Monday, September 10, 2007

Grants Available for American Public and Private Schools and/or Districts That Teach Character Education

From The Foundation Center...

Character Education Partnership Accepting Applications for National Schools of Character Awards

Deadline: December 3, 2007

Every year, the Character Education Partnership ( http://character.org/ ) names ten public and private schools and districts (K-12) as National Schools of Character for their outstanding work in character education. The purpose of the awards program is to honor these exemplars, showcase their work, and help them to inspire and lead others.

With support from the John Templeton Foundation ( http://templeton.org/ ), 2008 NSOC award recipients will receive a $20,000 grant: $10,000 to enhance their program and $10,000 to provide outreach to other educators. Once selected as a National School or District of Character, winners will develop an approved plan for conducting outreach activities, to include providing staff development or mentoring for another school or district.

To be eligible, a school must have been engaged in character education for a minimum of three full years, starting no later than December 2004 for the 2008 awards. Districts need to have been engaged in character education for a minimum of four full years, starting no later than December 2003. Schools must have a minimum of 175 students to apply. Smaller administrative units that maintain a separate identity within a large district may apply in the district category (e.g., a school pyramid or cluster).

Visit the NSOC page on the CEP Web site for complete program information. RFP Link: http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/10008783/character

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