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Grants & Scholarships


The MEA/NEA offer grants throughout the year to help our educators build their skills. In addition, the MEA encourages you to apply for other grants from partnering organizations or companies that are committed to enriching the lives of educators and making our public schools great. The following are current grant opportunities:

MEA/NEA Grants

Members are Leaders Grants will award $500 in grants to local associations to: enhance the quality of education in public schools, equalize educational opportunities for students in public education; support professional development of members; and encourage participation in local association activities.
Download application here
Get your entry in by: December 19, 2014

Human, Civil Rights, and Cultural Affairs Grants will award up to $2,000 in grants for local associations to: enhance the quality of education in public schools, equalize educational opportunities for students in public education, support Human, Civil Rights and Cultural Affairs development of members/students; encourage participation in local association activities; enhance, broaden, or improve HCR issues in public schools.
Download application here
Get your entry in by: December 19, 2014

Leroy Lambert Political Action Grant will award up to $200 to local associations to develop and implement a political action program in their schools/community that: aid in the election of friends of education to local office; serve as innovative models to other MEA affiliates; increase membership involvement and participation in the educator political action process at the local level.
Download application here
Get your entry in by: December 19, 2014

NEA Foundation Student Achievement Grants

MEA-R Grant

Anne Sheehan Honor Grant - The Maine Education Association-Retired is sponsoring an honor grant through the legacy of Anne Sheehan, a former member of MEA-R. The $1500 grant will be awarded for the 2015-2016 academic year, and may be used to defray any expenses incurred.
Download application here
Get your entry in by: February 6, 2015

Additional Grants

California Casualty Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant
The grant program was created to offset severe budget cuts that have forced public high schools across the nation to decrease, eliminate or implement fees for their sporting programs – leaving some students sitting on the sidelines unable to participate. Schools demonstrating the most need will receive grants in amounts of $1,000 to $3,000.
To Apply: www.calcasathleticsgrant.com
Deadline: January 15, 2015

California Casualty Academic Award
These ongoing $2,500 Academic Awards will go to K-12 public school teachers to assist with out of pocket expenses.
To Apply: http://www.calcasacademicaward.com 

California Casualty School Lounge Makeover
Revamp and recharge your school lounge with a $7,500 grant.
To Apply: www.schoolloungemakeover.com


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