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Funding,  April 03, 2007

Jordan Fundamentals Announces Restructured Educational Grant Program

"The Jordan Fundamentals Grant Program was established with proceeds from the Jordan Brand, a division of Nike, Inc., to recognize outstanding teaching and instructional creativity in U.S. public schools that serve economically disadvantaged students.

As part of the program's restructuring, grants will be targeted at selected geographic areas and grade levels, and will be made at multi-tier funding levels. Grants will be provided at the following levels:

Innovation Grants: A minimum of two hundred small grants, averaging $2,500 each, will be awarded to individual teachers or paraprofessionals to support the development of more effective approaches or implementation of traditional strategies to engage students and foster improved outcomes at the classroom level.

Inspiration Grants: Medium-sized grants, averaging $10,000 each, may be awarded to teams of teachers to support scaling-up the implementation of approaches developed with Innovation Grants that hold promise for scalability and being replicated. Multi-year funding for Inspiration Grants will require evidence of sustainability.

Applicants must be public school teachers or paraprofessionals working with students in grades one through 12. At least 50 percent of the school's student population must be eligible for the free or reduced school lunch program.

Visit the Jordan Fundamentals Grant Program Web site for a list of eligible cities, program guidelines, and application instructions."

Referred by: Foundation Center
Posted by wrivenburgh on April 03, 2007 | Funding