

Free school grants

Free government money

Schools Receive Grant Money!

Government grant stimulus money is being used for schools!

Thanks to the federal stimulus program some individual schools are getting grants of up to $10,000 each for items on their “wish list” to help boost programs for special education students! The money is part of the roughly $16 million the school system is getting under the federal government’s economic stimulus program!

One of the grant programs serves economically disadvantaged children and the other grant program is aimed at students with disabilities.

Statewide, schools are getting more than $320 million in stimulus money through the two programs. To get the grant, each school must submit a proposal to help special education students excel. A school can get up to $10,000!

For example, one school is getting $10,000 worth of laptop computers. Another school wants a $9,900 mobile computer lab, and yet another school is getting $10,000 worth of educational software. In addition to grants to schools about $1.2 million in stimulus money is going for the purchase of books, training and educational software to help special education students improve their reading and math and become more physically active. Also special education teachers, speech therapists and others involved with special education are getting $500 in stimulus money each to buy instruction materials and supplies for their classrooms.

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