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Urban and Higher Education Program Grants


Sponsored by Carnegie Corporation of New York

Contact:Carnegie Corporation of New York
437 Madison Ave.
New York, NY 10022

Phone: 212.371.3200
Fax: 212.754.4073

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Description:The Urban Education Program funds large-scale education projects that align with the Carnegie Corporation’s goals of promoting systemic change at the kindergarten through grade 12 and undergraduate college levels to increase student achievement, particularly of underserved populations. The program emphasizes initiatives in secondary and higher education. Within the Urban Education Program, grants are awarded for projects in the following three areas:

• New Designs: Innovations in Classroom, School, College and System Design: Fresh, research-based approaches to secondary and higher education that demonstrate more effective use of human and material resources, including innovative integration of technology.
• Standards and Assessments: Projects of special attention address successful implementation of the Common Core Standards in mathematics and English language arts through aligned assessments and supports at the state and district levels, development of new science standards and assessments, and the creation of standards for English-language proficiency.
• Innovation in Teaching and Human Capital Management: Models for improved preparation and effectiveness of teachers and school leaders, with emphasis on urban schools as well as preparing and supporting the highest quality STEM teachers.

The required procedure is to provide a Letter of Inquiry, submitted online. If the Letter of Inquiry is accepted and Carnegie invites a proposal, then a full application is completed. The majority of Carnegie grants are awarded to public agencies, universities, and public charities that have nonprofit status. Grantseekers are encouraged to carefully review the program goals and funding requirements on the corporation’s website before submitting a Letter of Inquiry.
Eligibility:Public, Other (including homeschool, 501 (c)(3) organizations)
Award(s):Awards vary.
Deadline(s):Letters of Inquiry are accepted year-round.
Focus:Assessment, At Risk, ELL/ESL/Bilingual, Engineering, Facilities/Maintenance, General Education, Professional Development, STEM, Technology, Technology Ed, Underserved Populations
Grade Level(s):6-8, 9-12, Higher Ed, 3-5, K-2, PreK
Content Area(s): Mathematics, Reading/English/Language Arts, Science, World Languages
21st Century
Themes and Skills:
Collaboration, Communication, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Innovation, Problem Solving
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