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NWEA: Educators for Equity Program

Deadline: June 11, 2021

The Educators for Equity Program helps foster growth for students in the U.S. who face systemic barriers to academic opportunities. Grants are provided to educators so they can better support students and help eliminate inequity in education. Applications will be evaluated based on the following considerations:

* Populations served: Extent to which the program supports students who face systemic barriers to academic opportunities, including students who identify as Black or African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, or Asian/Pacific Islander; students learning English and speaking a language other than English fluently; and students experiencing economic disadvantage
* Evidence base: Justification of an evidence-based, high quality program focused on facilitating the academic development of students
* Equity mission: Alignment with the priority to remove systemic barriers to academic success for economically disadvantaged students and/or students of color
* Cultural relevance: Evidence of culturally relevant fit of the program based on the community/populations served
* Academic focus: Explicitly focused on improving academic opportunities and outcomes for students served

The committee will also consider the extent to which grant awards will go to program operations versus supplies and materials (including software licenses). Funding is not intended for the primary purpose of purchasing supplies and materials or professional development.

Amount: Five grants ranging up to $10,000 will be awarded.

Eligibility: Recipient must be a U.S. school serving students from pre-K through 12th grade and either: (i) be a public school; or (ii) have an IRS determination letter of Section 501(c)(3) status.

Link: https://www.nwea.org/our-mission/educators-for-equity/

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