National Education Group Rolls Out Early Ed Competition Opens

Private Funder: National PTA; Opportunity: 2017 Smart from the Start Grants; Funding Focus: Education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Pre-schools, schools and nonprofits; Funding: $45,000 (a winning preschool will be awarded $20,000 and 10 runners-up will each receive $2,500); Deadline:  March 2.

Summary: Grants help teachers to improve their school’s Pre-K program and a selection of books appropriate to the Pre-K curriculum. Early childhood education centers and schools with a Pre-K program are eligible to apply.

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About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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