The National Education Association’s National Foundation for the Improvement of Education (NFIE) now offers more than 300 small grants of $2,000 to $5,000 each on an ongoing, year-round basis. These grants fund classroom innovations or professional development for improved practice in public K-12 schools and higher-education institutions. NFIE will award up to 250 Innovation grants worth $5,000 per year and 75 Leadership & Learning grants ranging between $2,000 and $5,000. Grants will fund activities for 12 months from the date of the award. Applications are received three times per year. Schools whose applications are received by Feb. 1 will know by June 15 if they are approved.