The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation offers Mini-Grants to public schools, public libraries, and public preschool programs in the United States and its territories to support creative programs that can be enacted by students with their teachers or librarians.  Awards up to $500 are given to eligible organizations to provide creative, innovative programs that support or extend the Common Core Standards in education. Programs may serve children from preschool to grade 12.  Applications must be received by March 15 of each year.  For more information, click here.

The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities has announced guidelines for National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards. The Committee looks for programs that nurture creativity, teach new skills, and build young peoples' self-confidence; schools and nonprofit education groups are eligible to apply.  Twelve programs will receive $10,000 awards. Deadline is February 2, 2015.  For more information, click here.

The Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations Implementation Grants program provides support for museums, libraries, historic places, and other public programs in the humanities. The grants support exhibitions at public venues, interpretations of historic places, book/film discussion programs, living history presentations, and other face-to-face programs at public venues.  Deadline is January 14, 2015 for projects beginning August 2015.  For more information, click here.

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