Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grant Program for Public Libraries and Public Schools

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Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grant Program for Public Libraries and Public Schools


Sponsored by Ezra Jack Keats Foundation

Contact:Ezra Jack Keats Foundation
450 14th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11215-5702

Email: foundation@ezra-jack-keats.org
Description:Created by the childrenís book author and illustrator, the Ezra Jack Keats (EJK) Foundation awards EJK Mini-Grants for projects that foster creative expression. Minigrants provide teachers and librarians an opportunity to design and implement a great program through which students work together and interact with a diverse community. Proposed projects may provide special activities outside the curriculum or may support or extend the Common Core Standards within the curriculum through an experience, activity, or project not otherwise offered. Projects must be free of charge and cannot be used to produce merchandise for sale. Examples of projects are murals, story walks, quilts, theater productions, newspapers or other publications, intergenerational activities, and programs that bring dissimilar communities together.

Programs funded in the past have included: a readerís theater workshop; a story sharing program; an after-school art club; a science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) event; and a program encouraging parent involvement in reading and writing. Minigrants were designed to make the most of the time teachers and librarians spend with their students. If a program is innovative, imaginative, and inspiring, the foundation is interested in considering it for support. In such cases, the foundation considers funding the purchase of books, equipment, and materials.

Eligible applicants are public schools, public libraries, and public preschool programs in the United States and its territories. Only one application per library or school is considered. Application forms are available on the website and must be submitted online by the deadline.
Eligibility:Public, Other (including homeschool, 501 (c)(3) organizations), Charter
Award(s):Grants of $500 are awarded.
Deadline(s):Electronic applications are due March 31, annually.
Focus:General Education, Library/Media
Grade Level(s):6-8, 9-12, 3-5, K-2, PreK
21st Century
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