Grants and Contests(9)

Every school in the United States (enrollment 50-plus students) is eligible to receive free Go!Temp probe and software from Vernier Software and Technology. Register for the probe online. Deadline: August 31, 2006

Students ages 15-25 may apply for a Red, White, and Green Climate Change grant, sponsored by Youth Service America and the Civil Society Institute. The $500 grants fund service-learning projects about climate change. Deadline: September 1, 2006

The National Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services, sponsors the Big Read Program. The minimum grant is $5,000; a match is required. Schools may not be lead applicants, but may be partners in a proposal. Deadline: September 12, 2006

School and public libraries may apply for $350 mini-grants provided by the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation. The purpose of these grants is to fund activities that promote literacy and creativity in children. Ideas for mini-grant proposals are available online. Deadline: September 15, 2006

The Captain Planet Foundation offers grants ranging from $250 to $2,500 to fund programs that provide hands-on experiences that teach K-12 students about environmental issues. Schools and nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply. Deadline: September 30, 2006

For more information about these grants, go to