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NEA Great Public Schools Fund

Beginning with the 2014-15 fiscal year, NEA will accept grant applications by September 1, January 1, and May 1 of each year. The Oversight Committee will communicate a final decision to each applicant within 30 days of the application deadline. For the 2013-14 fiscal year, applications will be due October 15, 2013, January 1, 2014, and May 1, 2014.

As a result of a change to the NEA Bylaws (Bylaw 2-7(p)) adopted by the delegates of the 2013 NEA-RA, resources have been allocated to allow state affiliates, local affiliates, partnerships between state and local affiliates, or partnerships of local affiliates to apply for NEA Great Public Schools Grants (GPS Grants) to advance the goal of great public schools for every student. Funds will be provided to help affiliates demonstrate leadership in enhancing the quality of public education and to assist in the development and implementation of a proactive agenda that engages members and leads to success for every student. Grants will be awarded using criteria that focuses on ensuring successful students, accomplished professionals, dynamic collaboration, and empowered leaders. GPS Grants may not be used for overhead expenses, public relations activities, legislative campaigns, or any other program or activity covered by other NEA grants or funded with other NEA monies.

(These are the current FAQs and Guidelines. Modified FAQs and Guidelines will be posted as they become available)

Applying for monies from the Great Public Schools fund is an online process, but will require you to upload a copy of the templated plan document - found in your right hand navigation bar.


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