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The following links provide websites where you can obtain educational resources to enhance your implementation of Amatrol Learning Programs and Systems.

Associations and Organizations

ACTE – American Career and Technical Education Association
ATEA – American Technical Education Association
ITEA – International Technology and Engineering Educators Association
ASME – American Society of Mechanical Engineers
ASTD – American Society of Training and Development
ASCE – American Society of Civil Engineers
IBEW – International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
AAACE – American Association for Adult and Continuing Education
ACE – American Council on Education – ACE


Government Organizations

U.S. Department of Education
U.S. Department of Labor


Grants and Funding

21st Century Community Learning Centers: Funds community-based learning centers in communities to implement or expand after-school, weekend, and summer programs in rural and inner-city schools in nearly every state.

Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award: Honors educators’ outstanding contributions to technology education.

Charter Schools: This program provides funding for the design and implementation of public charter schools. Funds may be used for activities such as purchasing equipment, materials, supplies, or dissemination of information about the charter school.

Coca-Cola Company Foundation:The Coca-Cola Foundation encourages new solutions to countless problems that impede educational systems today, and it supports existing programs that work. Because the challenges for education are so broad, the Foundation’s commitment is multifaceted. It offers support to public and private colleges and universities, elementary and secondary schools, teacher-training programs, educational programs for minority students, and global educational programs.

Computers for Learning: Donates surplus federal government computer equipment to needy schools.

Corning Inc. Foundation: Supports educational programs that promote instructional technology.

Department of Education Forecast of Funding: This document lists virtually all programs and competitions under which the Department of Education has invited or expects to invite applications for new awards. Provides actual or estimated deadline dates for the transmittal of applications under these programs.

Dirksen Congressional Center – Robert H. Michel Special Project Grants: The Dirksen Congressional Center offers special project funding through the Robert H. Michel Special Project Grants.

Educational Consulting Services: ECS offers comprehensive grant writing services to schools, communities and non-profit organizations.

eFunding Solutions: Resources available to teach and assist with researching grants and writing grant proposals.

eSchool News School Funding Center: Information on up-to-the-minute grant programs, funding sources, and technology funding.

Federal Funding for Ed Tech: Information about available federal funds for schools.

Ford Foundation: In education, increase educational access and quality for the disadvantaged, to educate new leaders and thinkers and to foster knowledge and curriculum supportive of inclusion, development and civic life. Grant making supports policy, research and reform programs in both schools and higher education institutions around the world, with particular emphasis on enhancing the performance of educational systems through improving finance, access, accountability and training.

Funding for Technology: Helpful information on grant-writing tools and funding sources.

Fundsnet Online Services: A comprehensive website dedicated to providing nonprofit organizations, colleges, and Universities with information on financial resources available on the Internet.

Goals 2000 State Grants: Assist K-12 schools throughout the U.S. to meet the National Education Goals.

IBM – Reinventing Education: Supports long-term investment in educational technologies to facilitate innovative and enriching curriculum, teacher training, student assessment, and data analysis.

Innovation Grant: Awards grants to two or more K-12 teachers who collaborate to develop and implement innovative ideas that result in high student achievement.

International Technology Education Association: Awards a variety of grants of $1,000 or $2,000 for demonstrated need for technology resources.

Magnet Schools Assistance Program: Offers grants to assist local educational agencies develop and implement special magnet schools, which offer enhanced curricula to attract students from various racial backgrounds.

Max Out Your E-Rate: The founding VP of the E-Rate program explains how to optimize your funding.

Migrant Education Basic State Grants: This formula grant program provides education and support activities, such as academic, remedial, bilingual, vocational instruction, and guidance, to students who meet the definition of a migratory child or youth.

National Cristina Foundation: Awards donated technology equipment to schools and organizations that work with disabled, at-risk or economically disadvantaged students.

National Science Foundation EI/Sec Funding: Offers grants to colleges, universities, and other research and/or education institutions in the U.S. for developing educational materials, technologies, and programs that aim to improve science, mathematics, and technology education.

NEC Foundation of America: Provides grant support for programs that promote science and technology.

Oracle Corporate Giving ProgramOracle Giving is dedicated to making a substantial, positive impact in the areas of education, the environment, and the global community. To this end, we develop strategic partnerships with select nonpolitical, nonreligious, nonprofit organizations. We make grants that combine cash grants, in-kind donations, and volunteer support.

Oracle’s Help Us Help Foundation: Provides grants for computer equipment and software to schools in low-income communities.

Philanthropy News Digest-K-12 Funding Opportunities: K-12 Funding opportunities with links to grant seeking for teachers, learning technology, and more.

RGK Foundation: Grants support programs that focus on formal K-12 education, particularly math, science and reading/literacy; after school tutoring and enrichment; integrating technology into curriculum; teacher development; and higher education.

SMART Technologies, Inc – Smarter Kids Foundation: Awards numerous grants for professional development or student research, and free or reduced-price company products.

Special Education IDEA: The Individuals with Disabilities Act was reauthorized in June 1997. Programs provide financial assistance to states to help them meet the educational and developmental needs of over 5 million children, ages birth through 21. The law focuses on increased expectations, more coordination and involvement by parents and the regular classroom teacher, and more professional development for all involved in educating children with disabilities. The law also permits schools broader authority to remove special education students from the classroom for bringing illegal drugs or weapons to school and integration of funds into title I school-wide programs. Special Education services apply to a vast array of disabilities, including those with severe disabilities, the emotionally disturbed, and the severely and profoundly mentally retarded. IDEA grant categories include those to states and preschools, as well as grants for infants and toddlers.

Staples Foundation for Learning: The mission of the Staples Foundation for Learning is to provide funding to programs that support or provide job skills and education for all people, with a special emphasis on disadvantaged youth. Organizations applying for grants must have a nonprofit tax-exempt classification under 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Technology Grant News: Overview of various grants in many areas of technology education.

Tech-Prep Education Demo Program: The program offers assistance to states to award grants to a consortia of school districts and postsecondary institutions to operate programs that facilitate technical preparation in applied science; engineering technology; industrial, mechanical, or practical trades; agriculture; health; or business. Programs must include the last two years of high school and two years of postsecondary education, leading to an associate degree or a two-year certificate.

Ten Great Ways to Get a Grant: Experts’ advice on drafting grant proposals that work.

Texas Instruments Foundation: Funds varied projects that support technology and engineering studies.

Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act: The largest, federally funded K-12 education programs, Title I supports accelerated-curriculum programs for school in high-poverty areas; emphasis is on enabling disadvantaged children to meet the same challenging academic standards as other children; the law also focuses on school-wide projects and parental involvement.

Toshiba America Foundation – Small Grants Program: Awards up to $5,000 to programs and activities that improve the classroom teaching of mathematics, science and technology for middle- and high-school students.

U.S. Commerce Dept. – Technology Opportunities Program: Awards grants for model projects demonstrating innovative uses of network technology.

Verizon Foundation: Offers in-kind gifts, volunteers and cash grants to qualified nonprofits, including K-12 schools.

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