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17 September, 2012



International Reading Association Has Various Grant and Award Opportunities
Available


Corning Incorporated Foundation
The Corning Incorporated Foundation develops and administers projects in support
of educational, cultural, community and selected national organizations. Corning's areas of
involvement in education have included community service programs for students, curriculum
enrichment, student scholarships, facility improvement, and instructional technology projects
for the classroom. Grants are primarily made toward initiatives which improve the quality of
life in and near locations where Corning Incorporated is an active corporate citizen. Each year,
the Foundation makes approximately 225 grants totaling about $2,250,000.

Corning has plants or offices in Alaska, California, Colorado, Florida, Kentucky, Maine,
Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania,
South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and Washington, D.C.

NO Deadline


The International Reading Association , an organization dedicated to promoting levels of
literacy and quality reading instruction, honors outstanding achievement in literacy and
reading instruction with several award and grants programs. The Association's programs
include:

        Children's Literature Awards
        Council Programs and Awards
        International Reading Association Literacy Award
        Media Awards
        Professional Development Awards
        Research Awards and Grants
        Service Awards
        Teachers' Awards and Grants
Interested Applicants should visit the Association's Web site for program guidelines and
application information.
Contact:
Link to RFP

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Appalachian Regional Commission Announces Deadline for Entrepreneurship
Education Award

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) is accepting applications for its first Appalachian
Youth Entrepreneurship Education "Springboard" Award.

The $2,000 prizes will be awarded to as many as six outstanding business-training programs
targeted for young people, elementary school age through high school, who reside in rural
areas of Appalachia.

Eligible programs may be affiliated with public schools, private nonprofit educational
institutions, community service organizations, local development districts or community action
agencies. All programs must serve young people within the 13-state Appalachian Region. For-
profit organizations and private individuals are not eligible to apply.

Complete guidelines and application materials are available at the program's Web site or by
contacting the program's offices.

Contact:
Deann Reed
Appalachian Regional Commission
1666 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20009-1068
Tel: (202) 884-7786
E-mail: dreed@arc.gov
Link to RFP




Posted: December 7, 2001
Deadline: March 1, 2002

BellSouth Foundation Accepting Applications for Opportunity Grants

The BellSouth Foundation works to improve education in the South and other communities
where BellSouth operates by "stimulating fundamental change in education institutions and
systems that will result in active learning and improved life chances for all students."

The BellSouth Foundation will invest the majority of its grantmaking funds for 2001-2005 in
special initiatives through a targeted request for proposal process. A limited number of
Opportunity Grants are available for unsolicited proposals that may not fit within the
parameters of a specific BellSouth Foundation initiative, but that appear likely to add value to
the foundation's work within that priority area. In general, Opportunity Grants will be awarded
to programs or projects that: mesh tightly with one of the foundation's strategies; appear to
be interesting and valuable endeavors; offer a complementary strategy for the foundation's
other work; offer a new and innovative approach to a priority issue; provide a supportive
policy-level effort to supplement a foundation priority; or serve as a collaborative practice for
a foundation initiative.
The BellSouth Foundation focuses on education reform activities that will have an impact on a
substantial number of students in school systems or post-secondary institutions, or across
communities, states or regions. Therefore, the foundation generally does not fund single-
school programs, programs with an isolated focus, or community projects that do not have an
education entity at the center.

For complete eligibility information and application guidelines, see the BellSouth Foundation
Web site.

Contact:
BellSouth Foundation
E-mail: grants.manager@bellsouth.com
Link to RFP




Posted: September 21, 2001
Deadline: February 15, 2002

Awards Available to Promote Use of Information Technology in Higher Education

Educause is a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by
promoting the intelligent use of information technology.

Educause offers award programs designed to recognize individual efforts and foster sharing of
information about meritorious professional practices in the field. Nominations are currently
being accepted for the following awards:

The Educause Leadership Awards program recognizes prominent individual leaders within the
field of higher education information technology management for significant achievement and
broad influence. Awards may be given in any of the following categories: Excellence in
Leadership (for lifetime achievement), Leadership in the Profession, Leadership in Information
Technologies, and Leadership in Public Policy and Practice. Contributions are made to
scholarship funds of the winner's choice in the amount of $5,000 for the Excellence in
Leadership Award, and $2,000 for the other three Leadership awards. (Deadline: February 15,
2002.)

Educause also offers awards for institutional achievement, including: Award for Systemic
Progress in Teaching and Learning; Excellence in Networking: Innovation in Network
Technology, Services, and Management; Excellence in Information Technology Solutions; and
Excellence in Administrative Information Systems.

Please see the Educause Web site for complete program descriptions on these and other
award and fellowship programs.

Contact:
Educause Offices
1150 18th Street, NW, Suite 1010
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202) 872-4200
Fax: (202) 872-4318
E-mail: info@educause.edu
Link to RFP




Dollar General
Dollar General's mission is "Supporting Literacy and Youth Development Initiatives that Promote Self
Sufficiency" within the 24 states that they do business. Common areas of support for Dollar General include
adult education and literacy, mentoring, and youth education, literacy, and self-esteem programs. Applying
for funding can be done online or applications can be submitted via the U.S. Postal Service. Click for
information that should be included in your proposal. Most grant awards do not exceed $20,000. Before
requesting a larger grant, it is suggested that prospective applicants call the company and discuss the project
prior to submitting a proposal. There are no deadlines. For more information, call (615) 263-6816.

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