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The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation requests applications for the Ezra Jack Keats Book Award. The award seeks to recognize and encourage emerging talent in the field of children’s books. To be eligible, writers and illustrators must have had no more than three books published. Self-published books are not eligible for consideration. There’s an award for writer and illustrator. The winning author and illustrator will each receive a monetary award of $5,000. If one book receives both awards, the author and illustrator will each receive $5,000. Honor book winners will receive $2,000. Winners must attend the award ceremony held in April during the Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival at The University of Southern Mississippi.

DEADLINE: Dec. 31, 2021

CONTACT: https://www.degrummond.org/ezra-jack-keats-book-award-guidelin

Educators can apply for the Association of American Educators Foundation Classroom Grant. Grants are available for up to $500. Funds can be used for a variety of projects and materials including, but not limited to: books, software, calculators, math manipulatives, art supplies, audio/visual equipment and lab materials. Funds must be used within one year of the application deadline. Eligibility: Full-time educators who have not received a scholarship or grant from AAE in the past two years. AAE members receive additional weight in the scoring rubric.

DEADLINE: Oct. 1, 2021

CONTACT: www.aaeteachers.org/index.php/classroom-grant-application

The P. Buckley Moss Teacher Grant program provides funding for art supplies. These grants are given annually and may be up to $1,000 each. The purpose of the grant is to support a new or evolving program that integrates the arts into education in the school class-room setting, with a special focus on those who learn differently. The criteria for being considered for a Teacher Grant is the development and implementation of a “hands-on” visual art learning tool. The goal is to develop a project within schools serving all children (including students who learn differently) from grades pre-K to 12 that integrates art into educational programs. Teachers who are awarded grants must have incorporated art projects into other curricula including math, science and geography.

DEADLINE: Applications accepted from July 1 through Sept. 30, 2021

CONTACT: http://mossfoundation.org/grants.html

Educators of America are driven to not only supply teachers and educators with the classroom technology they need, but also train them to use it in the most effective ways possible. If you are a teacher in need of an effective technological tool that will assist in bettering student achievement, not only in your classroom but throughout your entire institution, you can apply for a grant. The classroom technology grant applications are reviewed on a biannual basis. Eligibility: K–12 Schools.

DEADLINE: Sept. 15, 2021

CONTACT: https://bit.ly/2T4MZdD

Rakuten OverDrive announced that library patrons and students of participating public libraries and schools can borrow and read digital versions of Pokémon Adventures and Pokémon movie adaptations of manga titles published in English by VIZ Media. Public library patrons can access the titles via the Libby app or access them on a computer browser. Students of participating schools can use Sora, the student reading app, or obtain access via a computer browser.

CONTACT: OverDrive