NEA Partnership Funding
2014-15 Grant Opportunities for NEA Members
NEA Members: Affiliate Partnership Funding Applications Without Deadlines
The Campaigns and Elections Department has resources available to assist state affiliates facing legislation that will create a significant crisis for the state affiliate and our members
- Legislative Crisis Guidelines ( PDF, 80 KB, 2 pg.)
- Legislative Crisis Fund template ( MSWORD, 40 KB, 3 pg.)
- Submit your Legislative Crisis Fund application
(upload your completed template here)
The Campaigns and Elections Department has resources available to assist state affiliates facing ballot measures that will impact our members.
- Ballot Measure Guidelines ( PDF, 263 KB, 9 pg.)
- email Gail Stoltz and cc: Karen White for more information
The Center for Organizing has resources available in support of strategic organizing projects that are developed collaboratively between state affiliate leadership, affected locals and NEA. The resources include training, coaching, convening or workshop costs, and direct resources. These resources are designed for projects that promote or advance the NEA Strategic Goals while building capacity to engage and recruit members to lead on issues affecting their professional practice and equity of resources and opportunities for all students.
NEA Members: Affiliate Partnership Funding Applications With Deadlines
Local President Release Time Program (LPRTP):
The Local President Release Time Program was formed to encourage the growth and development of NEA’s local associations. The program’s objective has been to provide financial assistance towards the full-time or part-time release of local presidents, so as to build and strengthen the association from the grassroots. The presence of a full-time or part-time release local president will add to the effectiveness with which the locals can contribute to NEA’s Strategic Focus, Plan, and Priorities.
- Application process opens September 15.
- By the 2nd Monday in December local associations submit their LPRTP applications to their state affiliates.
- By the 3rd Tuesday in January the local association uploads the state approved LPRTP application.
- LPRTP Brochure ( PDF, 359 KB, 2 pgs.)
- LPRTP Guidelines ( PDF, 209 KB, 7 pgs.)
- LPRTP Application ( MS Word, 62 KB, 6 pgs.)
- Submit Your LPRTP Funding Application
Center for Great Public Schools:
The NEA Center for Great Public Schools provides partnership funding to develop and promote policy and practice that define a quality education profession; incubate sound practice and gather key learning that benefits student learning; and define national, state and district policy that supports the advancement of Great Public Schools. The application should focus on several key education profession levers, which can serve as fundamental change catalysts in educators’ career practice, and the role of the union/educators in leadership. These key areas include: Union Engagement in Education Reform, Transforming the Professions, and Actionable Research, Policy, and Practice for Great Public Schools.
- Deadline-September 15
- CGPS Partnership Funding Descriptors ( PDF, 88 KB, 10 pg.)
- CGPS Partnership Funding template ( MSWORD, 40 KB, 3 pg.)
- Submit your Great Public Schools Partnership Funding application (upload your completed template here)
Great Public Schools Fund:
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. Grants will be awarded using criteria that focuses on ensuring successful students, accomplished professionals, dynamic collaboration, and empowered leaders
- Deadline: September 1, January 1, and May 1
- GPS Fund Guidelines ( PDF, 15 KB, 3 pg.)
- GPS Fund FAQ ( PDF, 271 KB, 1 pg.)
- GPS Fund Partnership template ( MSWORD, 40 KB, 3 pg.)
- Submit your GPS Fund Partnership Funding application (upload your completed template here)
TEF Revenue Campaign:
NEA Research will partner with affiliates (state affiliates, local affiliates, or state/local partnerships) who are interested in working with NEA staff to design and enact campaigns that focus on increasing the state and/or local revenues available to fund public schools.
- Deadline-September 15
- TEF Revenue Campaign Information Sheet ( PDF, 93 KB, 1 pg.)
- TEF RCP Funding Application Template ( MSWORD, 83 KB, 4 pg.)
- Submit your TEF Partnership Funding application (upload your completed template here)
Minority Community Organizing and Partnerships:
The NEA-Minority Community Organizing and Partnerships (MCOP) grants are intended to assist local affiliates identify, engage, and mobilize minority community organizations and community leaders of color around increasing student achievement, engaging members who have participated in leadership trainings, and creating union roles to build capacity to engage community partners.
- Deadline-September 15
- MCOP Partnership Funding FAQ ( PDF, 75 KB, 1 pg.)
- MCOP Partnership Funding application template ( MSWORD, 40 KB, 3 pg.)
- Submit your MCOP Partnership Funding application (upload your completed template here)
State Media Assistance Program:
State Association Media Grants are intended to advance the cause of public education and publicize the role of the Association and its Affiliates in improving the quality of public education. The State Media Grants proactively advance the Association’s mission through image and reputation campaigns that strengthen the Association’s image among key audiences and the public.
- Deadline: May 5 and September 22
- State Media Grant Criteria ( PDF, 167 KB, 6 pg.)
- Media Assistance Program template ( MSWORD, 43 KB, 3 pg.)
- Submit your State Media Assistance Program application (upload your completed template here)
Organizing in Urban Locals:
NEA’s Urban Grants support development of large local NEA affiliates representing pre-K-12 educators, higher education faculty, and education support professionals. This grant funding is intended for projects that increase membership recruitment and involvement, build Association capacity, issue organizing, and organizing and engage communities.
- Deadline: September 30
- Urban Grant Program Guidelines ( PDF, 77 KB, 2 pg.)
- Urban Grant Template ( MSWORD, 37 KB, 2 pg.)
- Submit your Urban Grant application (upload your completed template here)
Each year the NEA Center for Organizing, in collaboration with NEA-Retired, awards State Organizing Grants to State Retired entities. Grants must be used for membership recruitment, Organizing New Retired Locals, Retired Organizing Projects, Creating Retired Activist, Developing Retired Leaders, and Developing and Strengthening Community Partnerships.
- Deadline: August 1
- Retired Organizing Grant Evaluation Form ( MSWORD, 245 KB, 3 pg.)
- Retired Organizing Grant Guidelines ( PDF, 277 KB, 3 pg.)
- Retired Organizing Grant application template ( MSWORD, 36 KB, 2 pg.)
(For best results save this form to your computer and enable editing when prompted. For assistance, email Phillip Zanders.)
- Submit your Retired Organizing Grant application (upload your completed template here)
Projects that may encompass multiple partnership funding sources noted above:
Please contact your Regional Director to seek guidance on how to apply for multi-source partnership funding.