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Grants to USA, Canada, and International School Districts,
Public Institutions, and IHEs to Support Geography Education

Grant for the Enhancement of Geographic Literacy

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National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)

Deadline Date:

10/24/21

Description:

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Grants of $2,500 to USA, Canada, and International school districts, public institutions, IHEs, groups, and individuals to advance geography education. Funding is intended to support programs that integrate geography into the social studies curriculum or classroom and improve geographic literacy for students at the classroom, district, or statewide level.

Applications are judged on the following criteria:

  • Sound rationale and appropriate methods for incorporating the study of geography into the social studies curricula.
  • Specific plans for enhancing geographic literacy.
  • Feasibility of program implementation.
  • Number of teachers and students served.
  • Potential for program continuation or its effects after initial implementation.
  • Incorporation of the National Geography Standards as identified in Geography for Life (2012), the "The Five Themes of Geography", appropriate sections of NCSS, National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies: A Framework for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment (2010), and appropriate sections of the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180978

Estimated Size of Grant:

Award winners receive $2,500, a commemorative award, present a session on their work at the NCSS Annual Conference or via webinar/webcast at a later date, and up to $800 in travel reimbursement when presenting their work at the NCSS Conference.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility requirements:
- Programs, not individuals, individual lessons or units, which will enhance the geographic literacy of students at the classroom, district, or statewide levels.
- Recipients may be individuals or groups in school districts, public institutions, or universities.
- Proposals from individuals having already received this grant may be considered after three-years from the last time they received this grant.
- Nominees must agree to be available to present their work at the NCSS Annual Conference and via webinar or other outreach means if selected as the recipient of the grant.

Pre-Application Information:

Please sign up and apply by October 24, 2021.

Applicants must complete the online application and be prepared to upload the required documents within the application. You will have five days to access and update your form after your initial submission.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To apply online: https://ncss.awardsplatform.com/

For questions, contact awards@ncss.org.

National Council for the Social Studies
8555 16th St. Suite 500
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
301-588-1800

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Canada: Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;

Israel

International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.

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