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GRANTS AND FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES Ash Center: Innovations in American GovernmentThe Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government Innovations in American Government awards are given annually to programs that serve as examples of creative and effective government at its best. Maximum award: $100,000 to support replication and dissemination activities. Eligibility: all units of government, federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial, within the United States. Deadline: March 15, 2012.
http://www.innovationsaward.harvard.edu/ Writers in the Schools: Sarah Mook Memorial Poetry ContestThe Sarah Mook Memorial Poetry Contest acknowledges, encourages, and rewards the efforts of student poets. It is the goal of this outreach to inspire and acknowledge young poets. Maximum award: $100. Eligibility: students K-12. Deadline: March 31, 2012.
http://www.a2pwebdesign.com/poetrywits/poetrycontest/sarahmook.htm Presidential Awards for Excellence in Math and Science TeachingThe Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching are among the nation's highest honors for teachers of mathematics and science and recognize highly qualified teachers for their contributions in the classroom and to their profession. Maximum award: $10,000; a paid trip for two to Washington, D.C. to attend a series of recognition events and professional development opportunities; a citation signed by the President of the United States. Eligibility: U.S. citizens teaching grades K-6 in a public or private school with 5 years experience teaching math or science. Nomination deadline: April 1, 2012. http://www.paemst.org/controllers/about.cfc?method=view <http://www.paemst.org/controllers/about.cfc?method=view>
Lemelson-MIT InvenTeamsThe Lemelson-MIT Program is dedicated to supporting and encouraging invention, and seeks to inspire students and rising inventors. InvenTeams are teams of high school students, teachers, and mentors that receive grants to invent technological solutions to real-world problems. Each InvenTeam chooses its own problem to solve. Maximum award: $10,000. Eligibility: high school science, mathematics, and technology teachers at public, private, and vocational schools and their students. Deadline: April 6, 2012.
http://web.mit.edu/inventeams/about.html Libri Foundation: Books for Children GrantsThe Libri Foundation Books for Children Grants donate new, quality, hardcover children's books for small, rural, public libraries across the country. Maximum award: varies. Eligibility: Libraries should be in a rural area, have a limited operating budget, and an active children's department. The average total operating budget of a Books for Children grant recipient must be less than $40,000. Deadline: May 15, 2012.
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