Funding Resources

Teachers should check with their school or district funding coordinator for the best funding resources available for staff development. Possible funding sources may be PTO/PTA, and other local and state funding sources.

The U.S. Department of Education Grants

    The U.S. Department of Education (ED) is providing nearly $38 billion this year to states and school districts, primarily through formula-based grant programs, to improve elementary and secondary schools and meet the special needs of students. ED is providing about $2.5 billion to help strengthen teaching and learning in colleges and other postsecondary institutions and over $4 billion to support rehabilitation, adult education, research and development, statistics, and assessment. ED awards about $1.5 billion in contracts each year for goods and services necessary to carry out its mission.

Delta Kappa Gamma Educational Foundation/The Lucile Cornetet Professional Development Fund

    The Delta Kappa Gamma Educational Foundation and its Lucile Cornetet Professional Development Fund offer assistance to educators through Individual Awards for Professional Development three times per year. These awards are competitive and are available to all educators.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance

    The online Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance gives you access to a database of all Federal programs available to State and local governments (including the District of Columbia); federally-recognized Indian tribal governments; Territories (and possessions) of the United States; domestic public, quasi-public, and private profit and nonprofit organizations and institutions; specialized groups; and individuals.

NEA Foundation for the Improvement of Education

    The NEA Foundation supports a variety of efforts by teachers, education support professionals, and higher education faculty and staff to improve student learning in the nation's public schools, colleges, and universities. Grant funds may be used for fees, travel expenses, books, or other materials that enable applicants to learn subject matter, instructional approaches, and skills. Recipients are expected to exercise professional leadership by sharing their new learning with their colleagues.

Student Guide to Financial Aid

    The Student Guide is a comprehensive resource on student financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education. Grants, loans, and work-study are the three major forms of aid available through the Department's Federal Student Aid office. Updated each award year, The Student Guide tells you about the programs and how to apply for them.

Fund for Teachers

    Fund for Teachers enriches the personal and professional growth of teachers by recognizing and supporting them as they identify and pursue opportunities around the globe that will have the greatest impact on their practice, the academic lives of their students and on their school communities.

ED Grant Opportunities for Education allows organizations to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all Federal grant-making agencies. is THE single access point for over 900 grant programs offered by the 26 Federal grant-making agencies. The US Department of Health and Human Services is proud to be the managing partner for, an initiative that will have an unparalleled impact on the grant community.

The School Funding Center

    We have one goal at The School Funding Center: to help schools locate and apply for as much grant money as possible as quickly as possible. To do that we monitor over 4,000 grant sources to bring you every grant available to your district, your campuses, and your teachers.

Edutopia: The George Lucas Education Foundation

    The George Lucas Educational Foundation is a nonprofit operating foundation and is not a grant-making organization.


    Our number one goal at is to make life a little easier for those who devote their time to searching for education grants and identifying new funding opportunities for their organizations, schools, districts, consortia and state education agencies.

The Braitmayer Foundation

    The Foundation offers financial awards for preparation of and professional development opportunities for teachers, particularly those which encourage people of high ability and diverse background to enter and remain in K-12 teaching.

NCTM Mathematics Grants

    Established by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the Mathematics Education Trust Education Trust (MET) offers opportunities to expand your professional horizons! MET channels the generosity of contributors through the creation and funding of grants, awards, honors, and other projects that support the improvement of mathematics teaching and learning.

eSchool News Online Funding Resources

    Learn how and where to get needed funding through this technology solutions center connecting you to all the latest news, information, and resources on how today's educators are using technology to advance learning.
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