AWARDS

$60 million from U.S. Department of Education

For the 21st Century Community Learning Center program, which enables schools to create or expand safe, productive after-school programs for children, $60 million to 183 communities in 45 states. The grants range in size from $36,000 to $2.5 million per year for up to three years. Schools can use the money to establish, among other things, after-school technology education programs in their communities.

(800) USA-LEARN

http://www.ed.gov/offices/OERI/21stCCLC

$150,000 from National Science Foundation

To assess the professional development needs of teachers, review learning resources, and develop plans for improving high school math and technology programs, a $150,000 planning grant to the D.C. Public Schools.

(703) 306-1234

http://www.nsf.gov

$100,000 from Schools of the 21st Century

To establish a model for school reform, $100,000 to a “constellation” of schools around Detroit’s Southeastern High School. The grant will help the schools identify common needs, analyze data, and form a plan for working together. Schools of the 21st Century, a public-private education reform group, was formed in 1996 with a $60 million grant from the Annenberg Foundation to improve Detroit schools.

(313) 871-3515

http://www.s21c-detroit.org