DoEd Program to Improve Classroom Civics Instruction

Agency: Education Dept. – Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII); Program: – Presidential and Congressional Academies for American History and Civics (CFDA Number: 84.422A); Eligibility: Schools, governments, education and community-based organizations and nonprofits; Funding (estimated): $2.8 million for four awards (no match required); Deadline: TBA (expect a NOVA in April with a June deadline).

Summary: In the past, the program supported the establishment of: (1) Presidential Academies for the Teaching of American History and Civics that offer workshops for both veteran and new teachers to strengthen their knowledge of American history and civics; and (2) Congressional Academies for Students of American History and Civics that provide high school students with opportunities to develop a broader and deeper understanding of these subjects.

Info: (most recent NOFA); Julius Cotton 202/245-6288 or Christine Miller, (202) 260-7350; (email).

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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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