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Center for Social Justice – Racial Justice in Education Grant

The NEA Human and Civil Rights (HCR) Department coordinates and administers the Center for Social Justice (CSJ) funding grants to state and local affiliates to further drive the core strategies of the racial justice in education work: Awareness, Capacity-Building, and Action.
Published: 09/18/2020

OVERVIEW

For Affiliates to explicitly address racial equity and justice (fairness and justice across racial groups) and the elimination of racism (racial inequities, disparities and bias) in its goals and plans. 

  • Deliberate strategies to develop and expand the leadership of people of color, including new teachers of color and other stakeholders of color.
  • Specific activities that build connections and solidarity across different racial groups-- internally and externally--to expand multiracial unity and power.
  • Organizational change, development and transformation strategies and activities.

Rolling applications – October 1, 2020-May 31, 2021

State and Local Affiliates of NEA may apply for Racial Justice in Education Grants. All grantees will be expected to participate in a grant reporting and evaluation process during and at the close of the funding cycle (with continued funding contingent upon satisfactory progress reporting). In order to be considered, each grant proposal should include; detailed planning and supporting documents, narrative and budgetary information (with budget data tied directly to the proposed activities). Typically, funded grant requests range from $10,000 to $75,000 over a 1-year period. We will also consider multi – year grant requests.

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). You can find a blank copy of the form in the downloads below. If you do not know your affiliate’s Federal Employee Identification Number (EIN), you can find:
    1. State Affiliates EIN Quick Lookup in downloads below
    2. Local Affiliates EIN Lookup via IRS Database
  2. To submit your Affiliate's completed W-9, please click here. 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 Racial Justice in Education Funding Memorandum of Agreement (below), 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 HCR@nea.org.

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