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Student-Centered Bargaining and Advocacy Grant

Found in: Grants & Awards

Application deadline is November 15

NEA’s Collective Bargaining and Member Advocacy Department (CBMA) will be awarding grants to affiliates to design and implement student-centered initiatives through collective bargaining or other forms of advocacy.
Affiliates have used these grants to:

  • Unite educators with parents, communities, and students to advocate and bargain for the schools that students deserve.
  • Open up negotiations and make collective bargaining a more transparent process.
  • Advocate for students away from the bargaining table.
  • Join the Red for Ed movement to improve educator pay, preserve health care and pensions, increase education funding, and achieve student-centered victories through collective bargaining and other forms advocacy.
  • Bargain for the Common Good.

Resources for your application:

Student-Centered Advocacy Grant application process

Before you Begin:

  1. Have an electronic copy of your Affiliate’s completed IRS W-9 Form available on your computer (you will be required to upload it in the next step). Download blank IRS W-9 Form. If you do not know your affiliate’s Federal Employee Identification Number (EIN), you can use the following links to look it up:
    1. State Affiliates EIN Quick Lookup
    2. Local Affiliates EIN Lookup via IRS Database
  2. To submit your Affiliate's completed W-9, please click on the link below.Within the capture form, please make sure to select the appropriate Center/Department to whom your affiliate is submitting a grant request.
  3. Download a copy of the Blank Student Centered Advocacy Application, familiarize yourself with it and gather all required information.

How to Apply:

  1. You will be required to create an NEA Applicant ID and Password if you are applying for the first time.  To create a new NEA Applicant ID and Password, click the New Applicant? link under the E-mail input box on the first page of the application and follow instructions.
  2. Next you will be prompted for your Affiliate's EIN.  You should already have this number from Step 1 of Before you Begin.  If you cannot locate your EIN using the search resources provides and your grant application is time sensitive, a link is provided to bypass this requirement.
  3. Once in the application, provide all required information.  The Save and Finish Later button will save your in-progress application to your NEA Applicant Account to complete later.
  4. Finally, once you feel your application is complete, click the Review and Submit button.  Missing information will be flagged, and you will have to provide it before you can submit your application.
  5. For questions, please email

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Student-Centered Bargaining and Advocacy Report - 2019
(PDF, 868 KB, 36 pgs.)