Grant Opportunities

Yavapai County Education Service Agency - Grant Opportunities


Development & Management

Our staff assists districts and schools in individual grant funding opportunities including needs assessment, project development, grant search, alliance and partnership building, and application completion. We can also help with grant project, entitlement grants and fiscal management.

Need support in your classroom, school or district?
Contact YCESA for project development and grant writing support:
Becky O’Banion

The YCESA News, the monthly digital newsletter from our office, includes new grant opportunity announcements. Also, the following are some offerings updated mid-month or when particularly timely opportunities arise.

Aviation-Themed Lessons in Regular Curriculum 

Sponsor: Society of Aviation and Flight Educators, Inc. (SAFE)
Name: K-12 Classroom Teacher Grants
Who: Classroom teachers grades K-12 in district, charter and home schools
Amount: $250 each
Deadline: Aug. 31, 2017
Description: Funding to encourage K-12 teachers to incorporate aviation-themed lessons into their normal curriculum, perfect to teaching science, mathematics, history, and even art. Aviation and aerospace are topics that generate enthusiasm with all types of learners and all ages of students.


STEM Projects with Radio Technology

Sponsor: The Alfred E. Friend, Jr., W4CF, Educational Activities Fund of the American Radio Relay League Foundation
Name: Wireless, STEM, and Radio Technology Education Project Grants
Who:  Public, charter, private and home schools
Amount: $1,000 – $3,000 each
Deadline: Oct. 1, 2017
Description: For educational programs and activities of amateur radio organizations, with special emphasis on projects involving youth and teacher development. Eligible projects include explorations and ongoing education related to wireless; science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM); and radio technology.


Alternative School Breakfasts

Sponsor: Arizona Association of School Administrators (AASA) and Walmart Foundation
Name: Alternative School Breakfast Serving Method
Who: Arizona schools with at least 50% free-and-reduced lunch (administrator must be member of AASA)
Amount: Open
Deadline: July 31, 2017
Description: To support alternative school breakfast serving methods, including Breakfast in the Classroom , Grab ’n’ Go, and Second Chance Breakfast. Alternative serving methods may supplement or replace traditional breakfast in the school cafeteria.


Arts Learning Collaboration Grants

Sponsor: Arizona Commission of the Arts
Name: Arts Learning Collaboration Grants
Who:  Arizona schools or districts
Match: 1:1 match (in-kind for up to 50%)
Amount: Up to $2,500
Deadline: Sept. 7, 2017
Description: To enhance the work of school-based arts teaching and learning programs through collaborative projects taking place in-school (during regular school hours), after-school, or during summer/inter-session and in-services.

Kids in Need Teacher Supply Boxes

Sponsor: Kids in Need Foundation
Name: Teacher Supply Boxes
Who:  PreK-12 teachers in schools with at least 70% free-and-reduced lunch
Amount: Essential school supplies
Deadline: Aug. 14, 3027
Description: Providing free school supplies to economically disadvantaged school children and underfunded teachers to children in need.

Toolbox for Education Grants

Sponsor: Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation
Name: Toolbox for Education Grants
Who: K-12 public and charter schools
Amount: $2,000 – $100,000
Deadline: Cycle opens Aug. 7, 2017, closes Sept. 29, 2017
Description: For technology upgrades, tools for STEM programs, facility renovations and safety improvements.

Kids Run the Nation Fund

Sponsor: Road Runners Club of America
Name: Kids Run the Nation Fund
Who: Non-profit groups, elementary and middle schools with afterschool running programs
Amount: Up to $1,000
Deadline: Oct. 1, 2017
Description: To support structured youth running programs with goals that include motivating kids to run regularly (at least once a week for multiple weeks), as opposed to participating in a single event.

Soccer Safe Places to Play

Sponsor: U.S. Soccer Foundation
Name: Safe Plays to Play
Who: Non-profit organizations
Amount:  Varies, with 50% match in some cases
Deadline: 9/29/17 Letter of Intent, 10/06/17 Application (must get a professional quote before applying)
Description: To create fields principally used for soccer, including sports turf, irrigation, lighting, sport court; see website for more information