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Welcome to the Education World Grants Center. Here Education World contributor Don Peek offers helpful tips for grant seekers. Peek is a former educator who now runs The School Funding Center, which provides grant information and grant-writing services to schools. Peek's School Funding Center Grant Database is updated daily and currently contains more than 110,000 grant opportunities worth more than $6.5 billion.

The following articles that Don Peek has written for Education World are packed full of tips for writing successful grants.

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Four Basic Steps to Winning School Grants

Summer Vacation: Time to Write Those Grants

The Case for Writing Classroom Grants

Grant Money: The Reward for Good Assessment

'Spring' Into Action: April Is the Perfect Time to Write a Grant

Does Your District or Campus Need a Grant Committee?

Is Grant Money Still Available?

Another Way to Strengthen Your Grant Proposal

Delivering a Quality Grant Proposal

Delivering a Quality Grant Proposal

Does Your School Qualify for Grants?

Make Grants a Part of Your New Year's Resolution

What Progress Have You Made?

A Good Time for Foundation Grants

Writing Grants With a Partner

Are You Filling Out Your Grant Applications Properly?

Can I Really Get Grant Money for My School?

Setting Clear, Measurable Goals

Using Data to Define Your Problems

Getting Ready to Write Fall Grants


No Retiring from Dedication
After 30 years as a third grade teacher, retirement could not stop Jill Herrick from remaining an educator. She founded a mini-grant program to help teachers fund hands-on projects, and an awards program for third graders who "work their tails off." Included: Ideas for how retired teachers can continue to contribute to education.

Show Me the Money: Tips and Resources for Successful Grant Writing
Many educators have found that outside funding, in the form of grants, allows them to provide their students with educational experiences and materials their own districts cant afford. Learn how they get those grants -- and how you can get one too! Included: Practical tips to help first-time grant writers get the grants they need.

Grants Help Baltimore Schools Aim High
Determined to expand reform efforts from elementary schools to middle and high schools, Baltimore City School District officials worked on a plan and then looked for support. Their efforts attracted $20 million in contributions from local and national organizations to reorganize the city's high school system. Included: Descriptions of high school reform efforts in Baltimore.


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