For K-8 Public School Educators. Sponsored by Nickelodeon and the NEA Foundation, NEA Foundation-Nickelodeon Big Help Grants provide up to $5,000 to K-8 public school educators in the United States.
The Big Help Grants program is dedicated to the development and implementation of ideas, techniques, and approaches to addressing four key concerns — environmental awareness, health and wellness, students’ right to a quality public education, and active community involvement. The grants target these four concerns as areas of great promise in helping students in the twenty-first century develop a global awareness that encourages and enables them to make a difference in their world.
Applicants must be practicing U.S public school teachers or public school education support professionals. Grant funds may be used for resource materials, supplies, equipment, transportation, technology, or scholars-in-residence.
The application process is the same as for the NEA Foundation’s Student Achievement grants. Applicants should specify that their request is for the Big Help Grants program in their application.
For complete program guidelines, eligibility restrictions, and application procedures, see the NEA Foundation-Nickelodeon Big Help Grants page at the NEA Foundation Web site.