National Grants

This page lists national grant opportunities.  See below for details…

Education First/NoVo Foundation Grant

Education First, in partnership with the NoVo Foundation, once again seeks applications for teacher-led and district-level projects that foster students’ social and emotional learning skills. They will award up to $5,000 to individual teachers or groups to implement an innovative project in their classrooms and/or schools in the 2019-2020 school year, and up to $25,000 per year for district-level awardees. The deadline for applications is March 22.

Learn more and apply for the grant

Identifying Potential Funding Sources for SEL through ESSA

The RAND Corporation has published a research report called “Social Emotional Learning Interventions under the Every Student Succeeds Act.” Chapter Two of this research report focuses on how schools can use ESSA Funding to support work in SEL and School Culture and Climate. Federal funds under the following titles can be used to address SEL with both students and staff:

  • Title I: Schools with large populations of low-income students can select interventions that target the social and emotional well-being of these students.
  • Title II: These funds support the retention and professional development of teachers. Schools can implement programs that train teachers in delivering SEL, as well as support their own educators’ social-emotional health.
  • Title IV: Funds programs that support safe and healthy students and a well-rounded education.

Document Citation:  Grant, Sean, Laura S. Hamilton, Stephani L. Wrabel, Celia J. Gomez, Anamarie Whitaker, Jennifer T. Leschitz, Fatih Unlu, Emilio R. Chavez-Herrerias, Garrett Baker, Mark Barrett, Mark Harris, and Alyssa Ramos, Social and Emotional Learning Interventions Under the Every Student Succeeds Act: Evidence Review. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 2017. Also available in print form.