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21st Century Community Learning Centers

Deadline: Varies, check site.

 The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program is designed to extend the school day and/or year to meet state and local student academic achievement standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and mathematics.   21st CCLCs offer students an array of additional services, programs, and activities such as: youth development activities; drug and violence prevention programs; counseling programs; art, music, and recreation programs; technology education programs; and character education programs that are designed to reinforce and complement the regular academic program of participating students. Youth initiatives can use the funds to coordinate with providers offering a wide range of activities for youth, including financial literacy training, mentoring, and other enrichment activities


Grants are awarded to State educational agencies, which in turn manage statewide competitions and award grants to eligible entities. Eligible entities are all local educational agencies, community-based organizations, another public or private entity, or a partnership of two or more of such entities that serve schools with a high concentration of low-income youth. Faith-based organizations are eligbile to apply, with regulations.

Record Updated: Tue, 27 Apr 2010

Agricultural Science Education

Deadline: This year's deadline (12/8) has passed, check site.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture seeks to assist eligible entities, through grants and technical assistance, in implementing farm-to-school programs that improve access to local foods in eligible schools. Grants range from $20,000 - $100,000.


Schools, state and local agencies, Indian tribal organizations, small- and medium-sized agricultural producers, and nonprofits. Eligible schools are defined as preK-12 school food authorities, nonprofit private schools, charter schools, Indian tribal schools, and others that participate in the National School Lunch or Breakfast Programs.

Record Updated: Tue, 17 Oct 2017

Abstinence Education Program

Deadline: Varies, check site.

The Abstinence Education Grant provides funding to States and Territories for abstinence education, mentoring, counseling and adult supervision to promote abstinence from sexual activity. Projects focus on those groups most likely to bear children out of wedlock, including youth who are homeless, in foster care, live in rural areas or geographic areas with high teen birth rates, or come from racial or ethnic minority groups with disparities in teen birth rates.


State governments, County governments, City or township governments, Independent school districts, Hospitals and Clinics, State controlled institutions of higher education, Native American tribal governments, and Public Housing authority.


Record Updated: Thu, 23 Feb 2017

America Walks: Community Change Micro Grants

Deadline: This year's deadline (11/10) has passed, check site.

This program awards up to $1,500 to fund or help to catalyze smaller-scale, low-cost projects and programs that increase the prevalence of walking, expand the diversity of people and organizations working to advance walkability, and help to make walking safer, easier, and more fun for all community members. (From webpage). Grantees have included community schools, YMCAs, health centers, cities, parks and more. Keep youth and residents physically active with health and wellness projects dedicated to keeping people walking in their communities.


Non-profit organization

Record Updated: Thu, 4 Jan 2018

American Honda Foundation

Deadline: This year's deadline (2/1) has passed, check site.

With the mission to help meet the needs of American society in the areas of youth and scientific education by awarding grants to nonprofits, while strategically assisting communities in deriving long-term benefits, the American Honda Foundation 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, forward-thinking, scientific, humanistic and innovative. The America Honda Foundation supports youth education with a specific focus on the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects in addition to the environment. $20,000-$75,000


Take a quiz to see if your organization qualifies for a grant from Honda here.

Record Updated: Tue, 18 Dec 2018

AmeriCorps State and National Grants

Deadline: Varies, check site.

AmeriCorps provides trained dedicated volunteers to public agencies, nonprofits and faith-based organizations to help those organizations accomplish more. AmeriCorps members tutor and mentor youth, teach computer skills, and run after-school programs.


State governments, tribes, territories, national nonprofit organizations, professional corps and multi-state organizations are eligible to apply for grants.

A thorough description of eligibility requirements can be found here

Arts in Education

Deadline: Varies, check site.

For organizations, the NEA funds projects only. Projects may consist of one or more specific events or activities. Projects do not have to be new. Excellent existing projects can be just as competitive as new activities. Projects do not need to be big either; we welcome small projects that can make a difference in their community or field.


To be eligible, the applicant organization must: Meet the National Endowment for the Arts’ "Legal Requirements" including nonprofit, tax-exempt status at the time of application. (All organizations must apply directly on their own behalf. Applications through a fiscal sponsor are not allowed. See more information on fiscal sponsors.) Have a three-year history of programming prior to the application deadline. Have submitted acceptable Final Report packages by the due date(s) for all National Endowment for the Arts grant(s) previously received.

California Casualty

Deadline: This year's deadline (1/15) has passed, check site.

California Casualty requests applications for the 2019 Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant program. The program provides support to public middle and high school sports programs negatively impacted by reduced budgets. Grants range from $1,000-$3,000. 


Public middle and high schools whose athletics programs are in jeopardy and in great need of funding in all states except: AK, HI, MA, MI, NY, WI.

Record Updated: Tue, 18 Dec 2018

Chafee Foster Care Independence Program

Deadline: Varies, check site.

Grants assist states and localities in establishing and carrying out programs to assist youth aging out of the foster care system. Intended beneficiaries are youth up to the ages of 21 for whom foster care maintenance payments are or have been made by the state.

Grants may be used to assist youth under 18: 1) make the transition to self-sufficiency; 2) receive education, training, and healthservices; 3) obtain employment; 4) prepare for and enter post-secondary training and educational institutions; and 5) provide personal and emotional support to youth through mentors and the promotion of interactions with dedicated adults. Grants also may be used to provide financial, housing, counseling, employment, education, and other appropriate support and services to former foster care recipients for up to five years and/or their 23rd birthday. Youth initiatives may use these funds to support activities that assist foster care youth make the transition to adulthood and self-sufficiency.


This program is intended to serve: youth who are likely to remain in foster care until age 18; youth who were adopted or under kinship guardianship at age 16 or older; and young adults ages 18–21 who have aged out of the foster care system.

For detailed eligibility information, you must contact your state’s Child Welfare Agency directly. You can find the State Independent Living and Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Coordinator list here

Record Updated: Fri, 30 Jun 2017

Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

Deadline: Varies, check site.

CACFP provides aid to child and adult care institutions and family or group day care homes for the provision of nutritious foods that contribute to the wellness, healthy growth, and development of young children. 


Community-based programs that offer enrichment activities for at-risk children and youth, 18 and under, after the regular school day ends, can provide free meals and snacks through CACFP. Programs must be offered in areas where at least 50 percent of the children are eligible for free and reduced price meals based upon school data.

For eligibility requirements and state specific information, click here

Record Updated: Wed, 29 Mar 2017