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Grants & Funding

Opportunities for Educators, Students, Schools, & Communities
NEA helps members and affiliates get the resources they need to grow as professionals, activists, and organization leaders.
NEA Centers have awarded millions of dollars to members and state and local affiliates for innovative projects, and created a grant finder to allow educators identify federal funding opportunities.

For NEA Members

The NEA Foundation actively promotes the inclusion of educator voice in leadership practice and policy and awards grants to public school educators to enhance teaching and learning.

For NEA Affiliates

In an effort to ensure that each child attends a great public school and that we continue to build strong affiliates, NEA provides partnership funding to state and local affiliates.

Federal Education Funding

Browse our guides to federal education grants by issue, professional practice, and more as you advocate for great public schools for all students.
Member Edwin Manarrez
There are a lot of like-minded people who work hard to improve public schools for their students, and I find the more involved I am with my union, the more it welcomes me—and I appreciate that. ⁣
Quote by: Edwin Moñarrez, Special Education Teacher, Illinois Education Association
Leadership Summit

National Leadership Summit

NEA's annual National Leadership Summit helps to develop activist leaders and prepare them with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to lead relevant, thriving associations and to lead in their professions.

Are you an affiliate?

Jump to updates, opportunities, and resources for NEA state and local affiliates.

What’s on Your Mind?

We’re here to help. Our community comes to us seeking tools (guides, reports, trainings, and more) to help answer everyday questions. We’re here to support you in whatever you need.
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Great public schools for every student

The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.