Insight Grants

NYSED ESD/SVP Deadline Extended!

Great news for applicants in New York State to the Extended School Day/School Violence Prevention grant program: NYSED announced today the deadline has been extended to January, 15, 2016. Best of luck to all applicants!



Featured Grants: Two Opportunities for Schools in the State of Vermont

There are two grant opportunities for schools and non-profit community-based organizations in the State of Vermont with deadlines coming up in February 2016.

21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant

VT 21CCLC grants support programs that provide rich, diverse high-quality afterschool and summer extended learning opportunities for students with a focus on improving achievement and graduation rates and high-need schools. For complete information and to access the application visit the 21st CCLC Grant Information page at  Applications are due February 5th.

2016 Dairy in the Classroom Grant

Dairy in the Classroom grants increase students’ appreciation and knowledge of dairy farming, dairy products, and healthy eating through Dairy in the Classroom education and Fuel Up to Play 60. K-3 teachers are invited to apply. Schools must participate and enroll in Fuel Up to Play 60 and participate int he National School Lunch Program. Grants are available for up to 40 classrooms. Awarded schools will be provided with in class programs, hands on activities, and $200 toward field trips to cow-based dairy farms. Applications are due February 8th. For complete information visit the 2016 Dairy in the Classroom Grant page here.


Grant Opportunity: Saucony Run for Good Grants

Saucony Run for Good Grants are an amazing way to initiate, expand, or improve running programs for children and/or teens. The Foundation is “committed to reversing obesity rates by offering children the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of running and a healthier lifestyle.” Applicants must provide proof of tax exempt status, serve participants 18 of age or younger, and demonstrate that programs will increase participation in running in order to positively impact the lives of participants.

The upcoming grant deadline is February 1st, 2016 with maximum award size being $10,000. For complete details visit the Saucony Run for Good Grants application here.

Featured Grant Opportunity: Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG)

FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program is now open with applications due 1/15/2016.

“The purpose of the AFG Program is to enhance the safety of the public and firefighters with respect to fire and fire-related hazards by providing direct financial assistance to eligible fire departments, nonaffiliated EMS organizations, and State Fire Training Academies (SFTA) for critically needed resources to equip and train emergency personnel to recognized standards, enhance operational efficiencies, foster interoperability, and support community resilience.”

For complete information on the AFG Program visit the Assistance to Firefighters Grants program on

We are offering three different AFG services: narrative writing and uploading and submission of the full application, narrative writing only, and editing for a narrative written by a member of your fire department or eligible EMS organization. If you are interested in discussing your project and our services please contact us by filling out our online form here or emailing

Grant Opportunity: Healthy Kids-Healthy Schools Grants (State of Washington)

In Washington (state), the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction recently released the Healthy Kids-Healthy Schools grants. These grants are specifically equipment and/or facilities upgrades for existing schools. Grants are available for Nutrition (kitchen, cafeteria, gardens, greenhouses), Physical Activity and Physical Education (indoor and outdoor equipment, covered play structures, playground equipment), and/or Access to and Appeal of Water (water bottle filling stations).

Applicants can apply for funding for one or more topic areas. Free/reduced lunch rate is one of the factors considered, so highest-need schools as defined by free/reduce lunch rate are likely to have some competitive advantage.

Award Amounts: Grants are available for up to $200,000 per district.

Application Deadline: Applications are due 2/19/2016.

For complete information visit the Healthy Kids-Healthy School grants page.

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