Public education is one of the greatest legacies of our country, one that benefits children from every walk of life. For Keats, it was at public school that he received his greatest encouragement to pursue his vocation as an artist. And the public library was a haven that introduced him to the wonders of art history.
2016 Mini-Grants: Happy 100th!
For Ezra’s centennial year, we called for all Mini-Grant proposals to have a Keats theme. And boy, did you deliver! If you received a Mini-Grant and plan to use it in the summer or fall, please submit your final report quickly to be featured as part of our year-long birthday party! But great EJK-themed programs don’t go stale—expect to see more in the coming year.
Great Mini-Grant Programs
The programs we have funded are quite diverse but have these traits in common:
- they are creative, innovative and fun
- they are collaborative—with parents, other educators or other groups
- they have—or could—become an annual event
- they support and/or extend the required curriculum
- they benefit the greater community as well as the children
Mini-Grants & the Common Core
Mini-Grant applicants no longer have to step outside the curriculum to create a special project for students. They can also design programs for the curriculum, in support of the Common Core standards their students need to meet.
Who: Public schools, public libraries, public preschool programs
Where: The United States and U.S. commonwealths and territories, including Puerto Rico and Guam
Limit: Only one application per school or library
Not eligible: Private schools, parochial schools, charter schools
How to Apply